Erlanger introduces the 2014 Miracle Children during annual tree lighting event

Chattanooga, Tenn. – The Erlanger Health System introduced 19 Miracle Children during the annual tree lighting event yesterday in the Baroness Campus Medical Mall.

The Children’s Hospital Foundation officially kicked off the holiday season at Erlanger with the tree lighting and introduction of the children.  The event also included music from a local bluegrass band, Cannon Creek, arts and crafts, visits with Santa and Erlanger departments participating in a parade of presents to support the Child Life program.

The Miracle Children will represent Children’s Hospital at Erlanger throughout the coming year as part of the Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals.  The Miracle Children are:

Destiny Kilgore 16 Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Dunlap TN
Haylee Miller 4 Chromosome B deletion, failure to thrive Chattanooga TN
Violet Thornburgh 15 mo Kawasaki‘s Disease Ooltewah TN
Conner Pullen   Cyanosis Trenton GA
Ian Hughes 2 Down Syndrome, short gut syndrome Ooltewah TN
Nery Coronel   Apert’s syndrome Chattanooga TN
Christy Le 17 T cell lymphoblastic lymphoma Dayton TN
Bella Reid 15 MO Germ Cell Tumor Tunnel Hill GA
Shealeigh Brewer 12 Ewing‘s Sarcoma Riceville TN
Alainey Charles 4 Wilms Tumor Chattanooga TN
Charlie Buffat 18 mo Prematurity at 26 weeks gestation Chickamauga GA
Mia Geer 1 Prematurity at 25 weeks gestation – in hospital 168 days Chattanooga TN
Taylor Mitchell 2 Prematurity at 24 weeks gestation Chattanooga TN
Josiah Lopez 2 years 4mo Prematurity at 25 weeks gestation  – in hospital 98 days Ooltewah TN
Arianna Lopez 19 mo Prematurity at 23 weeks gestation – in hospital 149 days Ooltewah TN
Daniel Cordell   Genetic disorder, trach LaFayette GA
Zach Barton 14 Intestinal Pseudo-Obstruction, Sever Anemia LaFayette GA
Joel Westbrook 7 Spina Bifida, Hydrocephalus, Chiari Malformation, VP shunt Rossville GA
PJ Fox 3 Sickle cell, eosinophilic esophagits, asthma, food allergies Chattanooga TN