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DOTHAN (Jan. 1, 2013) – Fans of Country 95.5 WTVY will want to be sure to tune in Feb. 7 and 8, from 6 a.m. till 6 p.m., for the 12th annual Children’s Miracle Network Music & Miracles Radiothon as it is broadcast live from Walmart #2534 (330 South Oates Street, Dothan 36301.) The event will benefit Children’s of Alabama.
During the two-day event, listeners will hear heart-warming stories of children from the Wiregrass region and all across the state who have battled life-threatening illness and injury with the help of the pediatric experts at Children’s of Alabama. Halee Deal from Coffee County is one of those youngsters. Just last year, the 8-year-old was involved in a serious ATV crash. When her parents found her, the vehicle was on top of her. She was airlifted to a Dothan hospital and then to Children’s in Birmingham. Her injuries included six broken ribs, a lacerated liver, a collapsed lung and fractures in her face and pelvis. When Halee’s parents arrived in Children’s pediatric intensive care unit, they found their little girl connected to a ventilator with two chest tubes and multiple IVs. They thought she might not survive. But amazingly, Halee improved daily and was soon moved to a regular room. In another week, she went home. Today, she has recovered from her injuries.
Children’s of Alabama is the only hospital in the state that is dedicated solely to providing health care to ill and injured children like Halee. Last year, families from the Wiregrass made more than 5,600 to Children’s.
Radiothon listeners will be encouraged to phone in their pledge to 1-866-854-1243 or they can make an online donation at:
Those wanting more information or seeking ways to volunteer may call 334/678-9039.
Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children since 1911, offering inpatient and outpatient services throughout central Alabama. Last year, families made more than 634,000 outpatient and nearly 14,000 inpatient visits to Children’s from every county in Alabama and from 47 other states. With more than 2 million square feet, Children’s is the third largest pediatric medical facility in the U.S. and has been ranked among the top children’s hospital programs in the country for the past three years by US News & World Report. More information is available at www.childrensal.org.