Some babies can't wait to enter this world, like Turner. Thanks to The Birth Place, Turner and his mom, Ashley received all the help and comfort they needed.

Turner Ryan Smith made his grand entrance three weeks early on October 15, 2014, just weeks after losing his father, Ryan, to cancer. Mom, Ashley, laughs about how big he would have been had he waited the full 40 weeks!

Ashley chose The Birth Place at CHRISTUS Highland for her delivery because of the kind and supportive staff that offer family-centered care. Mommy loves Turner “to the moon and back” and is so thankful for CHRISTUS helping celebrate the newest member of the family!

The Birth Place offers a unique, family-centered approach to welcoming babies into this world. In the case of Ashley and Turner, they needed more than just medical support. As a Miracle Maker, your $12 a month will fund The Birth Place and the other wonderful programs funded by Children's Miracle Network.


Children's Miracle Network
Children's Miracle Network
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“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.