Photo Diary: Children’s Miracle Network’s Momentum 2017

Okay, so technically I got back from Orlando and the Children’s Miracle Network Momentum Conference AN ENTIRE WEEK AGO, but this week has been a little nuts. (Not to mention all the *fabulous* new updates to this blog we rolled out this week!!)

But I promised some sharing on things I learned, and took with me back to Wichita Falls, and I plan to do just that. Soon. (Hah!) In the meantime, here’s a little photo diary:

My friend and coworker (and fellow CMN volunteer) Tara Neal and I showing our support for Children’s Hospitals Week and raising awareness for CMN by sporting band-aids with the name of a child that has benefited from CMN. (The child’s name we chose just happens to be Tara’s daughter, who was a miracle child herself!)

Volunteers sharing how much money was raised for CMN hospitals across the US and Canada in 2016. Absolutely amazing. Think of just how many lives have been changed and even saved as a result!

A lesson from the Disney institute on the importance of over-communicating your purpose. We were told to draw Mickey Mouse from memory (I think you can figure out which drawing THAT is) and then given step-by-step instructions on how to draw him. Moral of the lesson: Spend the time teaching and training your employees, advocates, volunteers – whomever it is that you want to be onboard with your goals. The results will be SO, SO much better – case in point – my second drawing!

Of course you can’t take a group of volunteers and families to a Disney hotel without a night in the park! What better way to connect and network with other volunteers than having fun together in the happiest place on earth! (Pictured: Tara Neal, our Wichita Falls CMN Specialist Amber Gee, and me!)

Our day in the park also included some time getting to know the 2017 Miracle Children from each state – we had the pleasure of meeting Milly from Nebraska! What an amazing and inspiring little girl!

Thanks CMN for letting me be a part of such an amazing week, and my bosses at TCCU for giving me the time to do so!

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