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Area children to be featured on Children's Miracle Network TV celebration

Children from West Fargo, Horace, and the surrounding region will be featured during the 26th annual Children's Miracle Network television celebration Saturday, June 5.

Locally, the celebration will take place from 2:30-10 p.m. at the Little Country Theatre at North Dakota State University, and at MeritCare Children's Hospital. It will air on KVLY-TV 11 (from 2:30-7 p.m.) and KXJB-TV 4 (from 7-10 p.m.).

The celebration will show the core of MeritCare Children's Hospital. Children who have suffered serious health battles and their families will share stories of how they have benefited from this state-of-the-art facility.

  Some of the West Fargo-area children to be interviewed and featured live during the broadcast include: Keith Worthington, West Fargo, 5-5:30 p.m.; Jade Hewson, Horace, N.D., 6-6:30 p.m.; Evan Krogen, West Fargo, 6-6:30 p.m.; Brody Stahm, West Fargo, 7-7:30 p.m.; and Maggie Dick, West Fargo, 7-7:30 p.m.

Children's Miracle Network is an international non-profit organization dedicated to helping children by raising funds and awareness for 170 children's hospitals throughout North American; MeritCare Children's Hospital is a CMN hospital. Each year these non-profit hospitals treat more than 17 million children afflicted with diseases, injuries and birth defects of every kind.

With more than 45 physicians and 200 pediatric nurses, therapists and other staff, MeritCare Children's Hospital includes a 22-bed Pediatric Unit, a six-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, and a 33-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The hospital is a specially designed, child-friendly facility with state-of-the-art technology and pediatric medical treatments that benefit hundreds of child every year throughout the region. 

All money raised locally will benefit kids being treated at MeritCare Children's Hospital - funds will be used for medical equipment, child and family support programs, education programs and more.

Donations can be made June 5, from 2:30-10 p.m. by calling 701-231-1100.