Siouxland Miracle Riders raise $42,000 for UnityPoint Health - St. Luke’s NICU patientsSep 14, 2021 10:41AM ● By Med Magazine
The Siouxland Miracle Riders have returned from their 2021 Ride for Miracles having raised $42,000 for NICU patients at UnityPoint Health - St. Luke’s. The funds were raised through the Siouxland Community Foundation’s Siouxland Riders for Kids Fund to benefit the UnityPoint Health - St. Luke’s Children’s Miracle Network.
“We are so thankful for the Siouxland Miracle Riders and their annual effort to raise funds for the local kids of Siouxland,” says Stacey Selk, Director of the UnityPoint Health - St. Luke’s Children’s Miracle Network. “Year after year, they rally together to help the more than 24,000 kiddos that come through our doors and we couldn’t be more appreciative.”
The journey of the Miracle Riders represents the journey sick and injured pediatric patients find themselves part of each and every day. Each year, the riders face situations that are representative of those of the Miracle Kids – good days, bad days, bumps along the road and a sense of accomplishment after their long journey.
“We do this for the kids of Siouxland,” says head Miracle Rider, Matt Thompson. “We bring these kids who are hospitalized and aren’t able to feel the fresh air and sun on their faces along with us in spirit. Through videos and pictures on our Facebook page we are able to show them what we’re seeing and experiencing on our journey. We hope that it brightens their day.”
This year, the funds raised by the Miracle Riders will go toward the purchase of NicView monitors for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at St. Luke's. With these NicView Cameras, families can feel even more involved with 24/7 video streaming right from the start, making them partners in the process of giving their hospitalized newborn the best start in life.
For more information, visit www.miracleriders.com.