Children’s Miracle Network – Meet the Kids: Kyah
When you become a Miracle Maker, your $12 a month will to programs like Kids Clinic to help Shreveport-Bossier kids, like Kyah, during therapy.
Kyah was born in Trinidad at 26 weeks. The care in that country was not sufficient so the biological aunt from the US adopted her. Kyah is diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy.
She began therapy at Kids Clinic in Oct 2014 and suffered grave weight loss because of feeding complications. The Kids Clinic speech therapists showed mom/aunt some feeding techniques and at last check Kyah was only a few pounds under weight.
We are still working on communication, she is smart and understands and follows commands. She walks almost independently with a device.
When you open your heart to Children's Miracle Network, you become the miracle that has helped Kyah eat and gain healthy weight. Your donation goes toward programs like Kids Clinic which is funded by Children's Miracle Network.
“Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion—most of it $1 at a time—for 170 children’s hospitals across the United States and Canada, which, in turn, use the money where it’s needed the most. These donations have gone to support research and training, purchase equipment, and pay for uncompensated care, all to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible.
Our mission: We increase funds and awareness for local children’s hospitals.
Our vision: Together we save kids’ lives.
Right now there’s a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital working to save the lives of kids in your community. In fact, 62 children enter a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital for treatment every minute — that’s one child every second. Some are battling cancer. Some are suffering from a traumatic injury. Others require constant care because they were born too early, or with a genetic disease. Regardless of why the kids are there, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals always have their doors open.”
Learn more at ChildrensMiracleNetworkHospitals.org. And learn more about the work Christus Health is doing for Shreveport-Bossier.