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36 Hours for Kids 2014




We're Raising Money for Children's Hospital Colorado!
Feb 12 - 14 from 6am - 6pm

What: Join Alice 105.9 and Children's Miracle Network Hospitals in creating a $1 million miracle for the patients at Children's Hospital Colorado. For three days, Alice will break from its normal format to broadcast stories of hope and courage live from the atrium of Children's Colorado.

Who: Alice’s 36 Hours for Kids is brought to you by Marriott and underwritten by Foresters to benefit Children’s Hospital Colorado.

Why: Radiothon supports children and their families who depend on the world-class care Children's Colorado provides.

 

How: You can help Alice 105.9 raise awareness and support for the Children’s Hospital Colorado by:


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Meet the Kids

We are glad to bring you the stories of nine Children's Hospital Colorado patients whose experiences represent hope and inspiration..

 

Colorado Champion
Max
Age 12
Denver, CO

Max was diagnosed with diabetes insipidus and at the direction of his doctor he had an MRI done to rule out the unlikely cause being a brain tumor. A lesion was discovered on the MRI leading to a craniotomy, biopsy and diagnosis of Langerhan’s cell histiocytosis. After 29 rounds of chemo the tumor shrunk and he is excited to get back to his normal, everyday life. Max is known for his sense of humor which he used to play numerous pranks on his medical team at Children’s Colorado. He is also a young philanthropist who donates to Children’s Colorado and manages a successful pops tab fundraiser that he’s very proud of.

Wyoming Champion
Maverick
Age 4
Cheyenne, Wyoming


Maverick was diagnosed with a heart defect called tetralogy of fallot at 23 weeks in utero, which causes four anatomical abnormalities of the heart. He had two open heart surgeries in his first year of life. His initial diagnosis has expanded to include: noonan syndrome, chronic lung disease, full tracheal rings, and scoliosis, but he doesn’t let any of this keep him from being full of spunk and personality. Maverick also depends on a tracheostomy, mechanical ventilator, and feeding tubes to survive. He’s undergone close to 30 surgeries and will continue to have procedures throughout his life. Despite all of his medical challenges, he’s beat the odds, is mobile, can fully communicate, and at first sight you wouldn’t know he was sick if you couldn’t see his ventilator.

Anicee
Age 10
Broomfield, CO

Anicee was born in Belize with a bone disease called osteogenesis imperfecta (brittle bone disease). She was adopted by parents who also share her disease. This common trait has created a special family bond, and allowed her parents to empathize with their daughter’s unique needs.  Confined to a wheelchair, Anicee is a determined, articulate, courageous 10-year-old. She has had rods placed in her femurs and lower legs, and a spinal fusion so that she can move and use her limbs more easily. In the future, she will need to have rods placed to straighten both of her arms. The family meets their challenges with a great sense of humor. They’re an excellent support system for each other.

Graicey
Age 12
Parker, CO


Graicey, now 12 years old, was born with multiple birth defects and had her first of 28 surgeries when she was just 2 days old. She has malformed fingers, club foot, turned foot, and had spinal and rib fusions. In addition, Graicey’s was born with her stomach wrapped around her esophagus and her intestines twisted. Graicey has had six hand surgeries and she will continue to need additional surgeries throughout her life. She doesn’t allow any of her disabilities to slow her down and she faces each situation with an upbeat attitude. 
Ella
Age 7
Golden, CO


Ella was in preschool when she started to get the stomach flu in a clockwork fashion. Every three weeks, on Wednesday, she would become ill. The family spoke with Infectious Disease specialists, and then Hematology specialists at Children’s Colorado. After being tracked for a few months, changes in her blood work suggested myeloid dysplastic syndrome, which can progress to acute myeloid leukemia, a serious form of cancer. They tested her family for bone marrow matches and found that her brother Cale was a perfect match. The siblings courageously underwent the procedure and other than some graft-versus-host disease, a transplant complication, she has been doing great.
Casey
Age 8
Golden, CO


Casey was born with the heart defect tetralogy of fallot, which causes four anatomical abnormalities of the heart. His parents learned of his condition about halfway through pregnancy, so they were able to prepare and educate themselves before his arrival. At 4 and a half months old, Casey had open heart surgery. After spending 5 days in the ICU, Casey was doing exceptionally well. He has overcome his heart problems and is an active kid who skis, plays soccer, basketball and tennis and is one of the fastest runners in his class.
Lake
Age 14 months
Lafayette, CO


Lake’s  life was saved at Children’s Colorado by an operation known as the EXIT procedure to remove a cyst on her left lung before she was born. Doctors discovered the abnormality during her mother’s routine 20-week prenatal visit. It was concluded that without intervention, the cyst would interfere with the baby’s ability to breath after birth. So, a team of doctors at Children’s Colorado, led by world-renowned Dr. Timothy Crombleholme, performed the specialized surgery just before Lake’s birth at 36 weeks.  Lake was pulled halfway out of her mother’s womb, leaving her connected to the umbilical cord and placenta as life support, while the team of 43 doctors and nurses worked together to operate. She is now a thriving 14-month-old baby girl.
Daniel
Deceased at age 3 ½
Denver, CO


After experiencing arm pain and limping, Daniel’s doctors suspected he might have pediatric rheumatoid arthritis. He was admitted to Children’s Colorado after experiencing periodic fevers and unusual blood test results. After a lumbar puncture and bone marrow biopsy, Daniel was diagnosed with a rare sub-type of leukemia. Daniel immediately began chemotherapy treatments, but with each bone marrow check-up his leukemic cell percentage continued to increase from 10-percent to 85 percent. After a strong fight, Daniel lost his battle with cancer. He passed away with his loving parents by his side
 
 


About Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals:

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds for 170 children’s hospitals across North America, which, in turn, use the money where it’s needed the most. When a donation is given it stays in the community, ensuring that every dollar is helping local kids. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $4 billion, most of it $1 at a time. These donations have gone to support research and training, purchase equipment and pay for uncompensated care, all in support of its mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Learn more at http://CMNHospitals.org.



 

About Children’s Hospital Colorado:

Children’s Hospital Colorado (Children’s Colorado) has defined and delivered pediatric health care excellence for more than 100 years. Founded in 1908, Children’s Colorado is a leading pediatric network entirely devoted to the health and well-being of children. Continually recognized as one of the nation’s outstanding pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report and ranked 8th on its Best Children’s Hospitals 2012-13 Honor Roll, Children’s Colorado is known both for its nationally and internationally recognized medical, research and education programs, as well as the full spectrum of everyday care for kids throughout Colorado and surrounding states. Children’s Colorado is recognized for excellence in nursing from the American Nurses Credentialing Centers and has been designated a Magnet® hospital since 2005. With more than 1,000 health care professionals representing the full spectrum of pediatric specialties, the network for Children’s Colorado includes 15 regional locations including its main campus on the Anschutz Medical Campus, and more than 400 outreach clinics. For more information, visit www.childrenscolorado.org and connect with Children’s Colorado on Facebook and Twitter and Pinterest.









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