LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - This weekend you can watch the 27th Annual Children's Miracle Network Celebration Broadcast live on KCBD NewsChannel 11 From the McInturff Conference Center June 5th & 6th. You will be able to meet the kids and their families that your donations have helped and continue to help.
The broadcast begins at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 5th, but you don't have to wait until then to start helping these kids. You can make your donation now by calling 747-KIDS (5437) or to make a general donation click here. 100% of your donation stays right here to help kids across the South Plains.
Meet the 2010 Children's Miracle Network Miracle Kids
If you would like to make a donation in the name of a specific miracle kid, just click the link below the name.
When Austin Davidson was born, he had no heartbeat and was not breathing. After 11 minutes of manual chest compressions, Austin finally resuscitated. He was put under a cooling blanket which reduces the chance of brain damage. Luckily, MRI and EEG showed no signs of brain damage in him. After two weeks in NICU with the supervision of Dr. Ana Rojas, Austin was finally able to go home. He is truly a Miracle Baby.
As an infant, Banner Scarborough had many digestive issues and trouble gaining weight. He was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis, an inherited chronic disease the affects the lungs and digestive system. Banner now makes routine check-ups with Pediatric Pulmonologist, Dr. Adaobi Kanu, and stays proactive towards chronic sinus infections.
At the age of 12, Christy Baugh started showing signs of diabetes. Dr. Douglas Klepper referred her to Pediatric Endocrinologist, Dr. Daina Dremaine who diagnosed her with Type 1 diabetes. Since diagnosis she has undergone insulin therapy and is currently using an insulin pump, which infused insulin into her body automatically. Through the education provided by UMC, Christy stays proactive with managing her blood sugar on a daily basis and is now enjoying being a regular teenager.
Through a sonogram, Dr. Edward Yeomans determined that Alexander Biggs would be born with a bilateral cleft lip and cleft palate. After birth, Alexander was monitored by a cleft palate team at UMC and underwent surgery on his lip. At 15 months, he will undergo surgery to repair the cleft. Even after losing a significant amount of weight and battling jaundice, Alexander is now healthy, eating well and gaining weight.
During her senior year of high school, Safa Arzaghi was diagnosed with leukemia. Under the care of Dr. Douglas Klepper and Dr. Anthony Cecalupo, Safa has endured 4 months of induction chemotherapy treatment and 4 rounds of consolidation chemotherapy. Ten days after finding out that her cancer was in remission and getting her port removed, Safa was hit by a drunk driver and suffered multiple broken bones. After enduring an extremely tough senior year, Safa is celebrating the fact that not only is her cancer in remission but that her broken bones have healed enough that she will be able to walk across the stage at graduation.
Zoey Covarrubias was born 3 months premature and was not breathing at birth. After spending 69 days in NICU under the care of Dr. Fortunato Perez and Dr. Robert Couch, Zoey is finally healthy and at home with her parents, Ginger and Able.
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