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Miracles In Motion: Lisa

“The support from our Publix has been outstanding. I was pleasantly surprised when Mrs. Alana, Customer Service Manager, came to visit Emily after her spinal cord injury in 2015. Emily had just worked at Publix a few short months. Alana came to the hospital to see Emily after working a long shift and it was late. It really meant a lot to Emily and me that she came and sat with us. She was so sweet and genuine and brought a beautiful bouquet and card from her co-workers. Since that day, Alana has been a great source of support for Emily while she is working and going to college. Alana has really gone out of her way to care for her. We never expected this from a store we shop at regularly. You just don’t see this often.

It means a lot to our family that Publix has an annual CMN campaign. This shows their support for us and other CMN families in our local community. It’s a way to show that they truly do care about their customers. We love chatting with the employees and sharing our story so they know when they are asking for a donation at check-out, our kids and families will truly benefit from their efforts.” – Lisa, mom to Elie, CMN Hospitals Ambassador and Emily, Publix employee

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Miracles In Motion tells the inspiring stories of our pediatric patient families, clinicians and staff members in their everyday lives. These moments are what make UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital such a special place to the more than 150,000 patient families treated here each year. Follow along to learn more about these stories and how Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals makes even the most ordinary moments extraordinary.

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