Saving lives a worthy cause

Published 10:01 am Friday, May 30, 2014

It’s a staggering statistic that 62 children enter a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital for treatment every minute.

That’s roughly one child every second.

Every second, a little girl or boy begins the fight against cancer or a traumatic injury. Every second, a baby battles prematurity or a genetic disease.

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For many parents who have sick children, the financial burden coupled with emotional strain is almost too much to bear.

But thankfully, the Children’s Miracle Network never turns away a child for a family’s inability to afford the cost of life-saving medical care.

But the only way the nonprofit organization can accomplish that mission is through donations and pledge drives.

A couple of South Point residents are doing their part to support the organization by raising funds through Extra Life, a 24-hour gaming marathon. Although the event isn’t until October, Adam Kipp and Brice Barnett have set a $1,000 goal and are raising money through a raffle at Saturday’s Tri-State Comic Con at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington.

The two will have a booth at the comic con, called the Standard Nerds, and all donations are tax deductible.

Helping to save the lives of children couldn’t be a more worthy cause and we hope the Tri-State community will support these two men in surpassing their goal.