Do you watch game shows? Have you seen the new ABC game show called “Bet On Your Baby“? If not get ready to add this cool show to your schedule TV program. Now let me tell you about “Bet On Your Baby” game show that is hosted by Melissa Peterman.
The show “Bet On Your Baby” will air 8 episodes from May 31th- June 19th and the whole concept behind these episodes is about toddlers ages 2-5 competing against themselves in a series of actives and task to win money towards their college fund. Its a pretty cool TV show to enjoy with the whole family and it will keep you laughing, that’s for sure!
This year “Bet On Your Baby” is doing something different, they have partnered up with The Children’s Miracle Network Hospital to feature an special episode airing June 14th.
The Children’s Miracle Network Hospital episode will feature Josh Miller and his parents Laura & Michael. Josh is 5 and was born without tibiae in his legs. He has prosthetic legs and has already had multiple surgeries in his young life, including heart surgery. He has done appearances and interviews for Children’s Hospital LA.
Keeping up with Joshua Miller isn’t easy, neither is keeping him down. Like the little engine that could, Josh never ever backs down from a challenge. It’s hard to imagine this strong little boy was at one time so fragile. His mom Laura was told during pregnancy Josh would be different. His condition: “Werner’s Mesomaliac Dysplasia With Hirshprungs. It’s quite a mouthful,” Laura tells me.
Josh was born with multiple challenges inside and out. His most obvious difference: no tibias. There was no bone connecting his knees to his feet, and he didn’t pop out with 10 fingers and toes. “Our son actually had 26 digits all together because he had 7 digits on each foot and 6 digits on each hand,” Laura explains.
“I’ve almost been through 8 surgeries. One was very difficult, Uhm heart surgery. I almost died, but i lived through it.” Josh remembers.
At Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Cardiologist Jackie Szmuszkovicz explains Josh was born with a defect that blocked blood flow, between his lungs and his heart. Now that he’s recovered from open heart surgery, she marvels at how active he is today, “To me that’s the most important sign that his heart is doing well.
Laura still remembers living with the fear of all that could go wrong. Why didn’t it? “He hasn’t learned to feel sorry for himself. Hasn’t learned to be downtrodden,” she says.
On the contrary, Josh sees himself as a role model. He’s already competed in 3 triathalons to raise money for the Challenged Athlete Foundation., and he often meets with new amputees to showing them all that he’s learned to do.
Luvs is not offering giveaway prizes for this. For every use of the hashtag #LuvsBOYB, Luvs will donate 1 diaper to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (up to 10,000 diapers). Luvs (@luvs), and CMN Hospitals (@cmnhospitals).
Luvs Handing it Over to the Experienced Mom bloggers will be hosting the party while live tweeting the episode:
o Candy Kirby – @candykirby
o Kelcey Kintner – @mamabirddiaries
o Amy Sprenger – @snarkymommy
o Ann Imig – @annsrants
o Susan McLean – @nodomesticdiva
o Robin O’Bryant – @robinobryant
You can also interact with the show on twitter (@betonyourbaby) and #betonyourbaby, or the show host Melissa Peterman (@followtheblonde).
You can reach out to Joshua via his Facebook Page . For more on Children’s Hospital Los Angeles go to www.chla.org.
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