Boston Children’s Hospital Hosts “A Night of Milagros” para Niños” on Saturday, September 18. The fundraiser event will feature Latino performers and patient stories and will make its television debut on Telemundo Boston at 6 p.m., on NBC10 Boston at 7:30 p.m. and again on September 25 at 7:30 p.m. on NECN .
The Milagros para Niños (Miracles for Children) initiative, led by the Latino Advisory Council of the Boston Children’s Hospital Trust, aims to improve the health and well-being of Latino children in New England and around the world.
“For families of sick children who urgently need answers, Boston Children’s Hospital is a beacon of hope,” said Keri Campiola, senior director of Signature Events at Boston Children’s Hospital. “That hope knows no bounds and shines far beyond the confines of our own New England community. Through Milagros para Niños, we can reach the Latino families who need our expertise and care, as well as drive research that helps answer some of the most challenging pediatric health questions.”
In addition to costs not covered by insurance, interpreters who have to break through communication barriers, and families who arrive at the hospital only clothed, many families urgently need supplies, guidance and support. The Milagros para Niños program raises funds, raises awareness of Boston Children’s Hospital in the Latino community, and advocates for the care of children from local communities and all Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries.
Since 2009, Milagros para Niños has raised more than $10 million for community health programs, groundbreaking research and hospital-wide life-saving patient care, including $4.1 million going directly to local and international Latino patient families.
“After my son Oton’s tumor was misdiagnosed by his local doctor in Mexico, he began to lose mobility in his arms. We desperately searched for answers and luckily found Boston Children’s Hospital, where they diagnosed him with cancer,” says Andres Porres. “After a long journey, Oton has regained his mobility and now walks alone. We are so grateful for the support that Milagros para Niños has given us along the way and are eternally grateful.”
“A Night of Milagros para Niños” celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month and features a performance by award-winning local Latina singer Amanda Mena, along with inspiring patient stories.
Interested parties are encouraged to tune in to the broadcast and donate to the program at the following link: http://bostonchildrens.org/paraninos