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Renown Children’s Hospital Announces 2024 Children’s Miracle Network Champion Child

Renown Children’s Hospital and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH) are pleased to announce that Shaylie Edwards will be returning as the 2024 Champion Child. In 2019, on Shaylie’s last day of preschool, she and her sister went to the park to play. That playful afternoon changed dramatically when she was struck by a car when she and her father were crossing the street. A gentleman in the park leapt in to assist and checked her pulse. He began chest compressions as her mother rushed to her side and performed mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. The first responders arrived quickly and took Shaylie to Renown Children’s Hospital. She was admitted to the Wilbur D. May Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Renown Children’s Hospital and stayed there for two and half months.

Shaylie suffered a broken neck in two places, a broken jaw in two places, a fractured sacrum, a broken femur, and three small brain bleeds. Shaylie’s prognosis was uncertain and due to her brain bleeds, her family had to wait several days to see if the bleeding would subside. Fortunately, she made it through! Despite having remaining complications from her traumatic brain injury, Shaylie was able to go home after all broken bones had healed. Today, Shaylie is eight years old and she continues to make progress through rehabilitation services.

You can learn more about Shaylie’s story by clicking on this link: Shaylie’s Edwards Story

Renown Children’s Hospital is one of 170 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in the United States and Canada. Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals raises funds that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment, and charitable care. Shaylie and her family will be appearing at various community events, to share her inspiring story.

How You Can Help

Donations made to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals helped to purchase cutting-edge technology and pediatric programs that supported Shaylie. Renown Health Foundation partners with local businesses and community members who organize CMNH or private fundraising events that support all the young patients who receive care at Renown Children’s Hospital and one hundred percent of these fund stay local! We are currently raising funds to support the Renown Children’s Hospital Endowment, ensuring that children receive the care they need close to home.

Donate Today

Every donation, whether big or small, makes a difference. Join us in keeping pediatric care local for kids like Shaylie. Your support fuels the advancements and programs that change lives. To donate, visit