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We’re celebrating credit unions on International Credit Unions Day

Credit Unions part of Credit Unions for Kids have raised more than $395,000 for Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital! Adding up to more than $200 million and counting nationally since 1996. This October we are celebrating all of our amazing credit union partners who continue to make an immeasurable difference in the lives of kids treated at Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital.

Kids like Emma Straub of Selinsgrove. Emma was born premature and with many congenital defects affecting her eyes, hips, trachea and esophagus. Among her more severe conditions, the top part of her esophagus and bottom part of her stomach were not connected. She also had a narrowing of the major artery that carries blood to the body from the heart. Both defects needed emergent surgical intervention in the first days of her life in order for her to survive. At 7 months of age, Emma was diagnosed with hip dysplasia — the ball of her femur was not inside her hip socket. She underwent orthopaedic surgery to repair the joint and spent three months in a body cast. Despite these early medical needs, Emma is doing extremely well and is an outgoing girl with a wonderful personality. 

Donations to Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger have provided equipment that was used to diagnose Emma’s issues during her first days of life in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, including echocardiogram machines and pediatric endoscopy equipment. 

We believe that when we positively change the health of even one child, we create a ripple effect felt by our communities for years to come. When we ensure our children can lead healthy, fulfilling lives, we foster the scientists, inventors, artists, and leaders of tomorrow.

Big shout out to all our credit unions out there fundraising to help change kids’ health and change the future.

Choice One Community Credit Union
Horizon Federal Credit Union
NEPA Chapter of Credit Unions
NET Credit Union
P&G Mehoopany Employees Federal Credit Union
PALCO Federal Credit Union
People’s Choice Federal Credit Union
Service 1st Federal Credit Union
Spojnia Credit Union
State College Federal Credit Union
West Branch Valley Federal Credit Union
Wyrope Williamsport Federal Credit Union

Thank you, credit union partners, for helping change kids’ health at Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital.