Month of Miracles 2017: 25 Days of Stories

 

 

RE/MAX Affiliates and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals have accomplished great things during 25 years of partnership. Check back daily this August for personal stories of hope from brokers and agents, a greeting from a celebrity or two, and to meet some of the brave CMN Hospital champion patients you’re helping every time you donate.

Share your story! Email your Month of Miracles fundraising event or your miracle story to above@remax.com.

DAY 1: Welcome to Month of Miracles

Check out a word from CMN Hospitals co-founder Marie Osmond here. Osmond encourages you to get involved and help CMN make a difference in your community!

DAY 2: From preemie to college athlete

When Broker/Owner Jeff Kolbus’s son was born 7.5 weeks premature, the outlook was dim. Fortunately for the Kolbus family, Michael was born at a CMN Hospital. Here’s the personal story of why Jeff supports Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

DAY 3: Two of hearts

Siblings Zion and Zhania were both born with sickle cell anemia and a congenital heart disease. Thanks to Children’s Miracle Network, the pair were the first siblings with sickle cell to receive heart transplants at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

DAY 4: RE/MAX Heritage puts with purpose

Agents at the RE/MAX Heritage of Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin go the extra mile to support their local CMS Hospitals. Recently at their annual golf tournament, they raised over $20,000! Read more here.

DAY 5:CMN Hospitals saved their grandson. Now they pay it forward.

Team Clayton Realtors donates $30 to Children’s Miracle Network with every closing. It’s a cause close to team leaders Tom and Janet Clayton’s hearts – in 2011, their grandson was treated at Phoenix Children’s Hospital for seizures. Watch the video below to learn their story – and see some more ways the team is giving back this Month of Miracles.

DAY 6: Miracle child, girl on fire: Angelica Hale

After receiving a life-saving kidney transplant at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, this young singer travels the country raising awareness and money for Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals, including a performance at the RE/MAX R4 convention and a recent spot on America’s Got Talent.

DAY 7: Eye of the beholder

A masterpiece from a patient at Seattle Children’s Hospital hangs in Broker/Owner Scott Comey’s office. Purchased at a fundraising event, it serves as a reminder of why his brokerage, RE/MAX Elite in Everett, Washington, supports CMN Hospitals. Read more about how Comey keeps his office inspired to give here.

DAY 8: Treats to fund treatments

RE/MAX Legends in Buford, Georgia made the most out of Dairy Queen’s Miracle Treat Day. The office sponsored two hours during Miracle Treat Day at their local Dairy Queen, doubling Blizzard treat purchases during that time to benefit CMN Hospitals. Staff and agents were first in line to enjoy their frozen treats and support CMN! Get the scoop here.

DAY 9: 5-month old saved by mechanical heart

Primary Children’s Medical Center in Salt Lake City kept 5-month old Kaidence Stephenson alive before a donor heart was available, by using a Berlin Heart, a device that pumped Kaidence’s blood through her body externally. See how donating to CMN Hospitals assists in life-saving devices and measures like this.

DAY 10: Miracle kids pitch with pros

RE/MAX Georgia stepped out of the box to show support for CMN Hospitals this year. Recently, they brought eight Miracle families from Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta to a local minor league baseball game. Three kids even got a chance to participate in the game! Check out more about how this event drummed-up support for CMN Hospitals here.

DAY 11: Craft a miracle

Since 1992, RE/MAX affiliates have raised $157 million for 170 CMN Hospitals. To celebrate that achievement and this year’s Month of Miracles, headquarters employees visited patients at Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora, Colorado to make some young patients’ day and do some arts and crafts.

DAY 12: RE/MAX Gateway holds hole-in-one fundraiser

RE/MAX Gateway in Chantilly, Virginia recently raised $21,000 for Children’s Miracle Network at their third annual golf tournament. Broker/Owner Scott MacDonald says the tournament will continue for years to come. Read more about this fundraiser’s annual success here.

DAY 13: A day with a champion

Public relations specialist at RE/MAX World Headquarters Kaitlin McMurry shares her story about spending a day at Disney World with Miracle Kid, Carson. Hear about McMurry’s day with this special kid and how it inspires her to support CMN Hospitals here.

DAY 14: A challenge to Steve Young

In the recent Childrens Hospitals Week Facebook Live-athon, members of the RE/MAX team challenged NFL Hall-of-Famer Steve Young to a unique competition in the name of raising money for CMN Hospitals. Check it out below.

DAY 15: 25 Fast Facts

Since 1992, RE/MAX Affiliates have raised more than $157 million for the 170 Children’s Miracle Network member hospitals throughout the U.S. and Canada. To celebrate, here is a list of 25 things to know about CMN, the patients it serves and how easy it is to become a Miracle Agent. That’s one per year RE/MAX has partnered with CMN! Check them out here.

DAY 16: Raising funds and the RE/MAX Balloon at Costco

Customers at a Costco in Oregon purchased tickets for a ride in a RE/MAX Balloon to raise money for CMN hospitals. The annual event raises spirits and funds annually, usually to the tune of $2,000 a year! Read more about this event hosted by RE/MAX Professional Realty in Roseburg, Oregon here.

DAY 17: Untold Miracles Podcast

In this podcast, celebrities, leaders and influential kids define what a miracle means to them. Listen to some of these moving conversations with host, Kelli Davis, head of celebrity relations for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, here.

DAY 18: RE/MAX Alliance, The kids are our ‘Why’

In 24 years of holding an annual Golf Tournament, RE/MAX Alliance in Colorado has raised over $1,000,000 for CMN Hospitals! Through the years they’ve watched CMN miracle kids participate year after year, and have watched them grow up. Read Manager Kim Hawkins’ reflection of 24 years of this annual event here.

DAY 19: Miracle kids Victoria and Grace

Miracle Child Victoria LaRen holds an annual yard sale to raise funds for Vermont Children’s Hospital. Funds raised are donated in memory of her friend and fellow Miracle Child Grace Emery. Watch the video below to learn more.

DAY 20: Make your next fundraiser shine

A great way to fundraise for CMN Hospitals is to host an event – but where do you start? Here are 10 tips to keep in mind while you plan.

 

DAY 21: Miss America and Angelica Hale

Miss America Savvy Shields interviews a special miracle child, Angelica Hale, at this year’s RE/MAX R4. Check out their conversation below!

DAY 22: Miracle Athlete moving again thanks to CMN

Sean Maloney was diagnosed with a tumor in his leg bones at the age of 12. To remove the cancer, he received a surgery that allows him to use his ankle as a functional knee joint. Today, Sean’s able to play golf and basketball, and live a normal life. Learn more about Sean’s story below.

DAY 23: RE/MAX Elite: Little things make a big difference

Since 2006, RE/MAX Elite has raised more than $200,000 for their local CMN Hospital, Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in Orlando, Florida. The staff does a lot of little things, such as participating in Miracle Jeans Day, throughout the year to make a big difference in their community. Read more here.

DAY 24: RE/MAX and CMN scream for ice cream

At this year’s BOC in San Francisco, Broker/Owners were invited to an ice cream social and auction. In total, the event raised $15,200 for CMN Hospitals!

DAY 25: Helping kids is now easier than ever!

Did you know that the Miracle System was updated earlier this year? These updates make it easier than ever to help kids. Learn more about using the Miracle System and the update here.

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