Although it's the holiday season and many would like
to be at home with family.
some children are tied up in a hospital bed...
In an effort to make their holiday just as bright.
the Children's Miracle Network at Gundersen Health
System collects gifts throughout the year.
Then during the whole month of December, they deliver
the gifts to the kids in the pediatric department.
Instead of purchasing gifts for cousins, aunts and
uncles every year, one family in La Crosse has been
donating presents to the children at the hospital
for four years now.
-no matter your income is, or how your holidays are
going, if you have children in the hospital during
these times it's very difficult
Because of the outpouring support from the community,
the Children's Miracle Network has developed a year-long
wishlist where people can donate gifts all year long.
-all year long we receive some wonderful gifts from
coats from knitting blankets and hats, to buying gifts
like things we need to help treat the kids the best
way we can
Not only does the Children's Miracle Network collect
holiday gifts, they also collect specialty gifts,
like birthday presents, just in case a kid has to
spend their birthday in the hospital.