Giving back is a priority in the RE/MAX® culture.
We are passionate about our partnership with Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. All across North America, the RE/MAX network is actively making a difference in their local communities by volunteering, donating money and ultimately, changing lives. Since 1992, RE/MAX agents have helped CMN Hospitals support millions of kids each year.
RE/MAX of Michigan is continuing this support in 2022 during our Regional Conference with the RCMNH22K Challenge. RE/MAX of Michigan challenges you, RE/MAX Affiliates, to raise $22,000 for CMN today. The Region will match the first ten donors who contribute $1,200 for a total match of $12,000! All $1,200 donations will receive an invitation for one individual to attend a suite party at Comerica Park during a Detroit Tigers baseball game. But wait... there's more! Our RE/MAX of Michigan Balloon Events Team will gift a balloon flight to the donor who makes the largest donation during this challenge. With so many reasons to give, don't miss out on making your donation for the kids today!
By funding children's hospitals, we can transform how we meet the urgent needs brought on by COVID-19, while also maintaining an exceptional standard of care and preventing and preparing for health challenges to come.
When we change kids' health, we change the future - for all of us.
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On December 2, 2020, Kimberlie Wright rushed her seven-year-old daughter, Charlie Lash, to Hurley’s Pediatric Emergency Department. Charlie had a full body scan and although all signs pointed to appendicitis, nothing showed up. Her COVID test came back negative. The doctors thought it was wise to admit her. They were right.
Within a few days, Charlie developed a rash on her little finger that rapidly spread across her entire body within hours. She couldn’t move her neck. Her condition deteriorated rapidly. A spinal tap was performed. Meningitis was ruled out, as was Kawasaki Disease. Surprisingly, another COVID swab showed antibodies. How could this be? Apparently, Charlie was asymptomatic for COVID-19 just before December and no one knew.
Hurley doctors diagnosed Charlie with MIS-C (multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children), which is a rare but serious complication associated with COVID-19. It was first identified in children’s hospitals in the United States and the United Kingdom in April, 2020. MIS-C is a condition where different parts of the child’s body become inflamed. The inflammation can limit blood flow, damaging the heart, kidneys, and other organs.
After nine long days at Hurley, Charlie was discharged. However, this was not the end of her journey. Life for the second grader was filled with doctors appointments. Dr. Nancy Cutler, Pediatric Cardiologist; Dr. Shannon Dennis, Pediatric Neuropsychologist; and Dr. Yaseen Rafee, Infectious Disease Specialist; each played an important role in Charlie’s life.
Both Kimberlie and Charlie’s dad, Joseph, are grateful to the medical team at Hurley as well as the Child Life Specialists who made such a difference. Today, this bright little girl is back to being the “light” in her world. She’s a whiz at math and enjoys arts and crafts again.
Without a doubt, Charlie is truly a miracle!
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