The Compass Fall 2020 - Page 2


Meet Mhyrun , Your Children ’ s Miracle Network Champion for 2020 & 2021

Thank You to Our Children ’ s Miracle Network Corporate Partners !

CMNH partners with many national and local businesses to help fund lifesaving care , education , and research through point-of-sale campaigns , donating percentages of sales , and other programs and events . In 2019 , our local
CMNH corporate partners raised more than $ 1.3 million for McLane Children ’ s .
• Ace Hardware
• CEFCO Convenience Stores
• Circle K Stores
• Credit Unions for Kids
• Dairy Queen
• GameStop
• Great Clips
• Love ’ s Travel Stops
• Mclane Company
• Panda Express
• RE / MAX
• Spirit Halloween
• The Salas Team Realtors
• Walmart / Sam ’ s Club
In July of 2018 , Mhyrun began experiencing numbness in his left extremities and slurring his speech . After explaining his symptoms during a routine physical the next month , Mhyrun was immediately referred to a neurologist at Baylor Scott & White McLane Children ’ s .
Numerous tests revealed signs of two “ mini-strokes ” caused by blocked arteries . Mhyrun was diagnosed with Moyamoya disease , a rare condition in which the arteries supplying blood to the brain become narrow or blocked .
Neurosurgeons performed surgery to sew a scalp artery on to Mhyrun ’ s brain and restore blood flow .
Moyamoya is a progressive disease , meaning that in most cases it will get worse over time and put Mhyrun at risk for more strokes and potentially permanent paralysis . For now , Mhyrun is back to riding horses , playing basketball , and playing the drums . “ I realize this illness is serious ,” Mhyrun says , “ but I am not going to let it stop me !” Mhyrun is our 2020 and 2021 Children ’ s Miracle Network Champion for McLane Children ’ s , serving as a voice for all the children treated at our hospital each year and advocating for charitable support . Thank you , Mhyrun !
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Hardin-Baylor have raised a total of $ 939,190 for McLane Children ’ s .
“ I always tell people wanting to get involved in Dance Marathon that this is the closest thing we have to a time machine ,” says Allison Bryant , a graduate of Texas A & M and recipient of the 2020 Miracle Network Dance Marathon Distinguished Leadership Award . “ When you donate and when you walk through those doors at the big celebration , you are changing the future — for sick kids , but also for yourself . You will emerge from that Dance Marathon 12 hours later as a different person than originally walked in . You ’ ve now heard these stories , you ’ ve danced with these kids , and you ’ ve hugged their parents . You will be driven to be the generation that ’ s fighting for the next one .”
Something for Everyone
From lemonade stands and birthday fundraisers to radio-thons and gaming marathons , CMNH has options for anyone of any age who wants to help sick kids in their local community . There ’ s even an app to help you on your way ! Plus , 100 % of your donation stays local to support critical treatments and services , equipment , and charitable care at McLane Children ’ s or your community ’ s CMNH hospital .
To learn more about how you can support McLane Children ’ s through Children ’ s Miracle Network , please contact Jennifer Williams or click here to visit our Children ’ s Miracle Network page .
1 . Panda Express donated more than 400 meals and goodie bags for McLane Children ’ s staff , patients , and their families during the pandemic .
2 . Each year , The Salas Team Realtors donate to CMNH in honor of the Salas ’ daughter who was treated in the McLane Children ’ s NICU .
3 . Members of Aggie Miracle display the total raised at the 2020 Texas A & M Dance Marathon —$ 188,753.29 !