WKLH Miracle Marathon

Parents, patients and care providers share remarkable stories of hope and healing live on 96.5 WKLH to help raise critical funds for Children’s.

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May 20 - May 21

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The 23rd annual WKLH Miracle Marathon for Children’s Wisconsin is May 20 – May 21, 2021. Tune in to hear parents, patients and care providers share remarkable stories of hope and healing live on 96.5 WKLH and wklh.com to help raise critical funds for Children’s.

Since its inception 24 years ago, Miracle Marathon has raised more than $27 million for Children’s programs and services. Generous 96.5 WKLH listeners and donors throughout our community have helped to make Children’s one of the best places for kids. We rely on your support to continue to serve kids and families throughout the state of Wisconsin and beyond. Thank you!

Interested in sponsoring this event? To learn more about sponsoring this event, contact Children's Wisconsin Foundation's events team at (414) 266-6320.

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Miracle Moments

Meet a few of our miracles whose stories will be shared on-air

Jordy
JordyWhen Jordy was just 12 days old, he developed a high fever and was taken to the Emergency Department at Children’s. He was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis and spent many nights in critical care. Learn how Children’s saved Jordy’s life and how this spunky two year old is now winning hearts and keeping his parents on their toes.

Makayla
MakaylaMakayla’s medical journey is complicated in that there is no definitive diagnosis. After seeing many specialists at multiple hospital systems closer to their home, she and her mom frequently make the drive from Northern Illinois for the comprehensive care they have found at Children’s. Learn what innovative treatments and therapies are helping Makayla manage her condition.

Max
MaxMax had heart surgery to repair a congenital heart defect when he was just a month old. But his story doesn’t end there. He continues to be followed by Children’s physically, emotionally and developmentally. Now that Max is 4 years old and beginning school, learn how the School Intervention Program is helping his family and school navigate the support he needs to learn and grow.

Cullen and Eliza
Cullen and ElizaCullen, 5, had a heart transplant and a few years later was diagnosed with an extremely rare form of cancer. His little sister Eliza, 3, had open heart surgery just a few months ago to repair a heart valve defect. Learn more about how Children’s supported this family through both of their kids’ life-threatening illnesses and how Cullen found strength from a few special nurses and doctors he calls superheroes.

Jadyn
JadynThis confident young college student is studying to become a psychiatrist. Meeting her, you would never know the medical challenges she has faced. Jadyn was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis as an infant and spent countless hours at Children’s. As a teen, she had increasingly debilitating migraines that caused her to miss-out on school and social life. Learn about the innovative headache treatments that helped her turn her life around.

A special thanks to our presenting sponsor

Accunet Mortgage


Interested in sponsoring this event?
To learn more about sponsoring this event, contact Sage Duncan at SDuncan@chw.org or (414) 266-4891.

A special thanks to our partners

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