2009 CMN Telethon - Another Success

06/01/2009

In the last twenty-two years we have met some extraordinary children who are alive today because they had the healthcare they needed when and where it would help them the most. That accomplishment didn’t just happen. Help was there because Maine people did the right thing.

This year, thanks to the generous support of our many friends and neighbors throughout northern, central, and eastern Maine, the Children’s Miracle Network of EMHS raised nearly $534,000 at our annual telethon this past Saturday.

During the live broadcast, we heard first-hand from many families about how important CMN’s work is to them. Amy Robinson of Belfast said before her son, Clayton was born she had no idea just how much CMN supported local hospitals, “I thought I was having a normal pregnancy and that literally changed overnight. Thank goodness EMMC’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit was there to keep Clayton alive and help him get strong and healthy.” The Robinson family is one of three dozen families spanning Bangor, Blue Hill, Greenville, Pittsfield, Presque Isle and Waterville who shared their personal stories during this year’s telethon.

“Our ‘miracle families’ are the face of CMN, and it is because of their support that our healthcare providers are able to help thousands of Maine children each and every year,” says Josh Scroggins, director of CMN of EMHS. “We want to make sure the last thing you have to think about when your child is sick or injured is where he or she is going to receive care,” he adds.  

To make a donation, or to learn more about the Children’s Miracle Network of EMHS and how every donation stays local, please log on towww.miraclesinmaine.org