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Meet Benjamin

When Benjamin was born a month early, medical staff realized immediately that he wasn’t crying or breathing correctly. He was transported by a pediatric ambulance that was funded by CMN to Penn State Health Children’s Hospital, where he received lifesaving care. 

Watch Benjamin's story to learn how CMN helps to give children in our community the Gift of Growing Up!

Miracle Child Benjamin, smiling and wearing a helmet, takes a bike ride around a park in Harrisburg

Harper's Story

In 2020, Harper was involved in a lawn mower accident. She was rushed to Penn State Health Children's Hospital, where she endured multiple lifesaving surgeries and endured a partial foot and heel amputation. She has nothing but wonderful memories of the hospital.

Watch Harper's story to learn how programs like Child Life and Art Therapy make the hospital more normal for kids!

Miracle Child Harper smiles as she tells her accident story from her bed, surrounded by stuffed animals, wearing a sequined pink dress

Miracle Hero Milo

Miracle Hero Milo lived for eight precious days before passing away from Trisomy 18, a terminal genetic condition. His family is forever grateful to CMN and the services at Penn State Health Children's Hospital for helping to give Milo the best possible eight days of life.

Watch Milo's story to learn how the Hummingbird program and other staff helped to support Milo's family.

Miracle Hero Milo, a tiny infant born with a terminal genetic condition, rests on his hospital bed wearing breathing tubes and a heart monitor

Children's Miracle Network gives the Gift of Growing Up to sick and injured kids at Penn State Health Children's Hospital by funding lifesaving equipment, vital patient programs, and transformative pediatric research. Learn more about how CMN's dollars make a difference.

Get to know some of the Miracle Children who inspire us! Click here to meet more Miracle kids, watch their incredible stories, and learn how CMN Hershey helps kids in our community!

The gift of growing up together.

Miracle Siblings Deacon and Laken share a unique bond - they both know what it’s like to face tough medical issues.

When she was a baby, Laken had surgery at Penn State Health Children’s Hospital to remove a rare, benign tumor. Her gallbladder and part of her liver were also removed. Deacon was born with kidneys that functioned at just 10% and auditory neuropathy,  a rare type of hearing loss. He endured surgeries for renal failure and other conditions and receives ongoing treatment from multiple specialists.

Thanks to CMN Hershey, Laken and Deacon have the equipment, resources, and services they need when it matters most. Thank you for giving these siblings the Gift of Growing Up together!

Miracle Child siblings Laken and Deacon jump joyfully off a balance beam at a playground in York

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