Children’s Miracle Network – Meet the Kids: Loren
Children's Miracle Network sees miracles every single day. Like Loren, who wasn't expected to live past the age of 10.
Loren was born at full term but was transported straight to the NICU. He was immediately put on a ventilator and spent the first year of his life in the hospital.
Loren was diagnosed with Hurler Syndrome.
Persons with this syndrome do not produce an enzyme that breaks down long chains of sugar molecules. Without this enzyme the sugar molecules build up and can damage the organs including the heart. Children with this disease develop nervous system problems and die and a young age.
Loren's life expectancy was 10. He will turn 16 in early April.
It's because of your donations that Loren is a happy teenager. For just $12 a month, you can put your money where the miracles are. In this case, where Loren is.
“Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion—most of it $1 at a time—for 170 children’s hospitals across the United States and Canada, which, in turn, use the money where it’s needed the most. These donations have gone to support research and training, purchase equipment, and pay for uncompensated care, all to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible.
Our mission: We increase funds and awareness for local children’s hospitals.
Our vision: Together we save kids’ lives.
Right now there’s a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital working to save the lives of kids in your community. In fact, 62 children enter a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital for treatment every minute — that’s one child every second. Some are battling cancer. Some are suffering from a traumatic injury. Others require constant care because they were born too early, or with a genetic disease. Regardless of why the kids are there, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals always have their doors open.”
Learn more at ChildrensMiracleNetworkHospitals.org. And learn more about the work Christus Health is doing for Shreveport-Bossier.