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Monday Miracle Story: Garrett Heisinger

As part of our “Monday Miracle Story” series, we will introduce you to some amazing UC Davis Children’s Hospital patients, both past and present. Their families graciously agreed to share their journeys to help underscore the importance of donating to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals so critical treatments, health care services, pediatric medical equipment, research and education can continue.

Garrett was your typical fourth grade boy with tons of energy. Nothing could keep him down. But then, all of a sudden, Garrett was tired. All. The. Time.

What was thought to be a lingering flu turned out to be something neither Garrett nor his parents could imagine – cancer. Meet Garrett and watch his miracle story.

How donations help kids like Garrett: CMN donations help fund the UC Davis Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department, offering pediatric patients and their families critical support – from bonding activities in the NICU, medical play dolls to explain medical needs to siblings, art and music therapy and dedicated spaces for patients to visit and play.

This Miracle Story brought to you by ABC10 and ACE Hardware: Since becoming a Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals partner in 1991, Ace Hardware has raised more than $64 million for local Children’ s Miracle Network Hospitals across the country. This success stems from the creative fundraising efforts of the Ace Hardware Foundation and the generous contributions of Ace retailers, Ace customers, vendor partners and Ace team members.

Participating Ace retailers support their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital each year through many national programs; “Ace Cares for Kids” Icon Campaign, Blue CMN Bucket Promotion, Change Canister’s, Change Round-Up, World’s Finest Chocolate Candy Program and CMN Ornament Sales to raise funds locally. Ace Corporation, Retailers and Ace Retail Support Centers host a number of regional fundraising events each year ranging from 5K’s, motorcycle charity rides, golf outings, barbeque events and employee sales.

The Ace Hardware Foundation also hosts a number of major fundraising events each year. Two of Ace’s largest fundraisers include the annual Ace Hardware Foundation Vendor Golf Outing, the largest event of its kind in the Chicago area, and the annual Ace Celebrity Golf Shootout.