Miracle Treat Day

THANK YOU FOR HELPING LOCAL KIDS ON MIRACLE TREAT DAY, Children’s Miracle Networks Hospitals ® At participating DQ ® Locations. Oreo is a registered trademark of Mondelēz International Group. Used under license. Trademark owned by Am. DQ Corp © 2017 THANK YOU FOR HELPING LOCAL KIDS ON MIRACLE TREAT DAY, Children’s Miracle Networks Hospitals ® At participating DQ ® Locations. Oreo is a registered trademark of Mondelēz International Group. Used under license. Trademark owned by Am. DQ Corp © 2017

Thank you Fans!

Our Fans are amazing.  On Thursday, August 10th, for every Blizzard® Treat sold, net proceeds were donated by your local participating DQ®store to local Children’s Miracle Network® member hospitals.  This would not have been possible without our loyal DQ Fans.  Thank you for making 2017 our most successful year yet!

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Miracle Stories

4,900 children visit a Children’s Miracle Network member hospital each day.  Some are battling cancer.  Some are suffering from a traumatic injury.  Others require constant care because they were born too early, or with a genetic disease.  Regardless of why the kids are there, Children’s Miracle Network member hospitals always have their doors open.  Meet a few great kids helped by Children’s Miracle Network member hospitals.  Click on the image of one of the Miracle Children to read their full story.

Ava – Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation

When Ava’s mom Selina was only 18 weeks pregnant they found out, through an ultrasound, that their baby would be born with Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congentia, a condition in which the joints become permanently fixed in a bent or straightened position. For Ava, this condition is quite severe. The joints of her arms, hands, elbows, wrists, legs, knees and ankles are some of the areas that have been affected, allowing her very limited mobility.
Ava is a very determined and strong little girl. Her parents were told that she may never walk, but after four surgeries and with custom orthotics on her feet, Ava decided one day that she wanted to walk. So she did — a day of celebration for Ava, her family, and all that know her.

Émile - Opération Enfant Soleil (OES)

“When Émile was born, he had a very low oxygen level. Twelve hours later, a medical team came into the room with our baby in the warmth of an incubator: we knew that something was wrong.

The cardiologist told us about Émile’s pathology and was reassuring, but we understood that our son would have a difficult start in life. He was a carrier of tetralogy of Fallot, a congenital heart defect characterized by four heart abnormalities. Our son had surgeries at four days old, then at six, eight and eleven months old.
In 2013, Émile had to undergo a fifth surgery. The operation, which was a success, was done in the Opération Enfant Soleil hybrid room for cardiac interventions at the CHU Sainte-Justine. Thanks to your support, medical teams have access to cutting-edge equipment and perform miracles — it’s extraordinary.”
—Catherine Johnson and Donald Beauchamp, Émile’s parents

Grace - SickKids

Grace has been battling the odds since birth. She was born with osteogenesis imperfecta, a rare disease that leaves her brittle bones as breakable as glass.
Fortunately, Grace had the Metabolic Bone Health Unit at SickKids on her side. The multidisciplinary team assembled to combat Grace’s brittle-bone disease by implanting metal rods and delivering intravenous treatments to help strengthen her bones.
Grace’s journey isn’t over but, with the SickKids team and our community in her corner, Grace is gaining ground every day.

Logan - Children’s Health Foundation (London)

First time mom, Becky, never anticipated that her newborn son would be faced with a rare condition that put his life in danger. However, when Logan was unable to pass any stool for more than 48 hours, the critical care team at Children’s Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre had to act quickly to protect him from the life-threatening risks of his newly diagnosed Hirschsprung disease. Before he turned one, Logan required two significant bowel surgeries to remedy his painful condition.
When Logan was one and a half years old, his symptoms returned — his stomach ballooned and he became irritated and unable to go to the bathroom. To lessen the severity of his condition, Logan now visits Children’s Hospital every 10 weeks to receive Botox injections so he can enjoy a more comfortable life. For now, it appears 7-year-old Logan’s therapy may be a lifelong reality for Becky’s “little trooper.”

DQ and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals: Putting Money Where the Miracles Are

Since 1984, DQ and Children’s Miracle Network member hospitals have partnered to provide life-saving treatments to kids from across the U.S. and Canada.  To date, more than $125 million has been raised through donations from DQ Fans and franchisees, all of which stays local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care.

DQ and Children's Miracle Network: Putting Money Where the Miracles Are!

For more than 10 years, the DQ system has celebrated Miracle Treat Day.  Thanks to the generosity of local DQ stores and our Fans, over $2 million will be donated to Children’s Miracle Network member hospitals across Canada.  These donations help provide support for nearly 5,000 children that receive medical care every day.

Find out why children's hospitals need community support, identify your local hospital and learn how you can Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are at: ChildrensMiracleNetwork.ca and facebook.com/ChildrensMiracleNetworkCanada
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Children's Miracle Network® Member Hospitals

Miracle Treat Day in the U.S. was held on Thursday, July 27th