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Carly leads the life of a typical little girl. She loves purses, chocolate and lip gloss and spends her time coloring, dancing and singing. But that’s where Carly’s “average” leanings end. She is one of just 18 children in the United States with progeria, an extremely rare genetic disorder that causes dysmorphic features, accelerated aging, small stature, and a shorter life expectancy. No matter her size, Carly’s personality is anything but “small” and keeping up with this pint-sized princess is not for the faint of heart. Her mom knows when Carly doesn’t feel well or is tired; it’s the only time she’s sitting still.
From arming the Kudzia family with resources to making the arduous testing and treatment protocol as easy as possible for Carly, CMN Hospitals support Carly as the cure for progeria becomes a real possibility. Until then, Carly will continue to inspire and touch the lives of everyone she meets.
- Your support helps provide 32 million patient visits for 10 million kids every year
- One in 10 kids in North America is treated by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals each year
- Every day, member hospitals treat 16,000 children in emergency rooms
- Every hour, member hospitals provide surgery for 97 children
- U.S. members hospitals provided $3.4 billion in charity care in 2012
I don't have a baby in diapers anymore, but I wanted to do my part to help this wonderful cause. Dan and I headed to our local Walmart and picked up some cute baby outfits, a blankie, and of course, a box of Pampers Swaddlers. We then donated them to our local Children's Hospital with instructions to donate them to a new mom who might need them. It felt good to give, and I am thrilled knowing that my purchase is also helping to support The Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.
Visit Walmart.com/cmnh for more information and to make your own donation.