Saturday, August 27, 2011

Dairy Queen Blizzards

On Aug, 11, 2011 Was Dairy Queen Blizzard day for childrens Miracle Network. For every blizzard sold Dairy queen donate $1.00 to the CMN. We visited 12th St. Nampa and they treated gave our family a blizzard, We went around and talked with some of the customer's who were helping out with this great cause. We wanted to share with every one so we asked the customers if they would be in our pictures? They were non to happy to help out. We want to also thank the manager and staff for there hard work. Also special thanks to Buiold a bear they made and donated these wonderful bears dressed just like D Q employees. The staff gave Gracy the bear from there store the others will be actioned off. We want to say Thank you to every one who supported CMN.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Gracy's sisters & brother Jessica, Gracy, Angie & Justin
had a wonderful time at Golden corral June 25th 2011 fund raising for CMN. The Nampa fire dept. was there giving tours of their truck and handing out fire hats and sticker badges. Also there was face painting, and horse rides and I met some wonderful people Star Cornforth and her friend Rick sonnenberg, they brought and shared their animals every thing from ducks chickens pigmee goats rabbits, it was amazing experince for our kids and all the ones that came to the fund raiser. Gracy is pictured here with a bunny name Buttercup, she and Buttercup bonded so well that Star & Rick gave Gracy the bunny. Every one was so nice I would like to give a special thanks to the manager of golden Corral Joey Yatzun for helping out the CMN fund raising. And also to Rick and Star for sharing their wonderful animals with us and every one who participated in this event. Thank you!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Walmart is great! We have about 3 walmarts near us. The Walmart on 12th st Nampa is the close one to our house. We seem to hit it every time their doing a fund raising od some kind. On 6/14/11 we went for groceries and they had a wonderful cake out for CMN. It was very yummy! Thanks to all the Walmarts that have helped out with the fund raising for the CMN, you are all a blessing to the miracles of all our children. Thank you .

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Walmart & Costco pictures may 28th 2011

Here are some more pictures from our walmart and Costco visit. They even made a Broncos symbol our football team for Id. out of the CMN balloons. And Gracy later on gets to take it home, now finding a place big enough for it LOL. Every one was great Tank you so much Walmart and Costco.

Pic's from Walmart and Costco

Walmart and Costco

We were asked to come back to launch walmart on May 28th 2011 to except a award certificate from the Bronco's and a free certificate for our family for a Hot air balloon ride. How exciting! We then visited our Costco store in Nampa Id. And were greeted with open arms and big smiles from the managers and staff. Gracy was escorted around meeting most of the cashiers who have been working so hard to help raise money for Gracy and CMN. Then the manager took us to the front of the store to see what they made for Gracy, Since Gracy is such a huge fan of the Bronco's they made a symbol of the Bronco's out of the balloons that were sold horse head Broncos. Gracy thought that was so neat when the fund raising is done there giving that to Gracy to take home, now finding a big enough place for it to go LOL. Thank you to Walmart Super store and Costco in Nampa for all your hard work and dedication to Gracy and CMN God Bless you all.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Gracy injoying her cup cake

Gracy's picture cake

Everyone was so nice.

Hi We had our Wal mart Launch Event at nampa Franklin Walmart Id. We had such a great time Walmart went out of their way to make Gracy feel like a Champion child. We received a beautiful cake with Gracy's picture on it, and a $500.00 gift card to help with our up coming trip in Oct. Gracy received a phone (not loaded) and she loves to talk on it has not stopped. She also received a Minnie Mouse and CMN Moose stuffed animals, which she sleeps with every night. We had a great welcome Thank you Walmart for making our Gracy feel special.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Champions

Champions is a Children's Miracle Network Hospitals program that brings attention to the important work being done at its 170 children’s hospitals. It does this by honoring 51 remarkable kids who have faced severe medical challenges, and helping them tell their stories.

The Champions program designates a child in every state who has bravely battled a serious injury or illness. The Champions represent the nearly 17 million children treated at Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals every year. The 2011 Champions have dealt with a wide variety of injuries and illnesses including genetic diseases, organ transplants and traumas, as well as various types of cancer.

The Champions travel for a week in October, first to Washington, D.C., where they traditionally meet with their state senators on Capitol Hill, and the President of the United States during a visit to the White House. They then take a private chartered flight, provided by Delta Air Lines, to Orlando, Fla. There, champions meet Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals sponsors, hospital representatives and media partners who all convene to celebrate a year of medical miracles during the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Celebration event at Walt Disney World Resort.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Lancaster Family

Hi to everyone out there! My name is Michelle my husband is Ken and Gracy is the new Champion child of Idaho. We would like to send a thank you to St. Lukes Hospital, and Childrens Miracle network. We are so honored to have this opportunity to represent Idaho! Were looking forward to a wonderful trip and great fun with our daughter Gracy and are very blessed. Hope to share this exciting experience with you. God Bless The Lancasters

Gracy's Story

Age 5

St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital

Heart condition

Five-year-old Gracy has an “owie” on her heart. That’s the way she describes Wolff Parkinson White syndrome, a heart condition in which she has extra electrical pathways in her heart that can lead to episodes of rapid heart rate.

From birth to age four, medications helped Gracy manage her heart rate, until one morning Gracy unexpectedly went in to full cardiac arrest.

Doctors attempted several cardiac ablations to fix her arrhythmia, but the procedures were unsuccessful. Gracy’s pathways are so rare that doctors were left with only one option: a very risky open heart surgery.

Four days after surgery, Gracy was on her feet roaming the hospital hallways, and she hasn’t slowed down since. Gracy will continue to be monitored, but so far she’s made excellent progress. She shares her sunny personality wherever she goes, proving that she will cheerfully overcome whatever obstacles come her way.