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Announcing our 2022 CMN Hospitals Local Champion!

  • Author: Eduardo "Lalito"
  • Date Submitted: Jan 26, 2022
  • Category: CMNH Local Champions

" We have donated at retailers towards Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, never thinking that one day we would need assistance; we are truly grateful to the SVMH Foundation and CMN Hospitals for helping Lalito get hearing aids."

In May of 2021, Eduardo was welcomed into the world by his loving parents and brothers. At just 2 weeks old, Eduardo (lovingly nicknamed “Lalito”) underwent a routine newborn checkup where he failed three different newborn hearing screenings. After additional testing, Eduardo was diagnosed with mild to moderate sensorineural bilateral hearing loss. Eduardo’s diagnosis came as a surprise to his family, but they never failed to tell him how much he was loved.

Eduardo’s parents advocated for their son's needs and sought out the assistance of our local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Program at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital Foundation. Through the "Making More Miracles" program, Eduardo’s parents received a grant to purchase a permanent set of hearing aids. It was at 3 months old that Eduardo received his first pair of hearing aids and his family noticed an immediate improvement in his hearing. For the first time ever, Eduardo was able to hear his family's loving voices.

Eduardo’s mother has shared her gratitude by saying, “We have donated at retailers towards Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, never thinking that one day we would need assistance; we are truly grateful to the SVMH Foundation and CMN Hospitals for helping Lalito get hearing aids.”

Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System

Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System (SVMHS) has roots running back to 1953 when Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital was first founded to serve the Monderey County Community. Today SVMHS has grown to become a trusted provider of quality health services to patients of all ages.

We provide specialised care and general services, with ourprimary goal being to improve the health and well-being of our community.

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