Monday, June 15, 2015

Walmart and Pampers have teamed up to donate $200,000 to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals + Giveaway

Whether they suffer from common childhood afflictions like asthma and broken bones, or fight bigger challenges like birth defects or cancer, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals provide comfort, treatment and hope to millions of sick kids. To show support for the organization and the one in 10 kids in North America who are treated by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals each year, Walmart and Pampers have teamed up to donate $200,000 in the month of June. Additionally, by purchasing products like Pampers Swaddlers at your local Walmart, portions of the proceeds will go to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

ABOUT CHILDREN'S MIRACLE NETWORK HOSPITALS

  • 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 wanted to take a moment and share a story about a special 13 year old South Carolina boy named Keldon. Keldon is being treated at Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital for an inoperable benign astrocytoma. Please take a moment to read his story below, your Pamper Swaddler purchases as well as Walmart + Pampers donation will help children around the country just like him.


It was a moment fit for the silver screen: during the final play of a county basketball game, the ball was passed to Keldon. The world stopped as he took his shot and — score! The ball swooshed through the net and the crowd erupted with resounding applause. 

Keldon’s life could be compared to a very challenging game of hoops. At 6 years old, extreme headaches and vomiting led him to the hospital, where he was quickly diagnosed with a brain tumor. This marked the beginning of 18 months of chemotherapy and the implantation of two shunts at the front of his skull. As Keldon’s treatment continued, his family sought comfort in learning about cancer and blood disorders via the hospital’s child life program funded in part by Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. 

While Keldon’s tumor remains benign and inoperable, the aspiring NBA player’s recovery is as miraculous as the moment he made his winning shot. He is full of life and brings a smile to everyone he meets. 

CMN Funds in Action
CMN Hospitals funds are used to purchase musical instruments used by therapists and other child life programs that help families like Keldon’s understand the treatment of cancer and blood disorders.

If you have any personal experiences with Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, I would love to hear how they've changed or impacted your lives or that of those around you.

GIVEAWAY Walmart and Pampers are graciously offering one Hello Jack reader a $25 gift card to Walmart. Open to US residents only. Giveaway ends on June 19th at 11:59pm.

HOW TO ENTER In honor of father's day, simply leave a comment sharing a special memory of  your children and their father or maybe even one of you and your dad! Please make sure you leave a contact email.

 
    Dylan showing off a box of Pampers Swaddles for himself and one for his sister due in late September.
 
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UPDATE - Congratulations Ashley, you are our winner!
Ashley
June 17, 2015 at 8:00 AM
I love when my husband takes my kids fishing, it's not something my dad and I ever did but I love how excited my kids (and husband) get over fishing together!

57 comments:

  1. The first time I saw my husband holding our son Mark Jr., I fell in love with my husband all over again!

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  2. Minutes after my daughter was born, my husband held her for the first time. He's not a very emotional guy but he cried, he didn't even say a word.
    alexbrown86@yahoo.co

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  3. My husband and I have been married for 2 years and he has been a part of 8 year old daughter's life since she was 4. He's the only father she's ever known. He made sure to include her during our wedding ceremony. He told her that he was marrying both of us.

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  4. I remember when my husband celebrated his first Father's Day 12 years ago. He was so proud to have a little boy (our son was 2 months old at the time).

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  5. One of my favorite memories of my Dad is when he would take my brother and I fishing. I loved spending the time with him.
    Thanks so much.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  6. Every single day when I see my husband interact with our 1 yr old son and how he can really get him laughing and giggling, it melts my heart. & another favorite moment was when my husband held both of our boys for the first time.

    My favorite memory with my dad was when we went fishing and canoeing on Fathers day when I was around 12 years old. I got out of the canoe too early when we were pulling back up to the shore and it tipped him because he was in the back. He was a good sport about it.

    Sierrastone18@gmail.com

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  7. My husband was the first person our son walked to when he was learning to walk. For two weeks I could not get that kid to take one step towards me..he'd just cruise around the furniture, but he'd try to walk to his dad!

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  8. The first camping trip with my dad and siblings when I was seven was the best, we learned to set up the tent and went fishing. kraftmaking at gmail dot com

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  9. My husband is a great dad. He gave up his job to raise our kids and work out of the home.

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  10. My dad has taken care of his kids, grandkids and now great-grands. We all love him and visit often.

    clc at neo dot rr dot com

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  11. My favorite memory of my dad is when he took me on an camping / fishing trip. It was just the two of us and he cooked over the campfire. It was a great time for just the two of us.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  12. My husband used to rock my son to sleep at night, singing to him. He was so patient, it melted my heart.

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  13. I remember the first time my dad took me fishing as a young girl. I was so excited and loved it, I finally caught a fish and when my dad took it off the line I asked him to open its mouth. He did, and I looked inside and asked where all the fish sticks were. He has never let me live that down.
    addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com
    Ashley C

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  14. One of my favorite memories when growing up was going to the coast one weekend with my Dad. We went deep sea fishing and I will never forget the adventure gmrichhicks at gmail dot com

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  15. When I was about 8, my dad kicked a kick ball really far when we were playing with my friends in a park. I was proud my dad was a bad ass in that way.

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  16. My favorite memory is fishing with my father. It was very special to me and always a great time.

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  17. My son was not quite two when he went hunting with his dad. Now, 28 years later, they haven't missed a season.

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  18. I father passed away many years ago, but I still remember the times he took me fishing and playing ball with me

    gjsrjs@sbcglobal.net

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  19. I will always remember my dad walking me down the aisle.

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  20. When we lived in Florida, my husband took our boys fishing all the time. It really brought them all closer.

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  21. I will always remember the first time my husband fell asleep holding the baby on his chest~
    kathypersons@yahoo.com

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  22. My Dad raised me by himself. I remember we would have daddy daughter day at the movies and he would always let me have my own candy. it was the best.

    xdanimarie(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  23. My memory of my dad was when he opened our pool in the summer and would swim with us kids.
    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  24. I so fondly remember our dad taking us fishing at a early age.
    We always had so much fun!
    thank you

    barbara (dot) montyj (at) gmail (dot) com

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  25. I remember the first time my son said Dadda. My husband was holding him and just started yelling it. It was adorable!!

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  26. I remember my dad putting me up on our horse, Cindy, and leading her around.

    ighmeg at yahoo dot com

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  27. I loved when my dad taught me to swim. It is a find memory.
    sohamolina1969 at gmail dot com

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  28. I have great memories of my dad and now my husband, both which I adore because they are raising girls that were not biologically theirs

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  29. I loved the first time my dad saw my dance recital. He was so amazed and had such a good time and I thought he would be bored to tears. haha Brittney House

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  30. I love when my husband takes my kids fishing, it's not something my dad and I ever did but I love how excited my kids (and husband) get over fishing together!

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  31. My favorite memory of me and my dad was when he took me to my 5th grade father/daughter dance. We had an absolute blast!

    smithkathrynj at outlook dot com

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  32. My dad would take me swimming at night - just the two of us. He worked all day and I couldn't go out in the sun (this was before sunscreen). Fun to get away from my rowdy brothers and sister and hang out with my dad.

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  33. My sister and I were little and my dad woke us up, put us in the car and we went for a long drive. When we woke up we were at Disney and I got to meet Mickey Mouse. It was an amazing day I will never forget

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  34. I remember my Dad taking to me to a carnival when I was about 5. I had so much fun that day that I still remember it over 30 years later.

    kport207 at gmail dot com

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  35. my memory was hiking with my dad and camping in the PA mountains

    JOE GERSCH


    JOEBISSY@Mail.com

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  36. My husband would sit on the floor and let the girls play with his hair and put barrets and bows in it. (His hair was not long either)

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  37. This will be my husband's first father's day so it'll be a good memory.

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  38. I would make these horrible tasting recipes when I was little and my dad would eat it. I still dont know how he did it lol.

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  39. My fondest memories where when I was in grammar school, early days, and learning math. I just could not get it, so my dad stepped in and during homework, he was able to show me how math is done. Never had a problem after that.
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

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  40. My dad cooking my fave meal on my 16th bday is a special memory for me

    dlatany at gmail dot com

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  41. I loved always going to the movies with my Dad on the weekends!

    motioncitycutie(at)aol(dot)com

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  42. I remember when my dad took me to storyland and camping one weekend. We went on the swans and in the jail cell.. it was so much fun

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  43. I can remember my 5 year old daughter playing a princess dress up game with her step dad and she thought that was the funniest thing ever.

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  44. Loved spending days at the lake fishing with my dad.

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  45. going camping with my dad was a special time, also a lot of times we went fishing pryfamily5@gmail.com

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  46. When I was younger my dad would get paid every Friday. Every week after he cashed his check he would go to the party store and buy me a Payday candy Bar,

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  47. I remember all the times my father took me fishing. Just about always caught something and brought it home to cook.
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

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  48. my sweet memories when i saw the birth of my daughter.. when i realize i have daughter for everyday is my father's day

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  49. My favorite memory of my father and me was the day he walked me down the Isle to give me away to be married! Cindysweeps1 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  50. I remember when my teen sons went out biking with their dad who is an avid mountain biker. One of them said " I knew we were in trouble when I saw Dad's calves" They had a hard time keeping up with him because he is so fit. They ever went with him again. Rosanne rosans4@comcast.net

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  51. My favorite memory is going fishing with my Dad. I was so excited when I caught my first fish but I was too nervous to take the fish off my line once I caught him.

    s2s2 at cox dot net

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  52. I will always remember when my dad said that he's proud of me after I graduated from high school.

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  53. My daughter and her dad are close and I will never forget when she suffered her first heartbreak- she is a kid that never takes off school. She could not reach me so she called her dad saying she was too upset. He never hesitated. He went up to the school and got her out and then watched movies with her all day. It takes courage and dedication to be a father to a teenager. He is the best at it.

    tridingermckee at gmail dot com

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  54. When my sister and I were little, we'd play hairdressers and we'd adorn my dad's hair with barrettes.

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