MIRACLES IN FOCUS: The Impact of Your Giving

The Impact of Your Giving

The children captured in this photo exhibit are anything but ordinary. Some have faced life-threatening injuries or illnesses, several since birth. Others are learning to manage conditions that will remain with them throughout their lives. Each, alongside supportive family members, has endured an incredible medical journey, made better because of community donations to the local children’s hospital. They are Champions of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.


A Champion by definition is “one who fights.” To honor kids’ battles with severe health challenges and to emphasize that children’s hospitals need donations to help sick and injured children thrive, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals designates “Champions” each year. These child ambassadors serve as real-life examples of miracles happening in 170 member hospitals across the nation, thanks to donations from people in their community.


With the support of Delta Air Lines, Marriott International and Chico’s FAS, the Champions of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals embark on an annual Ambassador Tour to share their inspiring stories with media and lawmakers, and to thank corporations who raise funds for the charity.

About Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. 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. Find out why children’s hospitals need community support, identify your member hospital and learn how you can Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are, at CMNHospitals.org and facebook.com/CMNHospitals.


Meet the Hackworths

Justin Hackworth is a nationally recognized photographer, working throughout the United States and internationally for a variety of wedding, portrait, commercial and editorial clients.


His wife Amy Hackworth works as a freelance writer and educator, developing content for a variety of online and business outlets as well as teaching writing.


The Hackworths have collaborated on a variety of projects, most significantly the raising of their three sons. Interviewing and photographing the CMN Hospitals Champions families has been their most fulfilling professional collaboration.





Learn More

Meet the Champion representing your state at CMNHospitals.org/Champions


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