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Love’s Travel Stops Fueling Kids’ Health August 26 – September 30

Love’s Travel Stop in Franklin, Virginia, wants to create ripple effects that can be felt for years to come at Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters, a member hospital of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Through the end of September, Love’s locations are raising money to fuel kids’ health and their futures.

When you are visiting your local Love’s, you can donate $1, $5, or $20 now through September 30 to make a difference for kids. Through these donations, our hospitals can provide treatments and healing that our patients desperately need today so that they can fulfill their potential for tomorrow.

Patients like Ayana Johnson, who was just a baby when she made her first visit to Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center at CHKD to be treated for sickle cell disease, a genetic blood disorder. The treatments she receives at CHKD help prevent infection, strokes, and anemia, and also reduce the number of pain crises that are common with the disease. When she does have pain, there are medications that provide relief, and Coco, a tiny, soft bear she received at CHKD on one of her earliest visits.

Now 15 years old, Ayana is an honor student, violinist, dancer, and advocate for sickle cell awareness. The comfort she received from her bear Coco was the inspiration behind a project Ayana began in 2019:

Making pillows called Ayana’s Hope Cells for sickle cell patients to hug during pain episodes. “I want sickle cell patients to have hope and not think about being sick,” says Ayana, who lives in Suffolk. “Because I really believe there’s going to be a cure soon for people with all types of sickle cell disease.”

Love’s is a family owned and operated company that understands the importance of improving treatments at our children’s hospital, so we can address the most challenging health issues today to better prepare for the future.

Thanks to you and Love’s in Franklin, Virginia for helping change kids’ health and change the future at Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters in Norfolk, Virginia.