By Scott Bolthouse | THE HURON HUB
Posted Wednesday, April 14, 2021
A Huron High School graduate born with serious medical conditions is making an impact by giving back to a health care network that helps care for thousands of likewise medical cases every year.
Keirstin Timpko is a 2020 Huron Graduate who has represented Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals her entire life as a miracle child.
Timpko was born with four serious heart defects and had three open heart surgeries and four heart catheterizations.
Now a freshman at University of Toledo, she is part of RockeTHON Executive Board as a co-chair for family relations.
To date she has raised $1150 for Mercy Health – Children’s Hospital in Toledo.
You can donate to her cause by visiting this link.
From her donation page:
My name is Keirstin Timpko and I am the co chair Family Relations for RockeTHON this year. I have been coming to RockeTHON since 2003, I was about 2 years old. I have been a Miracle Child all my life and without Children’s Miracle Network or RockeTHON, I would not be here today. I was born with 4 heart defects and a smaller right leg. I have survived 3 open heart surgeries and 4 heart catherizations. RockeTHON is not just about raising money, it is about giving another child at a chance at life like I have received. My goal is to raise $1000, but I still have to work towards that goal. So if I raise $1000, I will cut off a foot of my hair and donate it so a child can receive a wig from it. I will continue to advocate and strive to do my best while helping Children’s Miracle Network. This is for the kids.
More than 10 million kids enter a children’s hospital across North America every year.
To provide the best care for kids, children’s hospitals rely on donations and community support, as Medicaid and insurance programs do not fully cover the cost of care.
Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has helped fill those funding gaps by raising more than $7 billion, most of it $1 at a time through Miracle Balloon icon campaigns.
Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible.