FRENCHVILLE - Kylie Pelletier, a 6-year-old Frenchville girl, will be named the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals State of Maine Champion Child this week. Kylie will receive the honor at a 1:30 p.m. assembly Friday, April 13, attended by her fellow students as well as teachers and staff at Dr. Levesque Elementary School. Representatives from the town of Frenchville, the office of Sen. Susan Collins and the office of Rep. Mike Michaud will also be present.
Kylie, the daughter of Jeff and Sherrie Pelletier, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in December 2010. She underwent treatment, including chemotherapy, bone marrow biopsies, and lumbar punctures at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor. Kylie embraces life’s challenges with courage, optimism, and wisdom far beyond her years. With her infectious smile and her upbeat personality, Kylie inspires everyone around her.
CMNH of EMHS supports healthcare for the children of central, eastern, and northern Maine. CMNH of EMHS is funded largely through donations and gifts from local individuals and businesses.
Each year, the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ Champions program identifies a child from each state with a remarkable medical story to act as ambassadors for the 17 million children treated at Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals annually. The Champions and their families travel to Washington, D.C. and Orlando, Fla. to meet with delegates and media to highlight the vital work taking place at pediatric hospitals throughout the country.
For more information, call Liz Martin at 973-9633.