Help Us Help Kids in Our Communities
We're proud to partner with Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® to support kids and their families in our communities across the U.S. and Canada. This holiday season, we're working to raise money to help support the 170 children's hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year.
Through December 31, you can help by donating online or purchasing a $10 giving card at your nearest Nordstrom store. Your donation will help provide care, research and equipment at children's hospitals right in our community. These donations are integral to the hospitals' operation, as Medicaid and insurance programs don't fully cover the cost of caring for the more than 10 million kids in North America who go to a children's hospital for care every year.
St. Louis Children's Hospital
For Zoey, who dreams of becoming a YouTube star, her ulcerative colitis (UC) is just a small part of what makes her special. UC, a disease that causes irritation and inflammation in her large intestine, doesn't hold Zoey back from doing what she loves. Learning to embrace her disease, Zoey makes sure she is always prepared and knows where restrooms are everywhere she goes.
Zoey says that the Child Life specialist at St. Louis Children's Hospital has helped her understand UC. Zoey has nicknames for the specialist, and they have helped her though scary procedures as well as made her laugh every month when she has to go in for treatment.
Zoey's mom says she is wise beyond her years. She wants to be a scientist so she can find out what doesn't work in people and fix it. She is a natural leader and hasn't met a challenge she can't overcome.
CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System
Everything about the pregnancy and labor was normal. Blake did not cry when she was born, which was our first "red flag."
At 7 weeks old, Blake had a fever of 103.2. We took her to the ER, where she was admitted with a kidney infection. She continued to have four more infections within the next five months. After seeing a urologist, we realized she was not urinating at all on her own, and she was diagnosed with neurogenic bladder of unknown cause. We started noticing developmental delays around 4 months old. Genetic testing was done, and we received the verdict of EBF3-HADDS, a neurodevelopmental syndrome. Blake's eye started crossing at 5 months old, and she had eye surgery at 1 year old. Blake's symptoms include hypotonia, ataxia, delayed development, neurogenic bladder, high pain tolerance, strabismus, lack of smile/laugh, FTT, foot abnormalities, vesicoureteral reflux and feeding problems. Speech is one of her biggest delays and will be in the future.
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
From the day she was born, Sasha has been living with cerebral palsy (CP). To help manage and improve her physical challenges, she participates in art therapy programs at Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). Painting denim began as a fun craft to do outside in the springtime. As she began to enjoy making art in her backyard, Sasha, with the help of her mom, came up with the idea to give back to her community, one painted piece of denim at a time. For a donation, Sasha will hand-paint your jeans or denim item. 100% of the proceeds from The Sasha Project LA, a nonprofit organization, are donated to the Mark Taper-Johnny Mercer Artists Program at CHLA, a program that has helped Sasha heal through art.