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We’re #StayingHomeFor Kids Like Braden

Wear. Share. Be a Changemaker. #stayinghomefor kids like Braden. #ChildrensHospitalsWeek

During #ChildrensHospitalsWeek we want to recognize the importance of children’s hospitals. Children’s hospitals are on the front lines in times of crisis. Now, they are helping vulnerable children deal with any complications they may face if they contract the virus. Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals created #StayingHomeFor to showcase the role children’s hospitals play in the COVID-19 crisis, how individuals can help protect the most vulnerable kids and encourage others to share stories of their vulnerable kids or loved ones.

Braden was diagnosed at birth with sickle cell hemoglobin SC disease, a genetic blood disorder in which the body makes sickle-shaped red blood cells. Sickle cells contain abnormal hemoglobin, blocking blood flow in the blood vessels of the limbs and organs. This blood cell abnormality can cause Braden to experience pain and organ damage. Sickle cell disease also raises the risk of infection. When making public health decisions, leaders think of kids like Braden, who would struggle with an illness like COVID-19. We’re staying home for kids like Braden. Who are you #StayingHomeFor and social distancing? Thank you for your continued support of children’s hospitals during #ChildrensHospitalsWeek. Together we can change kids’ health; together we can change the future.
Join me in celebrating #ChildrensHospitalsWeek. This week is all about helping kids and ensuring children’s hospitals have the funds they need to care for more than 10 million kids a year. Government and insurance programs don’t begin to cover these costs; that’s why donations are vital to children’s hospitals.
To celebrate the amazing things being done at Prisma Health Children’s Hospital–Midlands, we’re inviting you to help us April 6-12 in celebrating #ChildrensHospitalsWeek. Here are ways you can get involved.
Wear the bandage to show you’re advocating for more support for children’s hospitals. You can use your own bandage or receive free #ChildrensHospitalsWeek bandages. FREE BANDAGES! You read that right. Join the movement to #changekidshealth, change the future and heal kids by wearing a #ChildrensHospitalWeek bandage April 6-12. Order yours:
Snap a pic and share during #ChildrensHospitalsWeek (April 6-12). Please tag Prisma Health Midlands Foundation. Suggested message: Join me in supporting/celebrating my local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, Prisma Health Children’s Hospital–Midlands. I’m #stayinghomefor (insert the name of a child). #ChildrensHospitalsWeek 
Be a Changemaker.
Pledge to change kids’ health by becoming a CHANGEMAKER. Start a Facebook fundraiser. Help raise critical funds for Prisma Health Children’s Hospital–Midlands. Visit to get started. You can also DONATE at the link on this page and invite others to do the same.
Register for Extra Life United: Online Edition! From April 7-9, compete in a FREE virtual gaming tournament, unlocking funds from a $150,000 USD prize pool for Prisma Health Children’s Hospital–Midlands. Now, more than ever, we need support to provide healing to vulnerable children. Who are you #StayingHomeFor? Put your gaming skills to use from your home and raise funds for your local hospital! Register here: Learn more:
Join the movement to Change Kids’ Health, Change The Future and heal kids (much like bandages) by supporting children’s hospitals.