The 2008 Children’s Miracle Network calendars are now available for $5 at participating Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club stores, participating credit unions, participating Kiwanis Clubs and the Children’s Medical Research Institute.
The calendar, titled “Miracle Children of Oklahoma,” features 14 children who have benefited from CMN programs throughout the years.
One such child, Elizabeth Smith, Miracle Child for March, was diagnosed with renal failure and a non-functioning bladder four months before she was born. Her mom, Kristal, and Elizabeth went through multiple procedures before her June 2002 birth. Elizabeth was born five weeks early with only 5 to 10 percent kidney function. She received a kidney transplant from her father in December 2002. Afterward, she contracted the UVB virus but survived and underwent a complete reconstruction of her bladder, according to a CMRI press release.
To find out where to buy a calendar, call 271-9042.
Jeff Raymond, Medical Writer