A few days before Christmas, when his puffer wasn’t bringing Colton the usual relief from his asthma his father took him to the hospital. While standing in the ER lobby, Colton collapsed. His heart stopped for 15 minutes, until the emergency team could revive him. It soon became apparent that the lack of oxygen to Colton’s brain had a devastating effect: he needed a feeding tube, couldn’t speak, and was nearly blind. He even needed to relearn how to walk and sit on his own. Doctors thought it could take up to a year of rehabilitation therapy for him to recover, but Colton was discharged after a month, impressing everyone who worked with him. During his recovery, Colton and his family became very close to the entire care team. They became like a second family, and it grew to be difficult to say goodbye. Even the ER doctor who saved Colton’s life came to his room when it was time to wake him up from sedation. Colton is now back at school and living a full life with his family. Donations made through Children’s Miracle Network support the availability of state-of-the-art equipment that makes the resuscitation, recovery and rehabilitation of critically ill kids like Colton possible.
From coast to coast, RE/MAX agents and brokers make a difference in the lives of children across Canada. Your commitment to children’s hospitals supports family-centred care that gives children a respite from medical treatment and a return to childhood. Whether it’s through the Miracle Home Program, the Month of Miracles, Miracle Treat Day cards and more, RE/MAX Canada has continued to make a lasting impact for more than 25 years.
Becoming a Miracle Agent empowers children like Colton and gives them the physical health, strength, and motivation to overcome challenges and live happy, healthy, and fulfilled lives. With the Month of Miracles approaching, there’s no better time to donate and share in the joy of brave children like Colton. Click below to become a Miracle Agent or to up your contribution and maximize your impact!
Celebrate the Month of Miracles kick-off with friends and family at the CMN Carnival hosted by RE/MAX INTEGRA! Join us at the head office at 7101 Syntex Dr, Mississauga on August 1, 2019 for an afternoon full of exciting games and good food, all for an incredible cause. Buy your tickets today!