User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


29° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Snow and blowing snow likely in NE KELOLAND, click here for details.

 

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Back to all news

Healthbeat

Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Making Miracles Happen

April 5, 2012, 5:21 PM by Casey Wonnenberg

Making Miracles Happen
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

From paying for medical and travel expenses for families with sick children to bringing the latest technology to local hospitals, the Children's Miracle Network helps make miracles happen.

Hundreds of local children with special medical needs have overcome more than most adults.  Their successes might not have been possible without the help of the Children's Miracle Network.  CMN not only helps young patients, it also supports their families and brings some of the best equipment in the region to local hospitals.

One of those tools is the O-Arm, which makes spinal surgeries safer and saves surgeons a lot of time.

"It's what I think is the most technology-advanced piece of equipment that we have in this world today; way better than an iPhone," Sanford Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Geoffrey Haft said.

Maci Van Riesen is just one of many children helped by CMN’s efforts. She was diagnosed with a very rare disorder as an infant.

"How it was explained to us is it was one of 50 cases possibly in the world," Maci’s dad, Grant Van Riesen said.

The condition is so rare that it required a medical procedure never performed before at Sanford Children's Hospital. Now, thanks to Botox, Maci is able to drink out of a bottle and be home with her family.

While all of the donations given to the Children’s Miracle Network stay local, the benefits reach far beyond Sioux Falls. Noah Hansen of Warner, South Dakota, is one of many children who don't need to travel as far for medical treatment thanks to CMN. That means Noah can stay in school and his parents don't need to take as much time off of work.

"To give that benefit to our patients is definitely worth it," Sanford Certified Nurse Practitioner Karen Hanisch said.

Those are just a few of the children whose lives have been touched by CMN. If you’d like to help make miracles happen for more children throughout the region, simply click on the link below.

Click to Make A Pledge to CMN.

Click to Purchase a Raffle Ticket for the CMN Chopper.

 

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments





RELATED STORIES


 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View healthbeat

You may also like

SF Teen Surprised By Garth Brooks

11/19/2014 2:17 PM

A legendary country music star gives support to a Sioux Falls family while their teenage daughter was in a Minneapolis hospital last week.

Full Story
Stroller Recall Due To Amputation Hazard

11/20/2014 9:45 AM

More than four million strollers sold in the United States are part of a recall.

Full Story
Facing Pancreatic Cancer

11/19/2014 6:17 PM

John Moisan is a proud Vietnam War veteran. He served in the Army Signal Corps but did not have to go overseas. Moisan was also the man in charge of c...

Full Story | Watch
Sanford Named As SD's Designated Ebola Hospital

11/21/2014 11:03 AM

According to the Department of Health, Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls will serve as the state's facility for Ebola patients.

Full Story
Pancreatic Cancer Survivor's Story

11/19/2014 1:27 PM

Pancreatic cancer is one of the most deadly types of cancer. Only six percent of people with the disease survive for 5 years.

Full Story


Events