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Parents Share Why They Give Back to CMN Hospitals with Nordstrom

This holiday season is the perfect time to give back to your local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital and Nordstrom is giving you the perfect opportunity to do just that!

Through December 24th, you can help by purchasing a $10 giving tree card at your nearest Nordstrom store.  You can also make a donation online by clicking here.  Your donation will help provide life-saving care, education and research at the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital in your community.

On Giving Tuesday, Nordstrom teamed up with parents who understand the impact that donations made through the purchase of a giving tree card can have on local children’s hospitals.

On her blog, For The Love, Shannon Willardson shared how her daughter Charlie has an incredibly rare genetic disease called Congenital Disorder of Glysylation and is one of less than 15 people who have ever been diagnosed with the disease. This has caused Charlie to spend many days in the hospital, so Shannon can relate to the experience of so many families who are treated at local CMN Hospitals. She shared that donations will “help facilitate miracles”–something she’s witnessed first-hand.

“It made us feel so good to support a cause that will help other brave little ones who are fighting the good fight in Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across the country,” Willardson wrote.

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<swipe!> GIVING TUESDAY! Charlie-babe’s rare disease has meant spending lots of time in and out of hospitals, which is why today's blog post is very near and dear to my heart. ? We've teamed up with @nordstrom and Children's Miracle Network Hospitals to help hospitalized children this season. ?? All you have to do to get involved: buy a $10 'giving-tree card' next time you're in Nordstrom! The donations will fund life-saving care, education, and research at children's hospitals in our communities. ?? Read all the details about this very special and important cause in today's blog post. Link in profile! #nordstromcares #sponsored #littlecharlotterose #specialneedsmom // #liketkit #ltkfamily

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Annie (@anniemaithai) shared her personal connection to the cause on her blog, Stylish Petite. Her daughter, Milan, had to undergo two surgeries at only six weeks old after she suffered from a major infection after surgical procedures.

“I cannot even fathom what other parents in much worse situations have to endure,” she wrote. “No matter what the situation is, having your child in the hospital is unbearable.  No words can describe the pain and emotions that go with seeing your child in pain and it’s completely out of your control.”

Annie was able to take Milan to Nordstrom to get an adorable new outfit and they were sure to pick up a $10 giving tree card while they were there.

“You guys know how deep my love runs for Nordstrom but now that love has been amplified a million times over because of this partnership they’re doing with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals,” Annie added.

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Today on the blog, I’m sharing how you can make a difference and give back during the holidays. ? This is different than all my other posts and to be honest, it was difficult for me because it brought back so many painful memories. ?Some of you may not know this but Milan had to undergo two surgeries at only 6 weeks old and suffered a major infection afterwards. It was a horrific time in our lives and the pain you feel when your child is in the hospital is indescribable. My heart goes out to all the children and families that are going through a tough time. ??Now through December 24, you can purchase $10 giving-tree cards at any Nordstrom store in the U.S. and Canada. ?All donations will benefit CMN Hospitals and stay local to the community, including 55 network hospitals in regions with Nordstrom stores. Your donations will fund critical treatment, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care for children and families. ??Please head to for more info. ? ? #nordstrom #nordstromcares #sponsored #liketkit ___ #LTKholidaystyle #LTKholidaywishlist #LTKbaby #LTKfamily #LTKkids #LTKshoecrush #LTKunder50 #LTKsalealert #LTKunder100 #twoyearsold #givingtuesday

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Kilee Nickels wanted to take advantage of Giving Tuesday and the holiday season to teach her sons about generosity and giving so she was excited to support Nordstrom’s campaign. Her family has also had experience at their local children’s hospital with one son being treated for a cleft palate and another for a broken arm.

“We’ve spent a lot of time at our local Children’s hospital this year and we’ve been so blessed by the care we experienced there,” she wrote on her blog One Little Momma. “We’re so thankful for the treatment that we have received from our nurses, doctors and hospital in general. Supporting other hospitals feels like the least we can do to show our gratitude.”

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Happy Giving Tuesday! ?? Today on the blog I’m sharing how I try to teach my kids to give, an easy treat to gift, and a great way that @nordstrom is helping us give back this year. Giving back feels good at any time of the year, but especially during the holidays and in this season where we receive so much. @Nordstrom is making it easy to give this month by partnering with the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals to support children's hospitals in our communities. Now through December 24, Nordstrom invites customers to support CMN Hospitals through the purchase of $10 giving-tree cards at any Nordstrom store in the U.S. and Canada. #nordstrom #nordstromcares #sponsored #givingtuesday #momlife #liketkit

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Cody Andrew took his son to Nordstrom to check out the giving tree cards and show him the power of giving back.

“Knowing kids as young as B will be in the hospital this Christmas breaks my heart, which is why we are so excited to partner with @Nordstrom,” he shared on Instagram. “Though their CMN Hospitals initiative, every $10 giving tree card will go to helping hospitalized kids in your community.”