This past weekend the Children's Hospital at UMC saw something special. They saw people open their hearts and raise a record $832,000 for the Children's Miracle Network.
By now you've heard, all that money stays right here at UMC to buy life saving equipment. By now you've seen the inspiring stories of survival and courage, but I'd like to tell you a story you might not have seen.
During the broadcast, a call came in from a 98-year-old lady. She was calling from her bed in a local nursing home. She was watching the broadcast and made the call during a miracle match which means every dollar pledged at that time doubles. This sweet, 98-year-old lady pledged all $5 she had to her name. Five dollars! She told the person on the other end of the phone she was giving her last $5 because she knew it would become $10.
Folks, it was the spirit of the entire weekend and that is just one reason why top of the line care is available for our children right here in Lubbock. The generosity of the people here is overwhelming.
Your donations to CMN have directly improved the quality of healthcare for our children. So from all of us at NewsChannel 11, thank you very much for your donation and support.
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