Miracle Season Rings in the Holidays for Children's Patients

Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center and KOMO television raised over $120,000 in pledges and sponsorships during the 11th annual Miracle Season holiday television special that aired Sunday, Dec. 14.


Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center and KOMO television raised over $120,000 in pledges and sponsorships during the 11th annual Miracle Season holiday television special that aired Sunday, Dec. 14.

Seattle, Wash.: December 15, 2003 – Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center and KOMO television raised over $120,000 in pledges and sponsorships during the 11th annual Miracle Season holiday television special that aired Sunday, Dec. 14. All proceeds benefit Children's Hospital's financial assistance program, ensuring that no child is turned away, regardless of a family's ability to pay.

Hosted by KOMO 4 newscasters Kathi Goertzen and Steve Pool, the show featured inspirational Children's patient stories, such as Kinescia Mantanona, a 6-year old Bremerton girl who received a heart transplant; Heather Greenwood, an 11-year old Alaskan resident whose family temporarily relocated to Seattle for her cancer treatments; and Andrew and Bethany Hopely, teenage siblings caught in a terrible Westport automobile accident. Additionally, holiday music was performed live by Christmas in the Northwest 6 artists.

"For 20 years, KOMO has helped support Children's because of our strong belief in the health of all children," said KOMO 4 Station Manager Sandy Montgomery. "Each Miracle Season broadcast brings new, inspiring stories about patients helped by Children's, and we are reminded how important it is for every child to receive the specialty care they deserve, regardless of their family's ability to pay. We're glad to play a part in that."

The Miracle Season also offers special thanks for the contributions of major corporate donors, including KOMO 4, Newman's Own, The John L. Scott Foundation, Credit Unions for Kids and Log A Load for Kids.

About Seattle Children’s

Seattle Children’s Hospital, Foundation and Research Institute together deliver superior patient care, advance new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and raise funds to create better futures for patients. Consistently ranked as one of the top 10 children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Seattle Children’s Hospital specializes in meeting the unique physical, emotional and developmental needs of children from infancy through young adulthood. Through the collaboration of physicians in nearly 60 pediatric subspecialties, Seattle Children’s Hospital provides inpatient, outpatient, diagnostic, surgical, rehabilitative, behavioral, and emergency and outreach services to families from around the world.

Located in downtown Seattle’s biotech corridor, Seattle Children’s Research Institute is pushing the boundaries of medical research to find cures for pediatric diseases and improve outcomes for children all over the world. Internationally recognized investigators and staff at the research institute are advancing new discoveries in cancer, genetics, immunology, pathology, infectious disease, injury prevention, bioethics and much more.

Seattle Children’s Hospital and Research Foundation and Seattle Children’s Hospital Guild Association work together to gather community support and raise funds for uncompensated care, clinical care and research. The foundation receives nearly 80,000 gifts each year, from lemonade stand proceeds to corporate sponsorships. Seattle Children’s Hospital Guild Association is the largest all-volunteer fundraising network for any hospital in the country, serving as the umbrella organization for 450 groups of people who turn an activity they love into a fundraiser. Support from the foundation and guild association makes it possible for Seattle Children’s care and research teams to improve the health and well-being of all kids.

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