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Published in Media Alerts on May 13, 2013 (PDF)

Children’s Hospital Patient John Matthew Davis Jr. Named Mississippi Champion

Media Contact: Amanda Alliston at 601-984-1976 or aalliston@umc.edu.

WHAT:  Batson Children’s Hospital will introduce 9-year-old John Matthew Davis Jr. of Canton as the 2013 Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® Mississippi Champion during a celebratory event open to the public. John Matthew will be making his grand entrance with the assistance of the Jackson Fire Department and Jackson Police Department.


Tuesday, May 14 at 2 p.m.

WHERE: The Jackson Zoological Park, 2918 W. Capitol Street. From Capital Street entrance, please use the Education Gate, located just before Gift Shop on the right.  Red signs will be posted. A map is attached.

WHY: Every year, the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® Champions program identifies a child with a remarkable medical story from each state. These Champions serve as ambassadors for the 17 million children treated at Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals annually. Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals raises funds for 170 children’s hospitals across North America.