Miracle Treat Day

THANK YOU FOR HELPING LOCAL KIDS ON MIRACLE TREAT DAY, Children’s Miracle Networks Hospitals ® At participating DQ ® Locations. Oreo is a registered trademark of Mondelēz International Group. Used under license. Trademark owned by Am. DQ Corp © 2017 THANK YOU FOR HELPING LOCAL KIDS ON MIRACLE TREAT DAY, Children’s Miracle Networks Hospitals ® At participating DQ ® Locations. Oreo is a registered trademark of Mondelēz International Group. Used under license. Trademark owned by Am. DQ Corp © 2017

Thank you Fans!

Our Fans are amazing.  On Thursday, July 27th, for every Blizzard® Treat sold, $1 or more was donated by your local participating DQ® store to local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®.  This would not have been possible without our loyal DQ Fans. Thank you for making 2017 our most successful year yet!




Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Miracle Stories
 

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals provide care to over 10 million children each year. 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. Meet a few great kids helped by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Click on the image of one of the Miracle Children to read their full story.  
Logan

Texas – Logan Parker   

McLane Children’s Scott & White
Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease
 
When first encountering Logan, you might be met with a growl. That’s simply dinosaur language for “hello” in his world. It’s a world where a rambunctious boy can play basketball, be a human bowling ball and ride a bike through his hospital’s garden, despite having a rare genetic condition.
 
Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease is a central nervous system defect of the brain that affects mobility and speech skills. Today, there are only 1,000 known cases.
 
Logan participates in speech, physical and occupational therapy sessions every week and receives Botox injections to improve spasticity in his legs every four to six months. He also sees a pediatric neurologist every six months on top of annual visits with a neuro-ophthalmologist and a pediatric orthopedic surgeon. It’s a lot for a child. But that doesn’t stop Logan from having an infectious smile, laugh and a “can do” attitude.
 
Donations help pay for Logan’s ongoing occupational services every week as well as the MRI and X-ray machines used to test his bone density, hips and ankles.                   
Chloe

Oregon – Chloe Davison                        

Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center
Leukemia
 
At age 5, Chloe’s body started aching. It took visits to seven doctors before one found her diagnosis: cancer.
Chloe has been receiving treatments, including spinal taps and chemotherapy and doctors expect her to make a full recovery.
 
Known for her extremely vivacious and outgoing personality, Chloe hopes to become a doctor one day to help children like her. She enjoys playing with her dogs, spending time with her family and, like most young kids, loves “Frozen”.
 
Funds from CMN Hospitals provided Chloe with a port for receiving oncology treatments and a vein finder machine that helped locate her veins when she received her initial diagnosis.
Andrew

Tennessee – Andrew “AJ” Cucksey

East Tennessee Children’s Hospital
Pilocytic astrocytoma

While on a family vacation at Walt Disney World, AJ’s parents noticed he was struggling with coordination and walking. As their trip continued, his symptoms worsened, so they cut their vacation short and headed straight to the pediatrician. Shortly thereafter, doctors diagnosed AJ with the most common type of nonmalignant pediatric brain tumor.
 
Though most children with this diagnosis have one or two tumors, AJ has seven — most of which are inoperable due to their location. In order to treat the tumors, AJ endured a year of chemotherapy.
 
AJ loves learning, particularly science and math, and wants to become a doctor one day.
He is also a performer and loves to sing. A.J. even performed “Rocky Top” for Peyton Manning at the Peyton Manning Classic Golf Tournament.
 
Funds from CMN Hospitals purchased a CT scanner, which doctors used for six of AJ’s CT scans to monitor tumor growth and changes. Donations also helped fund AJ’s medical stroller.
Marlee

Indiana – Marlee Davenport

Riley Hospital for Children
Rare condition affecting her ribs and vertebra
 
Marlee was born missing nine of 12 ribs on her right side, causing severe scoliosis and an abnormally small right lung, leaving her unable to breathe on her own. At 10 days old, she had her first of 19 surgeries, a tracheotomy. In total, Marlee spent six months at the hospital before being discharged.
 
Marlee has surgery every four to six months to adjust her Vertical Expandable Prosthetic Titanium Ribs (VEPTR). The VEPTR help stabilize Marlee’s spine and separate her ribs, allowing her lungs to expand as she grows.
 
Marlee’s prognosis is good and she will continue to have surgeries and follow-up visits for the rest of her life.
Marlee utilizes several specialty areas at her member CMN Hospital for treatment including the pulmonology and urology departments.

DQ and Children's Miracle Network Hospitals: Putting Money Where the Miracles Are

Since 1984, DQ and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals have partnered to provide life-saving treatments to kids from across the U.S. and Canada. To date, more than $125 million has been raised through donations from DQ Fans and franchisees, all of which stays local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care.

About Miracle Treat Day

For more than 10 years, the DQ system has celebrated Miracle Treat Day. Thanks to the generosity of local DQ stores and our Fans, over $2 million was donated to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across the United States and Canada. These donations help provide support for over 32 million patient visits each year to local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Find out why children's hospitals need community support, identify your local hospital and learn how you can Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are at:CMNHospitals.org and facebook.com/CMNHospitals.

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*Miracle Treat Day in Canada was held on Thursday, August 10th