You Can Vote for Miracles and Help Us Win $50,000 from Credit Unions For Kids November 28 through Dec. 19

For the third year in a row, Credit Unions for Kids is offering up $50,000 in prize money to the winning Children’s Miracle Network Hospital — how do we win? Whatever hospital with the most votes wins the $$!

Local funds raised through Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals are supporting the building of a new four-story, Children’s Hospital  which will increase access to specialized pediatric care and consolidate inpatient pediatric services in one convenient location. The new, Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart will be completed in Spring of 2019.

How to support:

  • Vote multiple times daily from Nov. 28 – Dec. 19 at voteformiracles.org
  • Share on social media and ask your friends and family to vote too using #VoteForMiracles
  • Thank your credit unions for their support of children’s hospitals like ours!

Since 1996, Credit Unions for Kids has raised more than $160 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. These vital funds go to help kids, just like Ripley!

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Chloe and Beau Vignes thought their pregnancy was fairly normal, until Chloe’s 30-week prenatal check-up, when they found out their son – Baby Ripley – was not on track for growth. Two weeks later, at the 32-week appointment, Chloe’s doctor performed an ultrasound and announced Chloe needed to be admitted right away. Baby Ripley was not stable, his heartbeat was not strong, and the doctor was concerned about his lung development. That very night, Chloe’s doctors decided she needed an emergency C-section. Ripley was born weighing only 2 lbs., 10 oz. and 15 inches long.

“I watched the nurses working,” says Beau, “and I could sense the tension in the air. Then, I breathed a sigh of relief when one of the nurses started dancing.”

Ripley emerged crying, which made the team instantly relieved, given the concern over his lung development. Ripley was immediately transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of The Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart in one of the hospital’s neonatal transport ambulances.

“It’s hard to imagine what we would have done without the NICU,” says Beau. “They were extremely accommodating and supportive as we were dealing with a brand new experience and challenge in our lives.”
Ripley stayed in the NICU for 28 days before he was discharged home.

“Our experience at Sacred Heart was remarkable,” says Chloe. “They just welcomed us with loving arms. They are still a part of our family today. We still do a lot with the NICU to support the current NICU families who are in the same situation that we were.”

Today, Ripley is a healthy and happy little boy, excited to start kindergarten! He loves drawing, soccer and T-ball.

Help us win $50,000 and Vote for Miracles at voteformiracles.org Nov. 28 – Dec. 19!

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