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Kasen Andrushko will become the 2012-2013 Children’s Miracle Network Child, presented by Walmart.




 Life-long and life-threatening are two phrases a parent never wants to hear about their child. Diagnosed with a metabolic genetic disorder called Glycogen Storage Disease (GSD) type 1a at nine months old, Kasen and his family have learned to overcome these phrases and celebrate life to the fullest – one day at a time. Today September 12th, 2012, Kasen Andrushko will become the 2012-2013 Children’s Miracle Network Child, presented by Walmart.


Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Place: Selkirk Walmart – 1016 Manitoba Avenue, Selkirk, Manitoba

Time: 10:00am


Each year, the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba takes part in the Champions Program presented by WalmartCanada, which selects a child to represent the Children’s Hospital. This child embodies what it means to be a survivor. One child from each Children’s Miracle Network hospital is chosen to represent the millions of kids all overNorth Americathat are treated for various conditions. Winnipeg Children’s Hospital is one of the exceptional centers that cares for sick and injured kids.


Walmart Canada operates a growing network of 317 outlets nationwide, serving more than one million Canadians daily. With 80,000 associates, the company is Canada’s fourth largest employer. Walmart Canada has one of the of the largest and strongest community involvement programs in Canada. Thanks to Walmart Canada, its associates, customers and vendor partners, more than $40 million has been raised for children’s hospitals across Canada since 1994. 


Children’s Miracle Network is a not-for-profit organization that supports 170 children’s hospitals including the Winnipeg Children’s Hospital. The organization is dedicated to improving the lives of children by raising funds for hospitals across North America. The Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba has been a member of Children’s Miracle Network since 1986.