Having a child is priceless. You will do anything for that child to help them be happy. When they get sick or have health problems, ther are two ways to look at things – be sorry for yourself – or look at the situation like Josh Miller did (featured in a special episosde of “Bet on YourBaby”) and do your best, help others, and be grateful for what you have. This amazing little boy has done so much with his life and he is only 5. He has amazing and supportive parents and their story is so touching.
The new show “Bet On Your Baby” features toddlers ages 2-5 competing against themselves in a series of tasks/activities. You will want to tune in on June 14 to watch the special Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals episode featuring Josh Miller and his parents Laura and Michael. During this episode – there will be a twitter party and every time someone uses the #LuvsBOYB hashtag, a Luvs diaper will be donated to CMN Hospitals! This is such a great way to pay it forward!
Here is more about Josh and his story:
Josh is 5 and was born without tibiae in his legs. He has prosthetic legs and has already had multiple surgeries in his young life, including heart surgery. He has done appearances and interviews for Children’s Hospital LA.
Excerpt from a local news story about Josh:
Keeping up with Joshua Miller isn’t easy, neither is keeping him down. Like the little engine that could, Josh never ever backs down from a challenge. It’s hard to imagine this strong little boy was at one time so fragile. His mom Laura was told during pregnancy Josh would be different. His condition: “Werner’s Mesomaliac Dysplasia With Hirshprungs. It’s quite a mouthful,” Laura tells me.
Josh was born with multiple challenges inside and out. His most obvious difference: no tibias. There was no bone connecting his knees to his feet, and he didn’t pop out with 10 fingers and toes. “Our son actually had 26 digits all together because he had 7 digits on each foot and 6 digits on each hand,” Laura explains.
“I’ve almost been through 8 surgeries. One was very difficult, Uhm heart surgery. I almost died, but i lived through it.” Josh remembers.
At Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Cardiologist Jackie Szmuszkovicz explains Josh was born with a defect that blocked blood flow, between his lungs and his heart. Now that he’s recovered from open heart surgery, she marvels at how active he is today, “To me that’s the most important sign that his heart is doing well.
Laura still remembers living with the fear of all that could go wrong. Why didn’t it? “He hasn’t learned to feel sorry for himself. Hasn’t learned to be downtrodden,” she says.
On the contrary, Josh sees himself as a role model. He’s already competed in 3 triathalons to raise money for the Challenged Athlete Foundation., and he often meets with new amputees to showing them all that he’s learned to do.
For more about Josh’s story: http://www.myfoxla.com/story/21483630/inspiring-4-year-old-boy-is-a-hero#ixzz2xs9J04CS
TWITTER PARTY INFO:
This is really important and the best thing, is that you can jump in and help! For every use of the hashtag #LuvsBOYB, Luvs will donate 1 diaper to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (up to 10,000 diapers). Tweeting is easy and if we all work together we can make this happen!
Join in June 14th, 8-9pm EDT
The twitter party is at the same time as the special #Bet On Your Baby” Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals episode airing so you can watch it and tweet for a great cause. Since this is to try and get as many diapers as we can for Children’s Miracle Network, there are no prizes for the fans, rather we will be helping give back by using the hashtag #LuvsBOYB and getting 1 diaper donated every time you use it.
You can find out more about Luvs and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals here:
http://www.luvsdiapers.com – Luvs Main Site
https://www.facebook.com/luvsdiapers – Luvs on Facebook
https://twitter.com/luvs – Luvs on Twitter
http://www.CMNHospitals.org – Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Main Site
https://twitter.com/CMNHospitals – @CMNHospitals on Twitter
https://www.facebook.com/cmnhospitals – CMN Hospitals on Facebook
“This post was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Luvs. I was compensated for my participation in this campaign, but all opinions are 100% mine.”