On June 2nd and
3rd the annual
Children's Miracle Network telethon was held in Marshfield. This year's Miracle Children got
the chance to share their story. One child was 9-year-old Marcus Solt.
A Marshfield family knows the challenges of
having a sick child. In 2002 Marcus Solt was born in war-torn Liberia. A few
years later he mistakenly drank lye, leaving him with chemical burns in his
mouth and esophagus. Bryan and Stefanie Solt from Marshfield adopted Marcus making him part of
their family and giving him the medical care he needed. During the first year
after Marcus' adoption he underwent 20 surgeries at Ministry St. Joseph's
Children's Hospital. He worked closely with "Child Life Specialists", a program
started by the Children's Miracle Network. "I think it is critical to have
these people working with the children to ease their fears," Marcus' father explained.
The Children's Miracle Network received more than $693,000 in
donations which will all stay in central Wisconsin
to help sick and injured children and their families. For more information
about fundraising or events, please visit cmnwi.org.
Newsline 9 is proud to partner with the Children's Miracle Network