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Miracle Season Rings in the Holidays for Children's Patients

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.

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 Hospital

Consistently ranked as one of the best children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Children’s serves as the pediatric and adolescent academic medical referral center for the largest landmass of any children’s hospital in the country (Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho). For more than 100 years, Children’s has been delivering superior patient care and advancing new treatments through pediatric research. Children’s serves as the primary teaching, clinical and research site for the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. The hospital works in partnership with Seattle Children’s Research Institute and Seattle Children’s Hospital Foundation. For more information, visit http://www.seattlechildrens.org.

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