Children's Miracle Network Hospitals is a non-profit organization that raises funds for more than 170 children's hospitals. We are the only national children's charity committed to having 100% of funds raised stay local.
Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity’s Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible.
Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children is proud to be a member of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. More than 136,000 children are treated at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children each year from Central Florida and beyond. Some are battling cancer. Some are suffering from a traumatic injury. Others require constant care because they were born too early, or with a genetic disease.
Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children relies on charitable support from our community to continue to provide the best in class care every day in an environment that is child-friendly and comforting for the entire family. The funds raised are used to purchase patient care equipment, support research & training, provide diversionary activities and support educational and advocacy programs for children's health. Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals' funds makes it possible for our hospital to maintain and upgrade their pediatric programs so they can continue to provide young patients with the most advanced medical treatment available.
Thanks to the support of our partners and the community, thousands of children are winning the battles of their lives every day.
Why We Dance
When a newborn needs to receive care in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies, parents are told to prepare to hear silence instead of cries in the delivery room. So when Myles’ mom heard her son, Myles, cry after delivery, she knew he was going to be a fighter. Myles weighed just 1 pound, 13 ounces at birth and would spend 54 days in the NICU at Winnie Palmer Hospital.
Throughout his stay in the NICU, Myles’ parents remember watching him grasp at a pacifier nearly as large as his face. “His hands were barely the size of quarters and his diapers were like folded dollar bills,” they recall. Every day, they watched as feeding tubes were replaced, listened as nurses discussed blood sugar levels and any increases in feeds, and remember celebrating football season and his first Halloween in the hospital.
In November of 2013, “Miracle Myles” was finally able to go home. Thanks to funds raised through Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, the NICU at Winnie Palmer had the incubators, diapers and monitoring systems that helped Myles grow strong during the first 3 months of his life. Today he enjoys making treats with mom and dad to take back to his favorite nurses at the hospital.