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Have you seen the show Bet On Your Baby? There is a special Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals episode airing on June 14. There is ALSO a corresponding #LuvsBOYB Twitter Party. For every use of the hashtag #LuvsBOYB, Luvs will donate one diaper to Children’s Miracle Network Hospital with a phase out of 10,000 diapers. The Twitter Party will be on June 14, 8-9pm EDT, which coincides with the special #BetOnYourBaby Children’s Miracle Network Hospital airing. For more information before the party, interact with Luvs on Facebook.I am trying to spread the word about the generous Luvs diaper donation to CMN Hospitals and you should too!
The following Mom bloggers will be hosting the Twitter party so make sure you follow them:
- Candy Kirby – @candykirby
- Kelcey Kintner – @mamabirddiaries
- Amy Sprenger – @snarkymommy
- Ann Imig – @annsrants
- Susan McLean – @nodomesticdiva
- Robin O’Bryant – @robinobryant
“Bet On your Baby” Show & Episode Info:
The show “Bet On Your Baby” will air 8 episodes between May 31-July 19 and features toddlers ages 2-5 competing against themselves in a series of tasks/activities. The Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals episode (airing June 14th) is going to feature Josh Miller and his parents Laura & Michael. Josh is 5 and was born without tibiae in his legs. He has prosthetic legs and has already had multiple surgeries in his young life, including heart surgery. He has done appearances and interviews for Children’s Hospital LA.
Excerpt from a local news story about Josh:
Keeping up with Joshua Miller isn’t easy, neither is keeping him down. Like the little engine that could, Josh never ever backs down from a challenge. It’s hard to imagine this strong little boy was at one time so fragile. His mom Laura was told during pregnancy Josh would be different. His condition: “Werner’s Mesomaliac Dysplasia With Hirshprungs. It’s quite a mouthful,” Laura tells me.
Josh was born with multiple challenges inside and out. His most obvious difference: no tibias. There was no bone connecting his knees to his feet, and he didn’t pop out with 10 fingers and toes. “Our son actually had 26 digits all together because he had 7 digits on each foot and 6 digits on each hand,” Laura explains.
“I’ve almost been through 8 surgeries. One was very difficult, Uhm heart surgery. I almost died, but i lived through it.” Josh remembers.
At Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Cardiologist Jackie Szmuszkovicz explains Josh was born with a defect that blocked blood flow, between his lungs and his heart. Now that he’s recovered from open heart surgery, she marvels at how active he is today, “To me that’s the most important sign that his heart is doing well.
Laura still remembers living with the fear of all that could go wrong. Why didn’t it? “He hasn’t learned to feel sorry for himself. Hasn’t learned to be downtrodden,” she says.
On the contrary, Josh sees himself as a role model. He’s already competed in 3 triathalons to raise money for the Challenged Athlete Foundation., and he often meets with new amputees to showing them all that he’s learned to do.
For more about Josh’s story: http://www.myfoxla.com/story/21483630/inspiring-4-year-old-boy-is-a-hero#ixzz2xs9J04CS
Luvs is not offering giveaway prizes for this. They encourage bloggers to participate in support of driving diaper donations while interacting with the Luvs Handing it Over to the Experienced Mom bloggers, Luvs (@luvs), and CMN Hospitals (@cmnhospitals).
You can also interact with the show on twitter (@betonyourbaby) and #betonyourbaby, or the show host Melissa Peterman (@followtheblonde).
Every minute, 62 kids enter a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital for treatment. Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals provide 32 million treatments to 10 million kids every year. Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals treat every child regardless of a family’s ability to pay and provide $3.4 billion in charitable care every year (care for which they are not reimbursed). Please help spread the word about this cause so that LUVS will donate the max amount of diapers!!
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