Saturday, June 6, 2015

Janeway Telethon 2015

This weekend is the 31st Annual Janeway Children's Miracle Network Telethon.

 Broadcasting on NTV
Saturday, June 6 @ 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. and
Sunday, June 7 @ 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Live streaming on

More than just a hospital, the Janeway is a second home to many children and families from all over Newfoundland and Labrador. The Janeway Children’s Hospital has been a huge part of our lives. Through Brennen’s many surgeries and therapy appointments, check-ups and admissions, we have had more visits than we can count. We are extremely thankful for the high standard of care that Brennen has received, and continues to receive, at the Janeway. The staff have gone above and beyond to care for Brennen and our family as a whole. We can’t thank them enough.

We are fortunate to have Brennen home with us right now, but every day, there are children and families at the Janeway who are not so lucky. The money raised through the Janeway Telethon helps to provide the children of our province with the best care possible.

If you are a parent, you never know when you might require the services of the Janeway. You never know what lies ahead for you or your family. We treat the hospital almost like an insurance policy - we want to have it if we need it, but we hope we never have to use it. You never know when an accident might happen, or an unexpected diagnosis might be given. You don't know when you're going to get a phone call saying that the specialists want to see your child, or that they need to be admitted for tests. Only when the day comes that you need it, will your appreciation for the Janeway become a reality.

Our family donates to the Janeway several times throughout the year. Our group at Little Tulips Family Child Care participates in Jamarama, and in February we held a Daycare Dance-A-Thon and raised an incredible $650.00!!

We love to watch the Telethon as a family. We watch to see the familiar faces of people we know - the doctors and nurses, surgeons and therapists. We watch to see the touching stories of hope and healing, and the introductions to the Janeway "Miracle Kids" and "Champion Child". We watch to see our friends in the community volunteering their time in the phone banks, and we love to watch the numbers creep up on the total board.

This year, the Janeway Telethon has a new theme song, called 'Bounce Back', written and performed by local musicians The Swinging Belles and featuring The Once. 'Bounce Back' is a catchy, upbeat tune capturing the spirit of fun and celebrating the healing power of children. I love it!

Please donate to the Janeway this weekend. Your contributions have a profound effect on the level of health care excellence available right here in our province. Having a facility that focuses on children's health in our community is absolutely worth supporting.

Don't be fooled by the rocks that she's got. J-Lo has her head on straight when it comes to being a Mom and doing what is best for her kids. This year, she is encouraging us all to "Put your money where the miracles are", as the official spokesperson for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

"Children are one third of our population and all of our future."

To pledge your support, please contact 777-4502, or toll free at 1-855-777-4502. 
Visit to make a donation or text JANEWAY to 45678 to donate $20.

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