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MAKING MIRACLES RIGHT NEAR IN NORTH EASTERN AND CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA THIS IS A SPECIAL EDITION OF PA LIVE, MIRACLES ON MONDAY THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR JOINING US TODAY FOR THIS SPECIAL EDITION OF PA LIVE IT IS MAKING MIRACLES FOR KID’S TELETHON HERE ON EYE WITNESS NEWS I’M HAYLEY BIANCO, THANK YOU FOR JOINING US AND JOINING ME WITH VE JOSH FROM PROGIE 101 AND MORGAN FROM THE EYE WITNESS NEWS TEAM NICE TO JOIN YOU AGAIN WE ARE SO HAPPY ARE YOU HERE YOU HAVE A SPECIAL CONNECTION WITH THE GUYS IN THE CHILDREN A’S MIRACLE NETWORK I WILL GIVE AN EXAMPLE MY OLDER SON, IS NOW 28 BUT BACK WHEN HE WAS IN GRADE SCHOOL, IT WAS FOUND OUT HE WAS GETTING A PHYSICAL DONE AT SCHOOL AND THE PHYSICAL WAS THE USUAL, THEY FOUND HE HAD SCOL YOA SIS, THAT IS A CURVE TURE OF THE SPINE HIS SPINE PRIOR TO SURGERY WAS AT 45 DEGREES SO HE ALMOST LOOKED LIKE, WHEN YOU LOOKED AT THE X-RAY, IT LOOKED LIKE THE LETTER S HE HAD ON HIS SPINE WE TOOK HIM TO A FEW DOCTORS AND EVERYBODY RECOMMENDED JANET WEIS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL SO WE WANT DOWN TO DANVILLE AND HAD THE SURGERY HERE IS THE AMAZING THING ABOUT KIDS HE WAS UP, A MAJOR SURGERY AND THEY PUT TWO BARS TO STRAIGHTEN THE SPINE ADD THE NEXT MORNING, THIS IS DONE IN AN NAFER NOON, THE FOLLOWING MORNING, COME ON, GET UP AND START MOVING AROUND AND YES, IT’S PAINFUL AND EVERYTHING BUT YOU KNOW WHAT, THEY WANT YOU UP AND THEY WANT YOU MOVING AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AND HE’S DOING GREAT YEARS LATER, A THRIVING 28 YEAR OLD HE DOES EVERYTHING, DOCTORS TOLD HIM NOT DO DO JUMPED OFF CLIFFS INTO WATER BUT HE STILL DOES IT HE HAS HAD NO PROBLEMS IT HAS BEEN AMAZING THANK YOU JANET WEIS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL AS A PARENT WHO WENT THROUGH THAT, I’M SURE IT MEANT A LOT THAT THE FUNDS THAT ARE BEING DONATED RIGHT NOW, THAT MONEY GOES INTO GETTING BEDS AND PULLOUT COUCHES FOR PARENTS TO STAY THE NIGHT WITH THEIR KIDS MY WIFE ENDED UP STAYING I WAS STILL WORKING AND MY SISTER CAME OUT AND STAYED EVERYONE WANTS THE MOM THERE EVERYONE WANT MOM WHEN THEY DON’T FEEL GOOD AMAZING ICE CREAM THEY GIVE YOU SO I WAS PICKING UP THE ICE CREAM ALL THE TIME IT WAS A GREAT PLACE FOR THE FAMILY AND EVERYBODY THERE TREATED YOU, YOU FEEL RISE THEY HAVE HUNDREDS OF PATIENTS BUT YOU WERE TREATED LIKE YOU WERE THEIR ONLY PATIENT THERE, IT ASK JUST AMAZING AND THEY HAVE THE FUN ACTIVITIES SO IT COULD FEEL LIKE A SCHOOL FIELD TRIP SOMETIMES IT ALL THE TOYS FOR ME SCHOOL AND FUN NEVER WENT TOGETHER FOR MANY PEOPLE LOTS OF ACTIVITIES AND THOSE ACTIVITIES AND GAMES FOR THE KIDS, THOSE ARE ALSO DONATED BY DOT NATIONS THAT YOU ARE MAKING TODAY AND YOU CAN PLEDGE YOUR DONATION ONLINE AT PA HOME PAIGE.COM OR FOWS $20 A MONTH IT COMES OUT TO ABOUT 67 CENTS A DAY, A REALLY GREAT DEAL TO HELP KIDS IN NEED AND TODAY WE ARE GIVING A GREAT INSIDE LOOK AT FOUR SPECIAL CHILDREN IN OUR AREA WHO ARE OUR MIRACLE THIS YEAR WE HAVE FOUR CHILDREN COMING UP THE FIRST IS GOING TO BE EMMA, I GOT TO MEET WITH HER AND HER FAMILY AND IT IS SUCH AN INCREDIBLE STORY AND TO SEE WHAT GEISINGER WAS ABLE TO DO FOR THEM THEY HAVE GREAT OFFICIALS THAT WORK THERE BUT BECAUSE OF THE DONATIONS THEY ARE ABLE TO HAVE THIS ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY THAT YOU CAN’T FIND ANYWHERE ELSE AMOUNT OF LOT OF TIMES ON THESE STORIES, THE KIDS THEY WENT TO A LOCAL COMMUNITY HOSPITAL FIRST AND THEY DIDN’T HAVE THE MEANS TO HELP THEM RIGHT SO THEN THEY HAD TO BE TRANSPORTED VIA LIFE FLIGHT, HELICOPTER OR GROUND AMBULANCE TO GUISINGER WHERE THEY HAD THIS SPECIALIZED TREATMENT AVAILABLE FOR THE KIDS, THAT REALLY MAKES THE BIG DIFFERENCE LIKE RECOVERY FOR YOUR SON AS A PARENT T IS A SCARY THING AM YOU THINK WHEN YOU HAVE A BABY YOU THINK EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE GREAT AND LIFE GOES ON AND IT’S BEAUTIFUL AND IT’S NOT FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE WHEN YOU SEE THE STRUGGLE FAMILIES GO THROUGH BECAUSE YOUR WHOLE LIFE IS PUT ON HOLD WHILE YOUR CHILD NEED ITS TO GET BETTER JANET WEIS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL DOES THAT, AN AMAZING PLACE IT MAKES YOU STRONGER AS A PERSON TO OVERCOME ALL OF THE CHALLENGES ABSOLUTELY AND LIKE I SAID, HE WAS ONLY THERE NOT AS MANY DAYS AS WOULD YOU THINK FOR A MAJOR SURGERY, JUST TO SEE WHAT THEY CAN DO FOR KIDS IS AMAZING THE PHONE NUMBER, 1-800-322-KIDS, 1-800-322-5437 SO CALL THAT NUMBER NOW WHATEVER YOU CAN DO, I MEAN THEY WILL TAKE MONEY NO MATTER HOW YOU DO IT AND YOU WILL FEEL GREAT ABOUT IT WHEN ALL IS SAID AND DONE AND HEAD TO PA HEM PAIGE.COM TO ALSO MAKE A DONATION IF YOU CAN’T CALL IN NOW HAYLEY WILL BE INTRODUCING ONE OF HER MIRACLE CHILDREN MORGAN AND DOC, I’M SO EXCITED THE MOMENT IS FINALLY HERE WHICH GET TO INTRODUCE YOU TO EMMA, AN ADORABLE LITTLE GIRL AND SHE WAS A MIRACLE TO HER PARENTS IN THEIR 40S WHEN THEY CONCEIVED HER IT WAS A WONDERFUL PREGNANCY AND CHALLENGES POPPED UP HEAR IS EMMA’S STOAR AMANDA AN JOE WERE CON TEBTS WITH THEIR

QUIET LIFING TO FOR 21 YEARS LIVE ON A FAMILY FARM IN MILLTON FOR THEY FOUND OUT THEY WERE PREGNANT HAD NO PROBLEMS WITH THE PREGNANCY, WAS LOOKING FORWARD TO NATURAL CHILD BIRTH, I WAS REALLY EXCITED ABOUT IT AND THAT IS NOT THE WAY IT WENT ON OCTOBER 20th, 2015 AMANDA WATER BROKE BUT JUST AS A TRICKLE SH HE HAD NO CONTRACTIONS SO SHE DIDN’T RUSH TO THE HOSPITAL IN THE MORNING AMANDA AND JOE CHECKED INTO EVANGELICAL COMMUNITY HOSPITAL IN LEWISBURG NURSES GOT HER ON AIN’T BIOTICS THEN HAD HER FIRST BIG CON STRAKS, SO BIG THE UMBILICAL CORD BURST SEPARATING THE BABY FROM THE PRACTICE SENTA AMANDA REMEMBERS NURSES LOOKING AT THE IT CASE AND PULLING BACK THE THE BLANKET ON IT TOP OF HER TO FIND BLOOD EVERY WHERE THE BABY WAS BLEEDING OUT I REMEMBER MY HEART SANK AND IT IT FELT LIKE I WAS JUST, I WAS CRUSHED BECAUSE I KNEW THAT WE HAD A BATTLE AHEAD KOK TORS FORM– PERFORMED AN EMERGENCY C SECTION AND EMMA WAS BORN RIGHT BEFORE DELIVERY EMMA’S STATUS GOT BAD, SHE CAME OUT SHE NEEDED FULL BLOWN RESUSCITATION INCLUDING INTEU BASE DR. LOREN ROB ENASSOCIATE OF NEAO NATIONALLOLOGY SAYS EMMA WAS NOT ABLE TO BREATHE ON HER OWN, BLUE IN COLOR AND HAD DANGEROUSLY LOW APGAR SCORES WHICH MEANS HER VITALS WERE NOT VERY STRONG THEY WHEELED EMMA DOWN THE HALLWAY AND SHE WAS OBVIOUSLY LIFELESS I IMMEDIATELY REMEMBER WAKING UP, MY MOM AND DAD WERE THERE, AND I DON’T KNOW, I STARTED APOLOGIZING LIKE I KNOW IT’S NOT YOUR FAULT BUT YOU STILL FEEL LIKE WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN MY IMMEDIATE THOUGHT WAS I KNEW SHE WAS ALIVE BUT I WORRIED WILL SHE BE BRAIN DAMAGED, THERE WILL BE SOME TRAUMATIC INJURY THAT SHE IS BEING TO HAVE TO LIVE WITH THE REST OF HER LIFE DOCTORS TOLD AA AND JEE THEY COULD NOT HOLD OR TOUCH THEIR BABY AS TO PUT EMMA AT RISK FOR MORE HEALTH PROBLEMS THEY TOLD ME WE NEED TO TAKE HER TO GEISINGER THE LIFE FLIGHT TEAM AND NEO NATIONAL ALL INTENSIVE CARE NURSES WORKED TO STABILIZE EMMA AND QUICKLY TRANSPORT HER TO GEISINGER JANET WEIS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL IN A SPECIALIZE NEO NATAL GROUNDS TRANSPORT PROVIDED BY DONATION TO THE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL ONCE THERE AT JANET WEIS IN SHE WAS PLACED ON A COOLING THERAPY WE USE IT IT IN CHILDREN WHO HAVE SUFFERED SOME FORM OF INSULT AROUND DELIVERY BUT WHAT IT IT DOES IS IT MINIMIZES THE EFFECTS OF WHAT HAPPENS WHENNING EVERYTHING IMETS BACK IT TO NORMAL WHACK WE CALL A REPER FUSION FACE FOR EMMA THE COOLING THERAPY WAS PROTECTING HER BRAIN BY HE SLOWING DOWN THE BODY A MET AN LISM ALLOWING HER BRAIN IT TO HEAL AND NOT SWELL FROM THE LACK OF OXYGEN AND BLOOD AT BIRTH DOCTORS WERE CONCERNED THAT EMMA COULD HAVE SEIZURES, PROBLEMS WITH DIE GUESS SHUN, URINATION AND LOSS OF BRAIN FUNCTION, ONCE SME IS BREATHING ON HER OWN MOM AND DAD COULD BE BIP HER SIDE BUT NOT TOUCH HER THEY ALLOWED US TO COME IN AND SEE HER SHE WAS AM A BILLION WIRES HOOKED UP TO HER HER BOD LEE FUNCTIONS WERE RESTORED AT THE EVENING OF THE FOURTH DAY I WAS FINALLY ABLE TO HOLD HER DOCTORS SHOW AMANDA AND JOE KANGAROO CARE WHERE THEY COULD BOND WITH EMMA SKIN TO SKIN BUT FIVE DAYS IN, THERE WERE MORE CHALLENGES TO CONQUER BEFORE BEING ABLE TO LEAVE THE HOSPITAL, EMMA NEEDED TO PUT ON WEIGHT THE NURSES WERE AMAZING THEY DIDN’T NEED THE BED SO THEY ACTUAL LEAH LAWED ME TO STAY THERE FOR A COUPLE OF EXTRA DAYS SO I DIDN’T HAVE TO DO THE DRIVING BACK AND FORTH AND TO CONTINUE THE BREASTFEEDING AND REALLY GETTING HER ON TRACK ON DAY TEN, A FINAL MRI PROVED THAT EMMA WAS READY TO GO HOME DR. JOHNSON NEVER ALLOWED US TO LOSE HOPE SHE IS LIKE SHE IS DOING FANTASTIC SO POSITIVE, SO UPBEAT SO KNOWLEDGEABLE, REALLY ON TOP OF IT AND ALL THE DOCTORS THERE WERE JUST FANTASTIC WE COULDN’T HAVE ASKED FOR BETTER CARE OR BET ARE SUPPORT IT IS A VERY DIFFICULT EXPERIENCE AND IT THE SUPPORT WE GOT FROM EVERYONE WAS PHENOMENAL WHEN YOU LACK AT EMMA AND WHAT WE DID FOR HER, IT IS EVERYTHING WORKING RIGHT IT IS EVERYTHING COMING TOGETHER THE WORST WAS OVER BUT THE WORRY LINGERED, WOULD THERE BE LONG-TERM BRAIN DAMAGE? AND PARENTS THEY WATCHED FOR MILESTONES AND FOLLOWED UP WITH GEISINGER JANET WEIS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL WHERE DOCTORS MONITERED EMMA EVERY THREE TO SIX MONTHS TO MAKE SURE SHE WAS PROGRESSION HER ONE LIMITATION ARM WEAKNESS CAUSED BY SPENDING THOSE FIVE DAYS ON HER BACK ON THE COOLING PAD. FOR TEN MONTHS EMMA WENT FOR PHYSICAL THERAPY AT GEISINGER JANET WEIS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL DEVELOPING HER ARM STRENGTH

PAST FORWARD TO TODAY THREE YEAR OLD EMMA IS WRITING, READING PLAYING AND GIGGLING SHE IS A AMAZING WE WOULD MEFER KNOW THAT THERE HAD BEEN ANY ISSUE WITH HER DURING HER BIRTH SHE IS A PERFECTLY NORMAL HEALTHY THREE YEAR OLD GIRL WE’RE EXTREMELY THANKFUL FOR THAT AMANDA AND SWROA SAYS SHE IS A TOTAL MIR AK NELL ALL WAYS EMMA GOES TO BUSY LITTLE BEAVER SCHOOL IN DANVILLE A FEW DAYS A WEEK AND HELPS MOM AND DAD AROUND THE FARM MAKING SOAP, PICKING FRUITS AND VEGETABLES AND HELPING WITH THE CHICKENS WHAT IS REALLY WONDERFUL ABOUT THIS FAMILY AND THE CONNECTION WITH HAD FAMILY IS THAT THEN WE GO TO THE FARMER’S MARKET AND WE GO UP TO THE STAND AND SEE MANNY AND JOE AND LIKE MAYBE SOMETIMES EMMA IS THERE AND MAYBE NOT BUT WE ALWAYS GET OUR EMMA UPDATE AN UPDATE ALL MADE POSSIBLE BY THE QUICK THINKING OF NURSES AND DOCTORS AND TECHNOLOGY AVAILABLE TO SAVE EMMA’S LIFE SHE’S A TRUE BLESSING FOR US IT IS A HAPPY ENDING STO A GREAT STORY WHAT A SWEET ENDING TO THAT STORY THERE WITH EMMA SHE IS SUCH AN AMAZING GIRL SHE WAS READING, WRITING, PLAYING AND IT IT WAS ALL THANKS TO THE QUICK THINKING OF THE DOCTORS AT GEISINGER JANET WEIS HOSPITAL IN DANVILLE AND WE WANT YOU TO DONATE SO YOU CAN HELP OTHER KIDS LIKE EMMA HAVE THEIR CHANCE AT LIFE TO CONTINUE TO PROSPER AND GROW WITHOUT THAT COOLING THERAPY PAD THEY HAD AT THE HOSPITAL IN DANVILLE, WE DON’T KNOW WHAT EMMA WOULD BE LIKE, WHAT HER BRAIN FUNCTION WOULD BE LIKE SO HER PARENTS ARE SO THANKERFUL THEY HAD SO MUCH PRAISE TO SAY ABOUT THE STAFF THERE AND OBVIOUSLY SHE IS A HAPPY GIRL AND ENJOYS LIFE AND IS LOVING EVERY MOMENT OF IT THAT WAS JUST A WONDERFUL STORY WITH THE FAMILY AND I THANK THEM SO MUCH FOR SHARING THEIR STORY WITH ME 6789 WE WANT TO YOU HEAD ONLINE TO PA HOMEPAGE.COM, PLEDGE YOUR DONATION TODAY, $20 A MONTH, JUST 67 CENTS A DAY CAN HELP KIDS IN NEED LIKE EMMA TO LIVE THOSE AMAZING LIVES AND GET BETTER AFTER INJURY OR INSULT AT BIRTH OR OTHER ACCIDENTS THAT HAPPEN IN THEIR LIVES YOU CAN CALL RIGHT NOW, 1-800-322-KIDS, THAT IS 1-800-322-5437 AND PLEDGE YOUR DONATION TODAY AND NOW WE’RE GOING TO CHECK IN WITH DOC AND MORGAN THEY HAVE INTERESTING PROPS THEY WANT TO SHOW US THAT ARE ALSO AVAILABLE FOR THE BABIES THAT NEED A LITTLE EXTRA HELP HOW IS IT GOING OVER THERE THANKS AS YOU CAN SEE, WE HAVE THESE LITTLE PREMATURE BABY DIAPERS THAT SOME CHILDREN HAVE IT TO WEAR AT THE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL AS YOU CAN SEE, IT IS JUST, I HAVE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING THAT SMALL BEFORE YEAH IF YOU OPEN IT IT UP, IF YOU LOOK AT IT, I DON’T KNOW IF YOU CAN SEE, BUT IT IS TWO INCHES IS WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR THAT IS A PREMIE DIAPER THERE THEY ARE TINY SO SMALL ESPECIALLY MADE WHEN YOU LACK AT THEM AND WHEN ALL IS SAID AND DONE A FEW YEARS AGO I GOT TO DOT TOUR THROUGH THE N ICU UNIT, IT IS SAD TO SEE AS A PARENT, I WAS VISITING REPRESENTING THE RADIO STATION AT THAT TIME BUT TO SEE HOW THEY WORK WITH THE CHILDREN, HOW SMALL SOME OF THESE BABIES ARE YOU DON’T PLAN ON IT THIS IF THE BABY DOESN’T ASK FOR IT IT ONE OF THE OTHER THINGS VERY STRANGE, A BABY CAN’T TELL A DOCTOR WHAT IS WRONG THIS IS WHERE THE PROFESSIONALS CAN MAKE THAT HAPPEN WHAT I HAD HERE IS WHEN THEY DO THE BLOOD PRESSURE YOU KNOW WHEN YOU ABOUT TO IT THE DOCTOR, I WILL DO THIS ON YOU, I WILL HOLD THIS UP FOR YOU AGAIN THIS IS ONE FOR A BABY THAT, YOU KNOW, JUST BORN AT THIS POINT TINY THIS IS THE SIZE OF EQUIPMENT THEY NEED TO USE FOR THESE BABIES YOU CONTRIBUTING AND CALLING 1-800-322-KIDS THIS IS THE KIND OF THING THEY NEED THERE ARE MANY THINGS THEY NEED LOOKING AT THIS, THE DIAPERS, THEY CAN ALWAYS USE THIS, SO WE REALLY NEED YOUR TWO CENTS, WHEN I SAY TWO CENTS I’M TALKING MORE MONEY THAT BE THAT BUT WHATEVER YOU CAN DO IS GOING TO BE GREAT TO HELP OUT THE JANET WEIS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL YOU CAN GO TO PA HOME PAIGE.COM TO ALSO MAKE A DONATION AND NOW JOINING US IS STEFANO WITH THE IN-PAICIALT PARTY HEY THERE, MORGAN WE ARE LIVE FROM THE IN-PATIENT PARTY AT GEISINGER JANET WEIS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL AND THIS PARTY, YOUR DONATION DOLLARS IS SOMETHING THAT REALLY HELPS TOWARDS SOMETHING LIKE THIS IT IT ALLOWS THE CARE SPECIALIST TO PUT ON A PARTY LIKE THIS ALL THE KIDS JUST BEGINNING TO ARRIVE NOW IT IS A SUPERHERO-THEME THIS YEAR EVERYBODY LOVES A SUPERHERO RIGHT NOW YOU CAN MAKE YOUR OWN SUPERHERO CAKE– CAPE EXCUSE ME, THAT IS SO A LOT OF KIDS DOING THAT ON THE OTHER SIDE SUPERHERO YOU CAN PAINT A SUPERHERO THERE IS A LOT GOING ON THE WEATHER IS GREAT, WE’RE OUTSIDE GETTING FRESH AIR SO THINGS ARE LOOKING AWESOME RIGHT NOW FOR THE IN PATIENT PARTY AT JANET WEIS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL THERE IS OTHER STUFF WE CAN TALK ABOUT WE HAVE A BASKETBALL HOOP OVER HERE

AND FURTHER OVER HERE WE CAN DECORATE A SUPERHERO FRAME THERE IS A LOT GOING ON HERE AT JANET WEIS CHERN’S HOSPITAL YOUR DONATION DOLLARS ALLOW FOR THINGS LIKE THIS TO BE ABLE TO HAPPEN THAT NUMBER 1-800-322-KIDS, 5437 IS THAT NUMBER YOU ALSO CAN HEAD TO PA HOME PAIGE.COM IT’S THOSE DONATIONS, REMEMBER IT’S $20 A MONTH, THAT’S ABOUT THE PRICE OF GOING OUT ONE NIGHT FOR A PIZZA OR MAYBE CUTTING OUT THE COFFEE A COUPLE OF DAYS A WEEK AND THAT $20 DOES SO MUCH FOR THESE KIDS AND MAKES THEIR LIVES HAVE A LITTLE SENSE OF NORMAL SEE AFTER BEING AT THE HOSPITAL FOR SO LONG SOME CHILDREN ARE BORN HERE AND DO NOT LEAVE FOR QUITE SOME TIME 1-800-322-KIDS THAT IS THE NUMBER YOU CAN DIAL, HEAD TO PA HOME PAIGE 30EUCOM WE WILL BE HERE IT AT THE IN-PATIENT PARTY FOR ABOUT ANOTHER HOUR AND PROBABLY WILL HAVE SOME FUN MAKING SUPERHERO CAPES AN MAYBE EVEN PAINTING SOME SUPERHEROES AS WELL WE ALSO HAVE SOME PICTURES THAT WE’LL TAKE AS WELL SO WE WILL SEND IT BACK OVER TO YOU IN THE STUDIO CANDICE AND MARK ARE ALSO GOING TO BE ON THE PHONE BANK NEAR JANET WEIS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL WE WILL HAVE FUN HERE AND SEE YOU LATER ON THANKS, STEPHANO NOW WE HAVE A GREAT MIRACLE KID COMING UP MARTIN, IS HE JUST AN AMAZING MOUNT CARMEL BOY MT PAST THREE YEARS HE HAS OVERCOME SO SO MUCH YOU JUST CAN’T HELP TO BE HYPNOTIZED BY HIS ENERGY IS HE FULL OF GREAT ENERGY AND POSITIVITY AND HAPPINESS I ACTUALLY MET HIM A FEW MONTHS AGO AND I WAS JUST SO SURPRISED ABOUT HOW HAPPY HE WAS AND NOW HERE’S THE STORY NUMBER TWO WILL BE YOU NUMBER THREE WILL BE HIM TO SAY FOUR YEAR OLD MARTIN IS ENERGETIC IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT IT’S HARD TO IMAGINE THIS MOUNT CARMEL BOY ANY OTHER WAY I WAS SO MAD BUT WHAT HE HAS MANAGED IT TO OVERCOME IS ABSOLUTELY ASTOUNDING YOU NEED TO GO BACK TO DECEMBER 2016 WHEN HE FOUND HIMSELF IN THE FIGHT OF HIS LIFE OH MY IMOD, NOW MY KID IS HAVING A SEIZURE WHAT IS GOING ON WHAT INITIALLY SEEMED LIKE STREP THROAT OR A VY RUSS FOR ALEXA’S LITTLE BOY ESCALATED IN A SINGLE DAY HE WAS TAKEN TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM AT GEISINGER MEDICAL CENTER IN DANVILLE AND QUICKLY ADMITTED TO THE PEDIATRIC INTENSIVE CARE UNIT AT GEISINGER JANET WEIS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL AT ONE POINT HIS LEGS WERE GOING UP, AND HIS ARMS AND I’M PROGRESSIVELY SEEING HIM GET WORSE STANDING THERE THINKING OH MY, HIS BRAIN IS FRYING WHAT IS GOING ON SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE MARTIN WAS GIVEN MEDICATION FOR SEIZURES AND A HIGH FEVER GEISINGER JANET WEIS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL PEDIATRIC INTENSIVE CARE UNIT MEDICAL DOCTOR BELIEVED WHAT MARTIN HAD WAS A LIFE THREATENING INFECTION THE SEIZE SEURS, THE HIGH FEVER, THAT MADE US CONCERNED THAT THERE WAS MENINGITIS DR. LAMBERT ORDERED A SPINAL TAP WHICH CONFIRMED MARTIN HAD BACTERIAL MENINGITIS WHICH CAN LEAD TO DISABILITY AND EVEN DEATH YOU DON’T REALIZE THAT LIKE HOW DEVASTATING THE FEVER,– HE WAS IN SO MUCH PAIN AND I WAS SO AFRAID TO TOUCH HIM THE NEWS SOON GOT WORSE FOR LITTLE MARTIN DOCTORS CAME IN AND THEY WENT OVER THE RESULTS AND THEY SAID HE HAS A STROKE AND I JUST SAT THERE AND I WAS JUST LIKE, MY CHILD IS TWO MAR IT TIN WAS IN OUR ICU FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS REALLY WHEN THINGS WERE VERY CRITICAL WE FOUND A STROKE, WHEN WE HAD THE FEVERS UNDER CONTROL, NOT KNOWING WHICH DIRECTION HE WAS REALLY GOING TO GO BUT IN A COUPLEFUL DAYS MAR IT TIN STARTED TO GET BETTER THANKS TO POWERFUL ARNTD BIOTICS AND GEISINGER MEDICAL EXPERTS INCLUDING PEDIATRIC INFECTIOUS SPECIALIST AND NEUROLOGISTS NAIRN WAS MOVED OUT OF PEDIATRIC INTENSIVE CARE WHILE RECOVERING AT JANET WEIS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL SO AT THIS POINT HE WAS LIKE A TWO YEAR OLD INFANT HE HAD NO MUSCLE STRENGTH, AND ALMOST LIKE HE WAS AFRAID TO HOLD HIS OWN HEAD UP MARTIN GRADUALLY GOT STRONGER IN THE NEARLY TWO WEEKS THAT FOLLOWED HE BASICALLY HAD TO RELEARN EVERYTHING BUT HIS FATHER MARP TIP NOTICED THE ILLNESS MAY HAVE DEALT HIS LITTLE BOY A SILENT LULL THOUGH BLOW THOUGH WE DIDN’T HAVE THE CONFIRMATION THAT MARTIN COULDN’T HEAR, I KNEW, I DID TELL ALEXA, THAT IS WHAT I THOUGHT AN AUDIOLOGIST WAS BROUGHT INTO THE CASE WHO REVEALED TROUBLING FINDINGS FOR THE TODDLER HE ALSO HAD DAMAGE TO THE LITTLE BONES IN HIS MIDDLE AND INNER EAR FROM MENINGITIS

AND THAT IS WHEN THEY TOLD US THAT HE HAD NO HEARING AND HE FAILED THE HEARING TEST THE ODD YOM GUEST RECOMMENDED COKE LEER IMPLANTS WHICH BY PASS NORMAL ACOUSTIC HEARING BY REPLACING IT WITH ELECTRIC HEARING DISCHARGED FROM THE HOSPITAL IN MID JANUARY 2017, MARTIN GOT TO ENJOY THE COMFORTS OF HOME INCLUDING HIS FAVORITE MEAL CHINESE FOOD HIS PARENTS DECIDED TO GO AHEAD WITH THE COKE LEER IMPLANT SURGERY SINCE ACTING QUICKLY MIGHT PROVIDE THE BEST POSSIBLE RESULT THE NATURE BEFORE THE PROCEDURE LITTLE MARTIN WHOSE HEAD WAS ALREADY SHAVED TOOK A RAZE TORE HIS DAD’S HEAD IN WHAT BECAME A SIGN OF SOLIDARITY THE DAY OF THE SURGERY, THE ROBLES RECEIVED UPDATES FROM THE SURGEON DURING THE SIX HOUR OPERATION THE LEFT EAR WAS DONE THEY GOT ALL THE ELECTRODES IN AND THE RIGHT EAR DONE, I GOT ALL THE LECH ROAD IN, WE WERE LIKE OH MY GOSH THAT IS WONDERFUL THEY HAD TO WAIT TO LEARN IF THE IMPLANTS AND THE MAGNETIC PROCESSORS ON THE OUTSIDE OF MARTIN’S HEAD WOULD PRODUCE ANY SOUND A MONTH LATER THE ROBLES HAD THEIR ANSWER OH MY GOSH, THEY’RE WORKING HE’S HEARING MARTIN IS CURRENTLY STILL SUSCEPTIBLE TO EAR INFECTIONS WHICH REQUIRE IMMEDIATE TREATMENT TO PROTECT HIS BRAIN AND PRESERVE HIS HEARING BUT HE HAS A HOPEFUL FUTURE THANKS IN PART DUE TO DONATIONS TO GEISINGER JANET WEIS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL WHICH HELPED BRING THE COCHLEAR PROGRAM TO THE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL 6789 WHEN IT IT COMES TO CHILDREN LIKE MARTIN, DONATIONS HELP HEAL HAVING HIM IN A FACILITY THAT CAN TAKE CARE OF ANY OF THE COMPLICATIONS, IN HIS CASE, THE SEEDSURE, THE STROKE AND PROFOUND HEARING LOSS, YOU REALLY HAVE TO HAVE A WHOLE TEAM OF PEOPLE THAT KNOW HOW THE TREATMENT IS DONE TO DO IT RIGHT IS WHAT MAKES MARTIN A MIRACLE KIDNESS A MIRACLE IN EVERY SENSE OF THE WORD IT IT REALLY WOULD BE NO OTHER EXPLANATION BECAUSE OF DONORS LIKE YOU, A MIRACLE YOU JUST CAN’T PUT A PRICE ON I CAN’T THANK THEM ENOUGH I CAN ONLY MAYBE BE ABLE TO DO THE SAME FOR SOMEBODY YOU CAN CALL NOW TO MAKE A DONATION FOR OTHER CHERN LIKE MARTIN AT 1-800-322-KIDS OR HEAD TO PA HOMEPAGE.COM TO MAKE A DONATION MARTIN’S STORY WAS SO INSPIRING IT REALLY JUST MAKES YOU WANT TO KEEP GIVING. AND JUST FOR $20 A YEAR YOU COULD BE A MIRACLE MAKER WHAT IS INTERESTING ABOUT THE WHOLE THING, IF YOU NOTICE IN TWO OF THE STORIES, SAME THING, WHERE THE PARENTS WERE TOLD FOR A FEW DAYS ARE YOU NOT ALLOWED TO TOUCH YOUR CHILD THAT COULD MAKE THINGS WORSE AND AS A PARENT, THAT’S A BIG DEAL SO WHATEVER YOU CAN DO IS DEFINITELY GOING TO HELP, YOU WANT TO CALL, $20 A MONTH, 322-KIDS THAT IS GOING TO HELP OUT WITH YOUR DONATION OF $20 PER MONTH WE ALSO DO WHAT IS CALLED– FOR THE LAST FEW WHAT WE DO IS TAKE A PORTION OF ALL THE PROCEEDS AND IT GOES TO JANET WEIS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL AND CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK. AND ALL THAT MONEY STAYS RIGHT HERE IN NORTHEAST PA THAT IS PERFECT WE NEED EVENTS LIKE THAT THAT IS WHAT IT IS ALL ABOUT PERFECT TIMING NOW JOINING US ARE– HI MORGAN AND DOC T IS SO GOOD TO TO BE WITH YOU, I’M WITH CANDICE AND TWO DOZEN VOLUNTEERS HERE THIS WONDERFUL GROUP OF VOLUNTEERS, WE ARE SO EXCITED TO BE HERE AND TAKE YOUR CALLS MARK AND I, IF YOU WANT WE WILL BE PART OF THE PHONE CALLS SO IF YOU CALL IN AND MAKE A DONATION, 1-800-322-5437, 5437 SPELLS KIDS WHICH IS WHY WE ARE HERE 6789 CANDICE, THIS IS THE HUB OF WHERE THESE MIRACLES HAPPEN, JANET WEIS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL IN DANVILLE BUT AS MANY OF YOU KNOW THE SERVICES EXTEND WELL BEYOND RIGHT HERE IN THE HEART OF MONDAY TOWR COUNTY THOSE SERVICES CALL MED ATRICK MEDICS ALL THREUD THE REGION MANY SERVICES AREN’T NECESSARILY MEDICALLY SPECIFIC BUT STILL BENEFIT THE CHILD POPULATION IN NORTH EASTERN AND CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA THERE ARE OUTREACH CLINICS THERE IS PROBABLY A GUISING ERG CLINIC MOT TOO FAR AWAY, ST NICE TO KNOW YOU HAVE THAT PLACE TO GO AND HAPPENING BECAUSE OF YOUR GENEROSITY AND WILL CONTINUE TO HAPPEN THROUGH YOUR GENEROUS DONATION WE HAVE SEEN SOME OF THE ITEMS THAT ARE PRICED THANKS TO

YOUR HEALTH, YOUR PLEDGES TO CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK THE BILLEE LIGHTS, THE LITTLE EYE SHIELD, IF YOU TAKE OVER I WILL GRAB ONE PLEASE DO, THERE ARE SO MANY WONDERFUL ITEMS THAT, FROM THE TINNIEST LITTLE THINGS THAT YOU MAY NOT THINK ABOUT TO THE GREAT BIG MEDICAL DEVICES, WHERE YOUR DONATIONS ARE GOING AM THINGS TO MAKE A CHILD FEEL MORE COMFORTABLE IN THE HOSPITAL BECAUSE LET’S BE HONEST, NO ONE LIKES TO BE IN A HOSPITAL BUT IF YOU CAN BE IN A SETTING THAT MAKES YOU FEEL SAFE AND ALMOST LIKE A FUN ENVIRONMENT WHEN ARE YOU A KID, IT IT MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD AND HELPS THEM HEEL SO THESE, I KNOW YOU HAVE THE EXPLANATION ON THAT BEFORE BUT WHEN THESE CHILDREN ARE PLACED UNDER SENSITIVE LIGHT, THIS PROTECTS THEM IT DOES BECAUSE OFTENTIMES WHEN THEY ARE BORN PREMATURELY THEIR EYES MAY NOT BE FULLY DEVELOPED THIS TINY LITTLE MESS AND TINY LITTLE OH PIE WORD YEAH, YOU THINK ABOUT HOW SMALL A BABY IS IT TO FIT IN THIS DIAPER AND SOME ARE EVEN TINNIER THAN THIS I MEAN IF YOU HOLD THIS FOR A SECOND THIS IS THE MATTER BOTTLE– WATER BOTTLE, IT IS WAY TOO BIG FOR THIS DIAPER CHILDREN THAT ARE SIZED WE HAVE DONE STORIES ABOUT EM THIS, THE SIZE OF COKE CANS WHO MANAGE TO MAKE IT THROUGH BECAUSE OF, IN PART, THE HELP YOU PROVIDE TO CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK SO WE ARE GOING TO BE HERE THREUD THE NIGHT TAKING YOUR CALLS OR DONATIONS, 322-5437 IS THE NUMBER YOU NEED IT TO CALL AND PLEASE, MAKE THAT DONATION, BE A MIRACLE MAKER TODAY LET’S GO BACK TO PA LIVE THANKS, CANDACE AND MARK NOW BACK IN THE FA LIVE STUDIO, JOSH IS HERE, THANKS FOR JOINING US I USUALLY JUST SEE YOU THROUGH A TELEVISION SCREEN NOW IN THE SAME STUDIO HERE FOR SUCH A GOOD CAUSE HELPING KIDS IN THE AREA $20 A MONTH, I THINK YOU HAVE HEARD IT IT, IF YOU HEARD IT IT ONCE SO FAR, IN THIS 25 MINUTES YOU HAVE HEARD IT IT A HUNDRED AND WILL PROBABLY HEAR IT IT ANOTHER HUNDRED IT IS SIMPLE, IT SEZ, BE A MIRACLE MAKER $20 A MONTH 67 CENTS A DAY, NOT SO BAD AND YOU CAN MAKE A DONATION EASILY BUT YOU NEED TO PING THE PHONE AND MAKE A PHONE CALL 1-800-322-5437, IT IT IS ALSO 322-KIDS , 5437 $20 A MONTH GOES A LONG WAY IF YOU CALL THAT NUMBER NOW YOU CAN TALK TO CANDACE AND MARK OUT IN DANVILLE AT THE HOSPITAL AND IN HERE WE ARE SHARING WONDERFUL STORIES WE SAW TWO ALREADY SO INSPIRING SO UPLIFTING TO SEE HOW THEY OVERCOME THOSE BATTLES WITH THE HELP AT GEISINGER AND THIS NEXT ONE STAGE THIS IS ONE CANDICE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE SAGE WAS EIGHT YEARS OLD, HAVING DEFICIT AND WASN’T BEING HERSELF, HER PARENTS FELT HELPLESS AND SO WHAT THEY ENDED UP DOING WAS GOING TO THE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL AND GOT REFERRED TO DANVILLE WHERE THEY HAD THIS SPECIALIZED EQUIPMENT TO MAKE SAGE GET BETTER THAT IS WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP TODAY BECAUSE THIS IS WHERE YOUR MONEY IS GOING HAD IS WHY WE LIKE TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY THAT WHILE WE’RE ASKING TO YOU MAKE A SMALL DONATION, WE’RE GOING IT TO SHOW YOU WHAT YOUR MONEY IS DOING AND WHERE IT’S GOING AND HOW IT’S HELPING SO I THINK WE SHOULD STOP TALKING AND KIND OF LET CANDICE KELLY PICK UP THE STORY FROM HERE ABSOLUTELY 11 YEAR OLD SAGE LA CODE DANCES HER HEART OUT IT’S AN ACTIVITY THIS SPUNKY GIRL FROM CLARK SUM SIT PASSIONATE ABOUT SHE’S A VERY FUN, OUTGOING SILLY, UNIQUE LITTLE GIRL WHILE HER PERSON ALT IS EVIDENCE, ONE THING YOU CAN’T SEE IS WITH EVERY MOVE SHE MAKES, SAGE IS TAKING IT STEPS ON HER ROAD TO RECOVERY A ROUTINE THAT SPROUTED AFTER SERIOUS HEALTH ISSUES HER MOTHER SAYS IT ALL STARTED IN 2016 SHE WAS EIGHT YEARS OLD AND SHE STARTED TO BLEED WHEN SHE WOULD GO TO THE BATHROOM THEY THOUGHT THAT IT WAS DUE TO LIKE CONSTIPATION OR SOMETHING GEISINGER JANET WEESES WEIS CHILDREN HE’S HOSPITAL PEDIATRIC IMAS TRO INTERROLOGIST SAID THEY STARTED HER ON STOOL SOFTENERS BUT IT DIDN’T SEEM TO WORK SHE WAS ALSO THE VIN FOR HER AGE, WEIGHING JUST 43 POUNDS TALKED TO THE FAMILY AND HE DECIDED IT WOULD BE IN SAGE HE’S BEST INTEREST TO GO AHEAD AND PERFORM A COLON OS SCOPPEE TO SEE WHETHER OR NOT THERE WAS ANY INPLAMATION IN HER COLON FROM