Miracle Balloons at Corner Store

Stop by a nearby Corner Store during the month of April to purchase a $1 or $5 Miracle Balloon, buy a glow bracelet or donate change to support sick and injured kids in our community. Kids like Laney Kate.

When Laney Kate’s parents found out they were having a baby girl, it wasn’t all happy news. Her stomach was forming in her chest with no space for her lungs to grow.

At birth, Laney Kate entered the neonatal intensive care unit. Two days later, she experienced respiratory failure and was placed on an ECMO machine, which provided her cardiac and respiratory support. Shortly thereafter, her stomach ruptured and the risky, yet critical, decision was made to perform surgery while still connected to the machine. Miraculously, after 34 days in the hospital, Laney Kate was the first ECMO patient to leave her hospital with no oxygen support, monitors or feeding tubes.

Now, Laney Kate is thriving. She enjoys the company of all animals and has become the “lizard queen” of the family — catching many eastern collared lizards.

The funds Corner Store raises for our pediatric patients have gone to purchasing lifesaving equipment and providing exceptional medical care close to home so Southeast Texas families aren’t traveling to Houston or Louisiana for their child’s treatment.

Three ways you can help children:

1. Stop in at participating Corner Store locations and buy a Miracle Balloon to support kids at CHRISTUS Southeast Texas St. Elizabeth and Jasper Memorial Hospital.

2. Buy a glow bracelet and show your support of the cause by posting a photo on social media. #SETXCMN #ForTheKids

3. Donate your spare change at participating Corner Stores through April 30.

Thank you for supporting Corner Store and sick and injured children at CHRISTUS Southeast Texas St. Elizabeth and Jasper Memorial Hospital.

Fundraising Champions in our Community

Jane Marburger and Ora Roque help raise money for Children’s Miracle Network at Corner Store in Orange. Thank you for your hard work and dedication!

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