Saturday, June 4, 2011

You can be part of a Miracle

This Monday, June 6th, Shane and Wyatt will turn 15 months old.  (This Monday just happens to be my birthday as well and before you ask…. 47).
I am writing this because I am asking for your help while so many other children NEED your help.  Right now through tomorrow, Sunday June 5th at 6pm, The Janet Weis Children’s Hospital at Geisinger is holding its annual telethon.  I am asking that you please make a donation in honor of my sons, Shane and Wyatt Waksmunski.  My boys, and especially Wyatt, are miracle babies and this is your chance to be part of a miracle as well.
Both boys were born on March 6th, 2010 and were born ten weeks early.  Both have spent so many days, weeks and months in the hospital during the past 15 months.  Both Shane and Wyatt, still today are fed daily by a machine through a feeding tube, both have struggled through surgeries, infections and have had so many setbacks since birth that I have lost count.  Yet, through all the challenges and obstacles, their will to live has been truly inspirational.  However, that will alone isn’t enough and without The Janet Weis Children’s Hospital, they would not be here today.
Today there are currently 81 children in the hospital and Wyatt is one of them. A few months ago we shocked to discover that he was born without a diaphragm on his left side.  Wyatt is currently in PICU (Pediatric Intensive Care Unit) after his third surgery on his diaphragm in the past few months.  His recovery is taking a little longer than we were hoping for but “Super Wy” continues to fight and is improving on his timetable.  As if surgery wasn’t enough, he is also in isolation as he is suspected to have a virus.   
Let me ask you, if your child was sick, wouldn’t you do everything in your power to help them, no matter what?  I have been living everyday of the past 15 months with this exact thought.  I will do anything and everything to provide for my boys.  This also includes raising money for the Janet Weis Children’s Hospital and the Children’s Miracle Network.  I believe in the miracles and I believe in what they have been able to do for my kids. 
Even the smallest donation can make the biggest difference.  Your donation will help Wyatt, my boys, the 80 other children in the hospital and all those who will come after us.  Shane and Wyatt are Miracle Children and with your donation YOU will be part of the miracle as well.
Please make a donation by calling 1-800-322-5437 or by visiting  Please make your donation in honor of Shane and Wyatt Waksmunski, PO Box 214, Lehighton PA  18235.  (The address is so that they will send us a card telling us about your donation). 
Also, if you live in the viewing area of WYOU, central and NE PA, I will be appearing live on the telethon on Sunday, June 5th at 1:30pm to present a check that will represent the donations made during the past year in honor of Shane and Wyatt.  We raised almost $2500.  THANK YOU!!!
Again, thank you for your support and your donation.