Kapiolani CMN Partner Celebration now on video, new marketing materials available

on "May 19, 2021 11:17 am"

A celebration of fundraising success marked Kapiolani Children's Miracle Network’s Partner Celebration 2021. Kapiolani Children’s Miracle Network Program Director Colette Forcier hosted the Zoom event on April 22 that highlighted partner organizations, including Hawaii’s Credit Unions for Kids.

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Your League continues to encourage credit unions to raise funds for Kapiolani Children’s Miracle Network. Since 1998, Hawaii’s Credit Unions for Kids has raised over $1.5 million – 100 percent of which stays in Hawaii to benefit children served by Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children and Wilcox Memorial Hospital.

Please visit the updated Kapiolani Children’s Miracle Network landing page on our website. There you will find downloadable marketing materials to help your credit union have a successful fundraiser.

“Thank you to all our partners and programs for your continued dedication to patients and families treated at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children,” Forcier said.

The event also featured Children’s Miracle Network 2021 Champion Haumea Friel. During her 18-week prenatal appointment, Kainoa Friel and her husband, Calen, received unexpected news. Their unborn daughter, Haumea, had a birth defect called proximal femoral focal deficiency (PFFD), a condition that leads to one leg being shorter than the other.

The 6-year-old has undergone more than 10 surgeries at Kapi’olani Medical Center for Women & Children. Haumea’s last surgery was a 16-hour procedure called rotationplasty. This complex surgery rotates the lower leg, enabling the foot to function like a knee that can be fitted for a prosthesis.

Haumea continues to take giant leaps forward in her recovery process. “She got her prosthetic leg and named it ‘Sparkle,’” Kainoa says. “Haumea is proud of who she is. She is one of the strongest people I know.”

Haumea’s positivity and unstoppable attitude make her a remarkable role model. She’s a true champion.

A recording of the Partner Celebration 2021 is available now.