12/06/2007


Ohio Valley Children and Families Star on WTOV’s “Hometown Celebration” for WVU Children’s Hospital

Program Airs Live Monday from Oblebay Resort

Camdyn Bachman of Wheeling was 15 weeks early and weighed only one pound, seven ounces when she was born at WVU Children’s Hospital two years ago.   Her miracle story will be one of many highlighted during the WVU Children’s Hospital “Hometown Celebration” Monday, Dec. 10, from 7-8 p.m. at Oglebay Resort and Conference Center in Wheeling. 

WTOV Channel 9 news anchors Eric Minor and Allison Latos will host the live celebration from Wilson Lodge. 

 

Camdyn was selected as the Children’s Miracle Network’s Champion Child in West Virginia for 2008.  Children’s Hospitals around the country nominate a patient from their hospital for the honor, and each year Children’s Miracle Network selects one child from every state to serve as a Champion Child. 

Camdyn spent three months at WVU Children’s Hospital when she was born.  At two years old, she is now a healthy young girl who keeps her parents on their feet. 

“She doesn’t like to sit still too long, that’s for sure.  She’s always on the go,” said mother, Erin Bachman. 

camdyn’s parents are grateful for the care their daughter received at WVU Children’s Hospital.

“I honestly think that without them, she wouldn’t be here,” said father, Toby Bachman.

During the television program, donations to WVU Children’s Hospital will be accepted at Oglebay Resort.  TV viewers may call in pledges to WTOV news reporters who will answer the phones.

Donations support WVU Children’s Hospital programs, including newborn and pediatric critical care, neurosurgery, cardiac surgery and cancer treatment. Donations are also used to help purchase specialized medical equipment that is used in the treatment of infants, children and high-risk mothers-to-be at WVU Children’s Hospital.

WVU Children’s Hospital provides care in several pediatric specialty areas, including nationally recognized programs for the medical and surgical management of congenital heart disease, and neurological problems.

For more information on Children’s Hospital, visit www.wvukids.com.

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For more information:
Emily Corio, HSC News Service, (304) 293-7087
corioe@wvuh.com
ec: 12-05-06

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