Children's MIralce Network Hospitals of Greater Kansas City has an exciting year ahead and we want YOU to be a part of it.
Follow us on Facebook (cmnkc), Twitter (@cmnkc) and right here to keep informed and help us celebrate our successes througout the year.
Every year, a selection committee made up of our local partners chooses a child, one from Kansas and one from Missouri to be our Children's Miracle Network Hospitals' Ambassador. These amazing kids help give the community a greater understanding of the trials and triumphs they face throughout their daily lives. They are also featured on all marketing materials for the year and will get the opportunity to attend major fundraising events and campaigns.
Let's Meet our Ambassadors:
Ricky Ramirez was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in 2012 when he was 12 years old. He is now in remission but is undergoing two years of maintenance chemotherapy. He is enjoying life as a busy 16 year old, playing sports and spending time with his friends.
The McCleary Quads came into this world at 28 weeks and weighed from 2 lbs., 8oz. to 2 lbs., 14.5 oz. They spent three months in the NICU at KU Medical Center and to date are the only quadruplets to be born here. They are now 6 years old, full of energy and enjoy being in 1st grade! Although they share the same birthday and a very special sibling bond, they each are very unique in their own way.
We hope you get the opportunity to meet Ricky, Cameron, Elizabeth, Matthew, and Zachary this year!
In the Greater Kansas City Area, proceeds benefit the University of Kansas Medical Center Pediatrics. KUMC is the region's only advanced care academic medical complex. It provides a combination of research and care needed to treat your child today as well as find the treatments of tomorrow.
KU Pediatrics offers state-of-the-art medical facilities which are available 24/7 to help kids of every age and background overcome every imaginable disease and injury-from asthma and broken bones to cancer, heart defects, pediatric AIDS, muscular dystrophy and life-threating injuries."