Preview of our 33rd annual Children's Miracle Network Telethon - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Preview of our 33rd annual Children's Miracle Network Telethon

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

Here's a preview of some of the stories you'll see in this year's Children's Miracle Network Telethon this weekend.

Many of us have had a child suffer a broken arm.

It's almost a part of childhood... unless along with the break, the child suffers a torn artery and a severed nerve.

Back in March, Brandon and Denise Fuqua received a phone call that no parent wants to hear.

While they had been running errands in Lubbock, their son, 15-year-old Rodie, was in a dune buggy accident in Shallowater.

Rodie was rushed to UMC's trauma center. Brandon Fuqua, Rodie's father, says, "I've never seen that kid in that much pain and not be able to do a thing. That was the hardest thing I've ever seen him go through."

We'll tell you more about the extent of Rodie's injuries and his lengthy recovery during our 33rd annual Children's Miracle Network telethon live from UMC this weekend.

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Sarah Hawkins and her husband Brandon thought their family was complete after having three children.  They sold all of their baby items in a garage sale.

Then, 2 months later,  at age 40, Sarah found out she was pregnant again... with baby number 4.... and more.  She explains, "When you are laying on the table and somebody says 'I think i see three", I think I had an out of body experience."

Sarah didn't even know she was pregnant and carrying triplets until she was four and a half months along.  Needless to say, that news threw her into a high risk category for labor and delivery.

That is one of the miracle stories we'll bring you this weekend during our 33rd annual Children's Miracle Network telethon.

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In a recent 5 year period, there were more than 105 thousand injuries related to hair care products.

We also know from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System that 82 thousand of those were blamed on a curling iron.

Among children under age 4, most were burned because they were curious and grabbed the iron.

But in one Lubbock case, a baby simply rolled over a hot curling iron that had fallen from the counter.

The parents, Keith and Brandi Toogood, were devastated, "They said, 'we're gonna have to do a skin graft'. That's when I lost it."

The injury and the healing process for little Beckett Toogood is just one of the miracle stories we'll bring you this weekend in our 33rd annual Children's Miracle Network Telethon.

The phone lines open during our 6 p.m. news on Friday, June 3rd.

The actual broadcast begins at 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 4th.

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