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Title
ALABAMA MIRACLE CHILDREN TO BE FEATURED ON AIR DURING SEPTEMBER RADIOTHON
Date
06/07/2012
Description

BIRMINGHAM (Sept. 9, 2011) - Listeners tuned in to 103.7 The Q on September 10 and Magic 96.5 on Sept. 16-17 for the annual Children's Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH) Music & Miracles Radiothon will be treated to the heartwarming tales of local children who have overcome serious illness and injury to become some of the miracles seen every day at Children's of Alabama.

Lindsey Jones of Gurley is one of those miracles - a brave 15-year-old who lost her eyesight at just 4 years of age as a result of battling cancer. Lindsey's vision began to fade one month before her fourth birthday. Her cancer was rare and provided little medical precedence, but that didn't stop her Children's doctors from aggressively attacking the cancer hidden behind her sinus cavity. Daily treatments of both radiation and chemotherapy were necessary; and though the battle was difficult, Lindsey stayed positive through the ordeal. Now in remission, Lindsey's loss of vision hasn't slowed her down in her pursuit of a full and happy life. She takes both ballet and tap dance lessons, plays multiple musical instruments and says, "Most of all, I love helping people."

The Music & Miracles Radiothon will be broadcast from the Children's of Alabama lobby, 1600 7th Ave. S. from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. on September 10 and 17 and from 5 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Friday, September 16. This year's CMNH Music & Miracles Radiothon is sponsored by Tricia's Baby Station and eCO Credit Union. During the Radiothon, the public is invited to call 205-212-7530 or toll-free 1-866-854-1243 to share their stories and make donations to Children's.

Last year, ill and injured children from the Birmingham metro made more than 550,000 visits to Children's Hospital, with another 37, 341 from Tuscaloosa, Bibb, St. Clair and Walker Counties. The care and treatment these children received is made possible by the generous donations of individuals, civic organizations and businesses from across the state and Southeast. The annual Radiothon helps raise those much-needed funds.

CMNH is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping kids by raising funds for more than 170 children's hospitals across North America. Each year these non-profit hospitals provide the finest care, research and community outreach to help millions of children with diseases and injuries of every kind.

Children's of Alabama is the only medical center in Alabama dedicated solely to the care and treatment of children and is one of the 10 busiest pediatric medical centers in the nation. It is a private, not-for-profit hospital that serves as the primary site of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) pediatric medicine, surgery, research and residency programs. Ten of its divisions - pulmonology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, urology, neonatology, cancer, cardiology, gastroenterology, endocrinology and nephrology-are ranked in the Top 50 Children's Hospital Programs by US News & World Report. For more information, visit www.childrensal.org, facebook.com/childrenshospitalofalabama or twitter.com/ChildrensAL.

Contact: Rachel Olis 205.558.2977 (rachel.olis@childrensal.org)