Erlanger Holds Annual Miracle Child Event

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - by Dennis Norwood

It was a festive and touching afternoon on Tuesday as Erlanger Health System held its annual Miracle Child introduction in the Medical Mall. Fifteen area children, with diagnosis from VACTERL Syndrome and Bronchitis to Acute Myeloid Leukemia.were recognized on stage by Don Muller, CEO of Children's Hospital.

Several hundred were in attendance and many eyes were left in a wet state as the children were introduced.
Cell phone cameras flashed and the kids responded as only young children facing Christmas can. It was one of the hospital's proudest moments.

The love and care these very special children receive daily was on display from the nurses, doctors and staff members who touch these young lives in a most magnificent manner.

The event, hosted by Children's Hospital Foundation, included music by the Chattanooga School for Arts and Science's orchestra and the hospital's very own Erlanger Quartet. Hospital departments participated in a parade of presents to support the Child Life program.

In attendance were many of the current title holders from area pageants, including Miss Tennessee Caty Davis and Miss Chattanooga Christine Williamson.

The Miracle Children will represent Children's Hospital at Erlanger throughout the coming year as part of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

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