Meet a Champion

2011 Children's
Miracle Network Hospitals
Kansas Champion:
Chance Armstrong

Age: 5

Hometown: Andover, Kan.

Challenges: Premature birth
resulting in developmental delays and
chronic heart, kidney and
lung conditions


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Jill Bosley
Director of Development
CMN Hospitals
at Via Christi Health
723 N. McLean, Suite 310
Wichita, KS 67203 


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Meet Chance Armstrong, a real Champion!

Chance Armstrong, a 5-year-old who lives in Andover, Kan., has been named the 2011 Kansas Champion for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. As the Kansas Champion, he and his mother, Lainie, will help spread the word about the countless children and families — like theirs —  helped by CMN Hospitals.

Chance was born 12 weeks premature and spent his first three months in a neonatal intensive care unit. His doctors feared he might be blind, deaf or mentally disabled,
be unable to use his arms, and suffer from chronic lung, kidney and heart problems.

But Chance proved to be a fighter, and while he didn't walk until he was 3, he has slowly but steadily beaten the odds of his multiple chronic conditions. Weekly therapy  — including therapeutic horseback riding funded by Children's Miracle Network Hospitals at Via Christi Health — has helped Chance grow into an active, happy little boy.

CMN Hospitals helps sick and injured children and their families in 64 south-central and western Kansas counties, by providing direct medical assistance for needs not covered by insurance:  travel costs to see specialists, prescriptions, medical equipment, and more.

CMN Hospitals works in partnership with a network of six regional Kansas hospitals and foundations: St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City, Central Kansas Medical Center Foundation in Great Bend, Salina Regional Health Center in Salina, William Newton Healthcare Foundation in Winfield, Via Christi Hospitals in Wichita, and Hays Medical Center in Hays.

CMN Hospitals is here to help Kansas kids

If you'd like to help CMN Hospitals help others — or if your child needs our help, call us at 316-946-5020.




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