Children's Miracle Network & Walmart: Making Lives Better and #Giveaway

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. However, all opinions are my own. The Walmart gift cards and information have been provided by P&G.

When we think of children, we think of laughter, playing, and a carefree life. Sadly, this isn't the case for all children. Some children spend much of their life in a hospital. The treatment they receive can mean life or death and the hospital they spend their time in can dramatically increase their quality of life and even attitude about life. This is one of the reasons that the Children's Miracle Network is so important in our country and in the lives of children that are fighting for their lives.

The Children's Miracle Network is so successful because of the support of the community. When we donate or purchase those little name signs that go in store windows, we are helping to make a child's life a little better. The infographic below shows stats about Children's Miracle Network Member Hospitals. For example, did you know that 1 out of 10 children are treated in these hospitals every year?

I find the stories of the children that have spent so much time at the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals truly inspiring. If we all had this attitude, the world would be a much better place. I ran across this story about a 13-year-old boy from South Carolina and wanted to share it with you.

It was a moment fit for the silver screen: during the final play of a county basketball game, the ball was passed to Keldon. The world stopped as he took his shot and — score! The ball swooshed through the net and the crowd erupted with resounding applause.

Keldon’s life could be compared to a very challenging game of hoops. At 6 years old, extreme headaches and vomiting led him to the hospital, where he was quickly diagnosed with a brain tumor. This marked the beginning of 18 months of chemotherapy and the implantation of two shunts at the front of his skull. As Keldon’s treatment continued, his family sought comfort in learning about cancer and blood disorders via the hospital’s child life program funded in part by Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

While Keldon’s tumor remains benign and inoperable, the aspiring NBA player’s recovery is as miraculous as the moment he made his winning shot. He is full of life and brings a smile to everyone he meets.

Walmart and Pampers have teamed up to donate $200,000 to CMNH in June. Purchasing certain items at Walmart can contribute to the donation. Some of these items include PediaSure, Johnson & Johnson, and P&G. Visit Walmart's Children's Miracle Network Hospitals page to learn more and even make a donation. 


Walmart and Pampers are offering one lucky reader of The Palmetto Queen a $25 Walmart gift Card. Would you like to be the lucky winner? Just comment below and share your Children's Miracle Network story. Don't have a story? Tell us what you think about the organization and Walmart and Pampers goal of donating to this amazing organization. Good luck. A winner will be chosen on July 7th, 2015. 


  1. I do not have personal experience with them but have given charity more than once; i think the program is great.
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

  2. I think it's a very worthwhile cause! In the past I have collected donations for CMN.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

    1. Congratulations! You won! Expect an email from me shortly!

    2. Thanks so much! I replied to your email.

  3. I love what Children’s Miracle Network Hosptials do, it helps to save and give children hope.

  4. I do not have personal experience with them. I am thankful this program is available to help children and families.

    dlatany at gmail dot com

  5. I don't have a personal story to share, but I have donated to CMN a few times. I think it's great that Walmart and Pampers support this organization

  6. I do not have a personal experience but I love how many families they have helped out. It's great that Walmart and Pampers are helping raise money for this organization.
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  7. I don't have a personal story but I think they do wonderful things for children and their families.
    reklaw422 at hotmail dot com