Miracle Child & Grateful Families

The brave children who fight the toughest battles at Children’s Hospital. They use their harrowing and inspirational stories to be an ambassador for Children’s Hospital Foundation. Any child treated at Children’s Hospital can be a part of the Miracle Children and Grateful Families program.

Miracle Kid & Grateful Families get to attend events and share their story across Oklahoma to help us fight against childhood illness, injury and disease. As a partner of CMN Hospitals, you will connect with other kids and families that have been through some of the same challenges and obstacles, all while inspiring others to help make miracles happen!


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  • Zayne

    Zayne’s challenging journey started before he was born. His mother had severe complications throughout her pregnancy which placed her at high risk and on bedrest for three months. At 36 weeks, Zayne was delivered via emergency C-section. Shortly thereafter, he was diagnosed with Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD), a congenital heart defect. He sees his cardiologist…

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  • Samantha

    Ten-year-old Samantha was diagnosed three years ago with Chiari Malformation, a congenital defect in her skull. Samantha was also diagnosed with Scoliosis and Syringomyelia, disorders that affect her spinal cord. Samantha underwent decompression surgery in hopes of relieving some of her symptoms including back pain, stomach migraines, numbness and dizziness. Today, Samantha’s church is a…

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  • Piper

    Prior to Piper’s arrival, her mom was diagnosed with Preeclampsia at 29 weeks and spent five weeks on bedrest. Piper was born six weeks early and contracted an infection in her lungs. She endured 8 days on a ventilator and 19 days in the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit). Today, she no longer has to…

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  • Oliver

    Within 24 hours of his birth, little Oliver was transferred from a local hospital to The Children’s Hospital due to low oxygen levels. Two days later, he was diagnosed with Tetrology of Fallot, which can effect oxygen flow and indicate a heart murmur. He stayed in the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) for four days,…

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  • Martina

    Most people would never guess that Martina lives with a plethora of medical conditions. Upon her premature birth, she was diagnosed with Mosaic Trisomy 22, a rare genetic disorder, which has led to Stage 3 kidney disease. Martina has experienced 14 surgeries to repair her bladder, hernia, back and heart as well as a leg-lengthening…

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  • Hailey

    Hailey was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder, Jarcho-Levin Syndrome, when she was a few days old. It’s characterized by severe malformations of the chest cavity, ribs and thorax, thus affecting her ability to breathe. When she was six months old, Hailey was diagnosed with Septo Optic Dysplasia. It causes blindness. Although life has been…

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  • Gabe

    Before Gabe’s second birthday, his mom noticed he suddenly wasn’t eating and it appeared he had a severe stomach ache. His parents took him to the hospital where they learned that he had a tumor on his liver. During surgery, the tumor, as well as more than 60% of his liver, was removed. He stayed…

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  • Emilee

    Not only did Emilee almost lose her foot in an ATV accident, but her kidneys were injured which sent her into kidney failure. After five weeks in the hospital, dialysis treatments, 13 surgeries, many rounds of antibiotics to fight off infections, and more than a year of rehabilitation, Emilee has miraculously regained the use of…

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  • Atticus

    When Atticus’ mom was pregnant, she was told about two Breast Milk and Research studies by a friend. Intrigued, she signed up for both prior to Atticus’ birth. One study tracks growth by analyzing the milk and diet. The other study involves diet, timing of food consumption and milk compositions. The family is happy to…

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