Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® at Gundersen
Your donation allows us to provide medical treatment and equipment to children in our 25-county service area, regardless of where they receive care. With your help, miracles are possible.
Creating miracles to change the future
CMN Hospitals at Gundersen helps children fight diseases and injuries that no one should face alone. Our mission is simple: we treat the whole child regardless of the family's ability to pay. Generous donations from people like you offer hope and fund our life-saving care and special services, medical equipment, innovative research and financial support for families when they need it. After all, we know that if we change kids' health, we can change the future.
We know a child’s illness can be overwhelming. We also know managing the condition can be expensive. CMN Hospitals is here to provide support for families with children facing illness, trauma and disability. We help families living in our 25-county service area, no matter where they receive care. We help provide support that is otherwise unavailable for equipment, services, technology, camps and more. We do not fund items or services covered by insurance or other social programs. Requests are subject to an income and expense assessment. Let’s see how we can help your family by reviewing our instructions on how to apply for a grant. For questions about grants, call (608) 775-5247 or email [email protected].
The power of philanthropy
- 72kids visit a member hospital every minute
- 23million dollars raised locally since 1986
- 43%of donations provide direct support to patients
Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Miracle Gala
Donations to our 2023 Miracle Gala raised a record-setting $102,000 to make miracles happen for local children who need special medical care. Give now to create miracles or join us for the upcoming Miracle Gala on April 12 at the Cargill Room in downtown La Crosse. Ticket sales open in early 2024.
Our CMN Hospitals Heroes
Each year, 5 local families champion our work by sharing their stories of strength with you. Thanks to donors like you, we've supported these kids and their families on their journeys through cancer, medical complexities, premature birth and more. They’re our Heroes – and they’ll be yours, too. Give kids every chance to be a kid. Put your money where the miracles are by donating now.
Trey & Brynleigh, Hillsboro, Wis.
Even the biggest miracles start small. Trey weighed less than 2 pounds when he arrived 16 weeks early. Brynleigh arrived 2 years later, but earlier than expected at 27 weeks. During those early days, CMN Hospitals was there. The micro-preemies spent their first few months of life under the skilled care of our NICU team, growing into the Heroes they are today.
Eduardo, Onalaska, Wis.
Eduardo’s unexplained shortness of breath led to a devastating diagnosis: the elementary schooler had Leukemia. He entered remission after a successful round of chemotherapy, but his battle wasn’t over. The cancer returned. Eduardo fought back with another round of chemotherapy and CMN Hospitals at his side. Today, he’s an active teenager living without cancer. He’s a Hero.
Charlie, Viola, Wis.
As Charlie grew from infant to toddler, his parents noticed a delay in his motor skills. He didn't have as much muscle tone and struggled with balance when he began walking. A genome sequencing test revealed Emery-Dreifuss Muscular Dystrophy. CMN Hospitals was there through it all and Charlie still visits our specialists with a level of determination that makes him a Hero.
Amanda, Houston, Minn.
Genetic testing led Amanda’s parents to Gundersen, where they discovered their children were 2 of only 1,000 FoxG1 Syndrome cases worldwide. Amanda and brother Jared experienced the same physical and cognitive challenges until Jared lost his fight in 2021. With the support of CMN Hospitals, Amanda fights for both of them. She’s Jared’s hero. She’s our Hero, too.
‘On your side when you really need them’
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