Child Survivors Share Secrets WithPresident Bush

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WASHINGTON - (03/27/06) – A teenager who survived agroundbreaking double-lung and liver transplant, two young brotherswho overcame leukemia, and a 10-year-old who lived through aserious shotgun injury, all shared their survival stories at theWhite House during a visit last week with President Bush, courtesyof the CO-OP Network, on behalf of the credit union movement. Childsurvivors from all 50 states exchanged their heartbreaking storiesin the nation’s Capital during a series the Children’sMiracle Network’s Champions Across America. The purpose ofthe young ambassadors was to share the message that their lives arebetter because of the work of children’s hospitals. Themeeting with the President was one of a series of events organizedby the favorite credit union charity, which also included a a tripto Disney World for the production of the annual Children’sMiracle Network Celebration. “As a long-time supporter ofChildren’s Miracle Network, CO-OP Network is excited to helpthese 50 courageous kids celebrate their triumph overadversity,” stated Stan Hollen, president of the creditunion-owned network. The credit union community raised more than $8million last year for the nationwide charity, and has raised morethan $30 million to aid critically ill children and help buildpediatric medical facilities over the past eight years.

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