Introducing

DQ Roosevelt's
2018 Miracle Kid

Madeline, Age 3, York PA

 Madeline, Age 3, was saved by Penn State Children's Hospital when she was run over by a car. CMN was there for every moment caring for her, her family, equipment and funding research. 

Madeline, Age 3, was saved by Penn State Children's Hospital when she was run over by a car. CMN was there for every moment caring for her, her family, equipment and funding research. 

Life can change in an instant. It certainly did for Madeline. On October 27, 2015 Madeline’s babysitter accidentally forgot to put Madeline in the car and backed the car over her. Madeline was flown by Life Lion to Penn State Children’s Hospital where she was diagnosed with lacerations to her lungs, kidney, and liver and multiple pelvic and foot fractures. She spent eight days in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. After just a few days at home, she was readmitted for an infection and needed a chest tube placed to receive antibiotics.

Today, Madeline is doing well! She is back to walking and jumping and no longer needs physical therapy. She loves Sesame Street, especially Cookie Monster. She is so excited to participate in 2018 Blizzard Run. Madeline loves Blizzards – M&M Blizzards are her favorite.

Madeline is proof that accidents happen, but so do miracles!

Donations to Children’s Miracle Network support equipment, research and programs to give kids like Madeline the #GiftofGrowingUp. Thank you!

 

Over $125,000 for kids in York... so far. 

In 2013 we started to see how much our customers in York were willing to join us in helping kids. For the next two years we saw a lot of growth and support for our annual "Miracle Treat Day" where we donate 100% of all our Blizzard sales to kids, each year growing more and more.  In 2016 we decided to start a 5k Run/Walk called, "Blizzard Run" and since then our community giving has grown enormously each year.  In 2016, we were the 3rd highest Dairy Queen to raise money for CMN and in 2017 we were the 2nd highest. Our goal isn't to be number 1, our goal is to raise as much money for kids who need it.  

 

How much we raised year over year

 
 

Real kids, right here in central PA, who are living miracles. 

 
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De'Shaun, Harrisburg

De'Shaun with born with numerous health conditions and had just a 10 percent chance to live.  Today, he's doing great and is a miracle!
 

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Emma, Elizabethtown

Emma was born deaf at 27 weeks. She heard for the first time at age two after two surgeries and now loves to sing and play the drums.

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Everest, Elizabethtown

Everest was born at 29 weeks and faced breathing difficulties, holes in his heart and a brain bleed.  Today, he's doing great and is a miracle!

Jack, Columbia

Jack was born at 28 weeks with heart and lung issues and feeding difficulties. Today, he's doing great and is a miracle!

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Mason, Newmanstown

Mason's heart stopped at birth. He was flown by Life Lion to Penn State Children's Hospital to receive life-saving care. 

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Mia, Shippensburg

Mia collapsed at a swim meet. She had suffered a brain hemorrhage and needed surgery and many weeks of rehabilitation to walk and talk again.

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Savannah, Hummelstown

Savannah has gastroparesis, a condition that does not allow the stomach to empty. She has endured feeding tubes and frequent hospitalizations. 

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Scarlett, Elizabethtown

Scarlett was a micro-preemie born at 26 weeks. She needed a g-tube for nutrition and underwent several surgeries for heart and lung issues. Today, she's doing great and is a miracle!

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Vinnie, Palmyra

Vinnie was born at 29 weeks, and weighed 1 pound 15 ounces. He ultimately needed an intestinal transplant and continues to receive follow-up care.

It all started when…

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