Feb 15, 2023 Children’s Specialized Hospital Announces Roselle Park Teen as 2023 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals New Jersey Champion

Isaac LimaMountainside, NJ – Children’s Specialized Hospital (CSH) is proud to announce the 2023 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH) New Jersey Champion, Isaac Lima of Roselle Park, NJ.

Each year, participating hospitals identify a “Champion” in each of their communities to serve as the face for children treated at their local children’s hospital. These ambassadors spend the year advocating for the charitable needs of children’s hospitals across North America. Isaac will be representing Children’s Specialized Hospital, central and northern New Jersey’s local Children’s Miracle Network hospital.

Isaac was a happy, active teenage boy until he experienced a tragic accident at cheer practice that caused a C4 complete spinal cord injury leaving him paralyzed from the neck down. After two lengthy emergency surgeries, Isaac was transferred to CSH and began therapies, including extensive physical rehabilitation to help him regain some mobility and psychiatry to help him process the severity of his injury and acclimate to life in a wheelchair.

Immediately after his accident, Isaac had shut down emotionally and was experiencing extreme bouts of anger and depression. At CSH he found hope and his energetic, kindhearted, and fearless spirit began to shine once again. His goal now is to spread awareness about mental health in children of different abilities.

“We are so excited to have Isaac as our champion in 2023,” said Keely Davenport, Associate Director of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at CSH. “Isaac’s story of perseverance and his infectious spirit makes him the perfect ambassador for our hospital. He will honorably represent the thousands of patients that are treated at CSH each year.”

When you see Isaac’s photo at your local Costco, Walmart, Sams Club or other CMNH retail partner, 100% of your donation at checkout will support the 35,000 children who receive life-changing care at CSH each year. To learn more about Isaac and make a donation to CSH Foundation in his honor visit https://bit.ly/isaaccmnh.

About Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation
When you give to Children’s Specialized Hospital (CSH) Foundation, 100% of your donation supports the programs and services of CSH that are transforming the lives of children with special health care needs. The CSH Foundation receives philanthropic support from those who share our mission and commitment to ensuring that all children with special health care needs receive the life-changing care they need to reach their full potential. To help or learn more, visit https://give2csh.org.

About Children’s Specialized Hospital
Children’s Specialized Hospital, an RWJBarnabas Health Facility, is the nation’s leading provider of inpatient and outpatient care for children and young adults from birth to 21 years of age facing special health care challenges – from chronic illnesses and complex physical disabilities like brain and spinal cord injuries, to a full scope of developmental, behavioral, and mental health concerns. At 15 different New Jersey locations, our pediatric specialists partner with families to make our many innovative therapies and medical treatments more personalized and effective so each child can reach their full potential. For more information, visit rwjbh.org/childrensspecialized or follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter.

Children’s Specialized Hospital is a proud member of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

About Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds for 170 children’s hospitals that support the health of 10 million kids each year across the U.S. and Canada. Donations go to local hospitals to fund critical life-saving treatments and health care services, along with innovative research, vital pediatric medical equipment, child life services that put kids’ and families’ minds at ease during difficult hospital stays and financial assistance for families who could not otherwise afford these health services. When we improve the health of all children and allow them the opportunity to reach their full potential, we also improve our communities for years to come. Together, we can change kids’ health. Together, we can change the future. To learn about Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and your local children’s hospital, visit cmnhospitals.org.