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Patient of The Children’s Hospital at Providence chosen as Alaska’s Children’s Miracle Network champion

ANCHORAGE, AK – Paige Galloway, 11, has been chosen as the Alaska Champion in the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Champions program.
Every year, the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Champions program identifies a child with a remarkable medical story from each state. These champions serve as ambassadors for the 17 million children treated at Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals annually. The champions and their families will travel to Washington, D.C., and Orlando, Fla., in October to highlight the vital work of children’s hospitals.
Paige first became a patient of Providence when she was born there and spent time in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit.
In 2010, at the age of 9, Paige was admitted to the hospital for an emergency appendectomy. She had a ruptured and severely abscessed appendix that required emergency surgery. During her recovery she faced one setback after another. A second abscess developed in her abdomen, requiring another surgery to remove it. She had swelling in her intestines that prevented her from digesting food or water, so she couldn’t eat or drink for nearly three weeks. She struggled with a stomach tube and vomiting. And, to make matters worse, Paige’s surgical incision did not heal properly and had to be reopened and treated for a week before it was closed again. After spending more than three weeks at the hospital and never complaining once, Paige was able to go home.
Now recovered, Paige is a sweet, sensitive, straight-A student who loves to dance jazz and ballet, sing in her school choir, and write short stories.
Event details:
Who: Page Galloway, patient of The Children’s Hospital at Providence
        Marty Howard, Walmart manager
        A member of The Children’s Hospital at Providence Advisory Council
What: Alaska’s 2011 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Champion presentation
When: 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 24
Where: Walmart, 8900 Old Seward Highway, Anchorage, AK
As proud sponsors of the Children's Miracle Netwrok Champions program, Walmart and Sam's Club invite the community to come celebrate Paige at a special launch on Tuesday, May 24 at 9:30 a.m. at Walmart, 8900 Old Seward Highway.
About The Children’s Hospital at Providence
Located within Providence Alaska Medical Center, The Children’s Hospital at Providence functions as a hospital within a hospital. The Children’s Hospital is known for its outstanding NICU, PICU and Maternity Center. The 100-bed inpatient facility offers family-centered care in every area of pediatric medicine and onsite clinics, including neurological development, urology, endocrinology, orthopedics, genetics, cystic fibrosis, a subspecialty clinic and a center for special needs.​