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RaeAnn Thanks You

Dear CMN partners,

I want to thank you for all the ways you’ve helped my daughter, RaeAnn. At just 5 years old, RaeAnn has a complex heart condition. She’s suffered more than any child should.

Her heart pumps blood the wrong direction, and she’s had three open heart surgeries, three procedures and spent 96 days and counting in the hospital. Her medical team is working day and night to help her recover and grow strong.

Our family is so grateful for the care RaeAnn receives at Le Bonheur, and we know it’s because of generous people like you who have invested in this hospital. Health insurance doesn’t begin to cover the things that kids in the hospital need. 

Your investment gives RaeAnn’s doctors the newest technology to fix her heart, and your support fuels discoveries that may one day prevent heart failure. Your support provides a school teacher, play therapist and chaplain who help bring a sense of normalcy during our long days in the hospital. These things are so important — but children won’t have them without selfless people like you.

We wanted to thank you specifically, because Le Bonheur’s CMN partners go above and beyond to help the kids in our community. On behalf of RaeAnn and all kids who need Le Bonheur, thank you for your support!


Amy Gagel
(RaeAnn’s mom)