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144,399 Reasons To Celebrate

We’ve said it before, and we’re proud to keep shouting it! We’re so grateful to call Maine home, and we’re so thankful to have inspiring friends and neighbors like the folks who work for the Professional Logging Contractors of Maine and its members.

Time and time again we’re touched by their incredible kindness and generosity. Friday night was no different!

In a room full of people with some of the biggest hearts I’ve ever met, I watched as Dr. Jay Hagerty, a neonatologist at Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center, shared the impact of donations on pediatric care at the Medical Center. I watched as they listened intently to a family whose daughter is alive after a double lung transplant because Maine has two excellent children’s hospitals. I watched as item after item was bid for on for thousands upon thousands of dollars by people who simply want to help. At the end of the night, EMMC’s champion child, Lyla, a 12-year-old from Hampden whose life is forever changed because of an auto immune disorder, proudly read the total raised at one auction on one Friday night in Bar Harbor… $144,399 raised to support Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center and the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital, Maine’s two Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

To the folks in attendance on Friday night, THANK YOU! You’ve given us 144,399 reasons to celebrate, but more important, YOU changed kids’ health one donation at a time, and you changed the future!