When it comes to raising money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, Shannon K., a market health and wellness director in Virginia, says, “I recommend just experiencing it. Once you hear people’s stories, you can’t not help.”
Stories like Shannon’s own: Her son, Jaedyn, was born 15 weeks prematurely. He weighed just 11 ounces and had to spend months in neonatal intensive care at a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.
Shannon was at a Year Beginning Meeting when she gave birth, stuck in Florida far from home. Not only was she able to stay at the Ronald McDonald House, only a few minutes’ walk from her son during his care, Walmart also paid all the expenses for her mom to stay with her during this crucial time. “I don’t know how they did it,” she says, “but the folks at Walmart just made it happen.”