MIRACLE MAKERS: KEEPING IT LOCAL
Written by Gobi Moore on October 12, 2017
Miracle Makers is a series of 30 stories from Walmart and Sam’s Club associates to celebrate the companies’ 30th anniversary of fundraising for CMN Hospitals
For nearly 27 years, Shannon Brents has loved doing all she can for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. But she had no idea when she started as a Walmart associate that her efforts would hit so close to home.
“Five years after I started working at Walmart, my niece was born three months early. She only weighed two pounds, and spent the next four months in the NICU at St Rose Domincan Hospital. With help from CMN Hospitals, our local children’s hospital stepped in and provided so much help, like all the medical equipment.”
Now an Assistant Training Facilitator at the Walmart Academy, you’ll find Shannon helping out at local fundraisers like BBQs, potlucks, carnivals, and craft fairs. But the event closest to her heart, is the NICU party — a celebration for former critical condition babies and their families, who’ve “graduated” from intensive care.
Shannon is most impressed by the direct impact CMN Hospitals has on her hometown. “ It’s one of my favorite charities,” she says. “One hundred percent of the donations we gather go to our local hospital, and it stays local. I really love that it helps our own community.”
St. Rose Dominican Hospitals located in Henderson, NV
St. Rose Dominican Hospitals promotes wholeness of body, mind and spirit for all its patients. The pediatrics unit is staffed with caring physicians and nurses, whose goal is to make children and their families feel comfortable. The unit is catered to kids with a playroom, the award-winning Kids Korner Grocery, and private rooms, each one with a private bathroom and full accommodations for one family member to stay 24-hours a day.