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CMN Miracle Child: Marcus Solt


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

Newsline 9 is proud to partner with the Children's Miracle Network each year.



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