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2012 CMN Miracle Child Chandler Fullman

November 5, 2012
By J Armstead of Hoover High School



Chandler Fullman was selected as the 2012 CMN Miracle Child.  On September 14, 2010, he suddenly collapsed at school.  Chandler was admitted to Children's Hospital and diagnosed as having an AVM, or arterio venous malformation, which caused a brain bleed. 

Below is the latest CaringBridge update which explains this exciting news:  http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/chandlerfullman.

 

2012 CMN Miracle Child:  Chandler Fullman

Sunday, November 4, 2012

The community of people who have followed his story and offered such amazing support will be so happy to picture Chandler as he is tonight: in Orlando with his family, staying in a beautiful hotel on a spectacular golf course, his biggest worry being getting back from the Orlando Magic basketball game in time to get good rest for an 8:00 tee time tomorrow.  

 

As he turns 17 years old this week and celebrates the two year anniversary of coming home from the hospital, Chandler will be in a unique position to reflect on and celebrate his miraculous journey in a very public way.  He has been selected as Children's Miracle Network's 2012 "Miracle Child".  Chandler, Lisa, Terry, and Haley are with him in Orlando on a whirlwind week of events that includes interviews, meetings, dinners, TV coverage, special events, parks, golf, golf, and more golf.  Chandler will be rubbing shoulders with famous PGA golfers and other athletes, many of whom he has long admired; I believe he will be surprised when the tables are turned and he finds himself being admired by them. 

 

Sometime during the CMN Classic, November 8-12, there will be a special profile about Chandler's story on TV, on the Golf Channel.  If details are available before it airs, I will post them on the Caringbridge. 

 

I do know one thing for sure: Chandler is proud to be representing all of us.  He is there on behalf of all the Children's Hospital patients across the country, but he also knows he is representing all of us-- his faith, his family, his friends, his community, his hospital, his caretakers, his school, his church, his prayer warriors, and hopefully somewhere in there he can feel some pride in himself.  He has to know that ultimately, he was the one who kept going when things got tough, who kept getting up and dusting himself off.  He is the one who had to relearn to sit, stand, walk, and conquer those everyday skills that we all take for granted.  He is the one who had to muster up the courage to take that first golf swing, with his Dad's arms wrapped around him, and the baby steps from there to gain back his game.

 

In the words of the Children's Miracle Network team: "Chander's first swing will not just symbolize his triumph, it will reflect the determined spirit of all kids treated by Children's Miracle Network Hospitals".

 

Best of luck to Chandler and his family this week! 

 

For those of you wanting to follow the news from the CMN Classic this week, here are a few links:

 

CMN Classic on Facebook

 

CMN Classic on Twitter

 

CMN Blog


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