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We're proud to partner with Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® to support children's hospitals across the U.S. and Canada.
More than 10 million kids across North America enter a children's hospital every year. To provide the best care for kids, these hospitals rely on donations and community support.
Through December 24, you can help by purchasing a $10 giving-tree card at your nearest Nordstrom store or online through Children's Miracle Network. Your donation will help provide life-saving care, education and research at children's hospitals in your community.
James, age 11
Centra Lynchburg General & Virginia Baptist Hospitals
James's severe asthma attacks can be scary, and as an infant, were almost lethal. His mom credits the Pediatric Center and Children's Miracle Network Hospitals for saving his life. Not one to let asthma get in the way of his passions, James began running races at local CMN Hospitals paint races. He went on to run other races, even the Virginia 4-miler, losing a shoe in the last quarter mile and finishing the race anyway, illustrating his "don't give up" attitude.
James will always deal with symptoms, and may be more susceptible to pneumonia, but specialized medicines could help him in the years ahead. Managing his condition gives him plenty of time for his myriad of interests, including building spaceships, cars and trains out of Legos; playing violin, bass guitar and African drums; and writing original songs.
Kaylee, age 5
Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego
It was a big diagnosis for such a little person. Kaylee was just 3 when her family found out she had acute lymphoblastic leukemia, which can progress incredibly quickly if not treated right away.
Thankfully, Kaylee received excellent medical care and is currently in the "maintenance phase," with once-a-month outpatient chemotherapy. Despite a few minor complications, her treatment, which is scheduled to continue through the spring, is going great. As for the future, it looks even better: her long-term prognosis is excellent.
Maelle, age 8
Tumor on Optic Nerve
Children's Hospital Colorado
Maelle's struggles began with a simple headache. It was probably nothing, her family thought. But after an MRI, they got terrifying news: she had a 3-centimeter mass on her optic nerve.
The tumor, thankfully, was benign, but it affected her vision and Maelle—then 4 years old—had to undergo surgery and chemo to reduce its size. She was remarkably positive throughout, smiling her way through the tough treatment.
On her fifth birthday, Maelle and her family got the wonderful news that the tumor was small enough to stop chemo. For two years, she enjoyed life outside of the hospital and become an avid volleyball player. But unfortunately, at a recent quarterly checkup, doctors discovered that Maelle's tumor had started growing again, necessitating additional treatment at Children's Colorado. It's not an easy path, but from routine blood draws to chemotherapy, Maelle continues to sing and dance through it all. In the meantime, they find comfort knowing they're in the best place possible.