Children's Miracle Network

Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare Foundation is proud to be a member hospital of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN).

CMN is a non-profit organization that raises funds for more than 170 children’s hospitals worldwide. Countless individuals, organizations and media partners unite with our CMN to help sick and injured children in our community. Donations to our local CMN create miracles by funding vital programs, services, equipment and education that saves and improves the lives of more than 18,000 local children each year.

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2016 Miracle Children

Each year our Children’s Miracle Network selects miracle children to represent all the children cared for at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare. The children and families are selected based on referrals from some of our Children’s Miracle Network funded programs throughout the hospital. While we believe every single child we care for is a miracle child, we select only a few for this yearly honor.

Zachary Krupski - Sherrill, NY
Zachary received the care he needed because of your support. Zachary was receiving care through the Hearing and Speech Department at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH). Due to insurance restrictions, he became unable to continue the care he needed to thrive. The Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN) at FSLH was able to help by providing the necessary funding to supplement where the insurance fell short. Thanks to CMN, Zachary was able to continue his therapy. His hard work and determination helped him graduate from the program in December.

Nicholas Manno - New Hartford, NY
Nicholas experienced your generosity first hand. A fun summer night turned tragic when the car Nic was riding in was in a roll-over accident. He was stabilized at the scene by the first responders and was transferred to the Emergency Department (ED) at FSLH. Once in the ED, it was determined that he had broken his neck in two places during the crash. The team worked collaboratively to carefully prepare Nic for a safe transport to a hospital with a higher level of care for his type of injury. The time sensitive and critical care that Nic received from the first responders at the scene and from the team in the ED was crucial in him making a full recovery from his injuries. CMN helps to support the first responders and ED so that individuals in critical situations receive the best care possible.

Evan Park - Whitesboro, NY
Evan is getting so big thanks to your kindness. Evan was born unexpectedly at 36 weeks and became one of our tiny miracles. Since Evan was born prematurely, his lungs were underdeveloped which meant he had to spend time in the area’s only Level II Special Care Nursery at FSLH until he was strong enough to go home. He was cared for by neonatologists — physicians trained to provide specialized care to sick or premature babies — who are on staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week at FSLH. Thanks to your generosity, CMN is able to support the Level II Nursery so that Evan could stay close to home during this critical time, with his family by his side. 

Get Involved

You can make a difference for local children. The success of our local Children’s Miracle Network is made possible by the many special events and grassroots fundraisers held year-round by local businesses, organizations, families and individuals. To learn more about how you or your business/group can make miracles happen for local kids contact Andrea MacDiarmid at (315) 624-5600.

Miracle Balloons

The staple fundraising campaign for Children’s Miracle Network is the sale of Miracle Balloons. During a campaign, Miracle Balloons are placed at registers at participating retail establishments. Employees ask every customer to buy a Miracle Balloon for $1 or more, and all donations go Children's Miracle Network at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare. Paper Miracle Balloons are a fun, simple way to raise funds while sending a message that you care about local children.

Miracle Balloon Fundraisers are also appropriate fundraising opportunities for local schools and/or groups that may be interested in raising funds either internally or through a special fundraising event.

The Miracle Balloon is the most recognizable fundraising icon in North America. More than 60 percent of people recognize the red and yellow paper balloon and nearly 40 percent have purchased one in recent years. Miracle Balloon sales have become the largest, most successful Children's Miracle Network program yet.

Contact Andrea MacDiarmid at (315) 624-5600 to learn how you can begin a Miracle Balloon Campaign for your business or group.

Change for Miracles (Round Up)

You can make cents add up. Change for Miracles is a retail fundraising program that encourages consumers to round up their final bill, donating the excess to the Children’s Miracle Network at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare. It’s an ideal fundraising program for walk-in and online retailers, restaurants, commercial service providers or home service providers. Donations can be sent right to your Children’s Miracle Network at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare. This campaign can help strengthen your organization’s image, builds community, and helps kids receive life-saving care.

Contact Andrea MacDiarmid to learn how you can begin a Change for Miracles Campaign at your business today.

Casual for Kids

Dressing casual can help local children. Show your support for children at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare by going Casual for Kids at your organization in return for a small donation from each employee to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare. Contact Andrea MacDiarmid at (315) 624-5600 once you’ve selected your date to receive some Casual for Kids stickers.

Hold a Special Event

Would you like to host an event to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare Foundation? If you are considering holding such an event, please contact Andrea MacDiarmid at (315) 624-5600.

Donate Toys

Play experiences can help children to cope and adjust to illness and hospitalization. You can help by donating new toys, games and other play-time supplies. When donating stuffed animals, only brand new toys in their original packaging are able to be accepted.

Make a Donation in Lieu of Favors

Support the Children’s Miracle Network at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare Foundation by making a donation in lieu of favors for your special occasions (weddings, baby showers, birthdays etc.).

Thank your guests with a unique alternative to traditional favors by making a donation to our Children’s Miracle Network. You can let guests know that you have chosen to support local children in the hospital on your special day.

Your Dollars at Work

When you donate to Children’s Miracle Network at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare Foundation, you are making a difference to children in your neighborhood. It may be to the new baby across the street who spent time in our Level II Special Care Nursery, the child next door who breaks his leg, your co-worker’s child who just visited our emergency room or even your own child who maybe just needs a well visit.

Support Our Children's Miracle Network Hospital

Real miracles are happening every day here at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare because of your gifts to our Children’s Miracle Network. Here are some of the ways you are making a difference to local children.

Thanks to you we are able to:

  • Offer the area’s only Level II Special Care Nursery staffed 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week by neonatologists, physicians who provide special care to sick or premature babies.
  • Fund a community education program called Project Kids Care, a mobile pediatric training program designed to provide first responders (paramedics and EMT’s) with continued pediatric training throughout Oneida, Herkimer and Madison Counties.
  • Employ a full-time Child Life Specialist who provides a one-on-one relationship with each child and helps them work through their fears of hospitalization and helps make the child’s stay more comfortable.
  • Offer an OB Care Center for women with little or no insurance to ensure they have healthy pregnancies.
  • Care for all children, regardless of their family’s ability to pay.