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.

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