Jaydn’s Story

Asante’s 2024 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Champion

Grateful for Local Care

14-year-old Jaydn loves cuddling cats and dogs, painting her nails, going to school and spending time with her family – and because of donations through Children’s Miracle Network (CMN), all of these things are possible! Diagnosed as an infant with Hurler’s Syndrome, Jaydn relies on weekly enzyme infusions at Asante to keep her healthy, giving her and her family the ability to focus on what matters most.

As a designated CMN Hospital, Asante is the regional destination for high level, compassionate pediatric care. More than 37,000 children and their families visit an Asante facility each year, from primary care to broken bones; and in cases of childhood cancer and complex illnesses, treatment can be the difference between life and death.

CMN funding sustains the new Olsrud Family Women’s and Children’s Hospital at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center, which includes a completely updated and thoughtfully designed Pediatric Outpatient Infusion Clinic – a place Jaydn visits every week for treatment! This much-needed addition to the hospital, which is also now the new home of Pediatric Inpatient, Family Birth Center, and Asante’s Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU), would not have been possible without community support.

Jaydn’s family is grateful that she can receive the care she needs locally with Asante, rather than having to travel regularly to Portland. The nurses who care for Jaydn each week make her feel special and loved, and she even looks forward to her infusion appointments. Her spunky personality lights up the clinic and reminds staff of why they love their profession.

Every time you donate to your local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, you are directly helping kids in your community by supporting the programs and services that empower families to live healthy and happy lives. As the 2024 CMN Champion, Jaydn is the perfect example of a child who depends on Asante and is thankful for high quality care, close to home.

It means a great deal to know there are other people out there helping us take care of our kids and grandkids…we are not alone.

—Bobbi, Jaydn’s grandma

“There is incredible power in doing good. The golden rule should be more than a rule – it should be a purpose.”

—Gene Pelham, Rogue Credit Union