Children's Miracle

Network Hospitals 

The national platform of the Miss America Organization

I give back by spending time with the patients and raising funds for CMNH. I believe it is the precious moments spent with a child in need, brightening their day, and putting a smile on their face that truly makes an impact. I am so happy to help make miracles happen for CMNH families in Minnesota, and spread the mission as Miss Minnesota 2018.

Minnesota's CMN hospital is Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare in St. Paul, MN. They provide top-notch care for their patients, including my cousin Isabella...

When my cousin Isabella was born, she was diagnosed with a rare chromosome disorder called Trisomy 2. Due to the rarity of this disorder, support from fellow families dealing with this is very limited.

 

Bella had open heart surgery at age one, followed by spinal surgery for shunt placement, hand surgery, MRI procedures to monitor her Syrinx tumor, and seizure medication adjustments. Yet, through it all, Bella has continued to defy the odds and

amaze her doctors. She celebrated her golden birthday this year, turning fifteen years old!

 

Gillette's extra special care for its patients has left such a positive impact on Bella. After one surgery, she wanted her toenails painted. Her doctor brought her an array of sparkly colors to choose from and painted her nails for her! The amazing doctors and support system have been so precious to Bella and our family.

delivering my tie blankets

delivering my tie blankets

thumbs up!

thumbs up!

delivering my tie blankets

delivering my tie blankets

spending the day with the kiddos!

spending the day with the kiddos!

showing me his favorite therapy dogs

showing me his favorite therapy dogs

Visiting with patients in July

Visiting with patients in July

He could have held my hand all day!

He could have held my hand all day!

Showing off my favorite princess!

Showing off my favorite princess!

We found such a sweet queen

We found such a sweet queen

Delivering Fireman's helmets

Delivering Fireman's helmets

Gillette's Fireman's Carnival

Gillette's Fireman's Carnival

My cousin Isabella, jumping for joy!

My cousin Isabella, jumping for joy!

Gillette Fireman's Carnival

Gillette Fireman's Carnival

Arts & Crafts!

Arts & Crafts!

Spending time with patients waiting for their appointments

Valentine's Day at Gillette!

Valentine's Day at Gillette!

Such a warm and kind spirit!

Such a warm and kind spirit!

Smiling for his mom!

Smiling for his mom!

What a fun Valentine's!!

What a fun Valentine's!!

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