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Listeners in the Wiregrass Region will want to tune in to 95.5 WTVY Feb. 11th and 12th for the Music and Miracles Radiothon to benefit patients at Children’s of Alabama. The radiothon will take place from 6 a.m. till 6 p.m. each day.
During the two day event, listeners will hear heart-warming stories of children from the Wiregrass region and across the state who’ve benefited from the pediatric expertise and care at Children’s of Alabama. Two-year-old Jackson Griffin is one of those children. Moments after he was born at a Dothan hospital, doctors quickly realized he had a serious heart defect and would need to be flown to Children’s in order to survive. He was transported just three hours after his birth. At Children’s, Jackson underwent a complex surgery to fix his heart. Today Jackson is hitting all of his developmental milestones and is considered to be a normal, healthy, active little boy.
Since the radiothon began in 2001, more than one million dollars have been raised for Alabama’s ill and injured children. Children’s of Alabama is the only medical center in the state dedicated solely to the care and treatment of children. In 2014, Wiregrass region families made more 8,100 visits to Children’s.
All are invited to personally participate in the Music & Miracles Radiothon by tuning in to 95.5 WTVY during the broadcast, or by visiting the Walmart #2534 (3300 South Oakes Street, Dothan) during the event. Families are invited to come and share their own Children’s stories. Radiothon listeners are encouraged to phone in their pledge to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Hotline sponsored by CenturyLink by calling 1-334-793-HELP or they can make a donation online at: http://give.childrensal.org/dothanradiothon.
The hashtag for the radiothon is #musicandmiracles. On-air personalities will use this hashtag to live-tweet from the event, and listeners are encouraged to use the hashtag in response to the stories they hear and pledges they make. For more information go online to childrensal.org or 955wtvy.com.
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 667,000 outpatient and nearly 14,000 inpatient visits to Children’s from every county in Alabama and from 42 other states and 10 foreign countries. 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.