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It Takes One Peach To Make A Difference

“Feisty, very sweet, and very sassy.” These are the words that Yakima resident Melia uses to describe her 8-year-old daughter Peach. Peach is MultiCare Yakima Memorial Hospital’s 2023 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® champion. Every year, hospitals across the nation select one local child to represent their community. As Peach could tell you, being a CMN champion is a big responsibility. Champions play a vital role by inspiring thousands of partners, employees, and community members to become involved in bettering children’s health in our region.

Peach was born with a heart condition and Down syndrome. Funded in part by Children’s Miracle Network donations, Peach was able to receive the specialized care that she needed close to home. Peach now has a healthy heart and is in the 3rd grade. Other services such as therapy in the heated pool at Children’s Village help her to enjoy a happy life in the valley.

We are so excited to celebrate Peach and thank her for serving as our 2023 CMN champion. To learn more about CMN at MultiCare Yakima Memorial or to donate to support children’s health, please go to