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Meet Atticus, 2018 CMN Hospitals Champion!

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Atticus Southall will serve as the 2018 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Champion for Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  Atticus is one of more than 100 Champions representing local children’s hospital in the United States and Canada.

One day in August of 2015, Atticus’ mom, Megan, looked at her phone and realized she had 19 voicemails, missed calls, and text messages.  She immediately realized something was wrong.  Atticus was found not moving in the swimming pool at a friend’s birthday party.  He was taken to Our Lady o f the Lake Children’s Hospital’s Pediatric Emergency Department.  He was later connected to tubes and equipment in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit for two weeks and moved to a room for a few more days.  Atticus was able to recover from the near drowning incident a few weeks later.  His parents are grateful for Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital and say that Atticus loves the hospital and the staff.

Today, Megan describes Atticus as having a unique personality.  “He is extremely quirky, funny, genuine, fair, kind-hearted, tender, and intelligent.  Atticus enjoys reading, making jokes, word play, and spending times with his beloved family members, where he is most secure” says Megan.

You can support kids like Atticus by donating at and by tuning into Facebook on Wednesday, March 7th at 6:30 PM CST for the  CMN Hospitals Facebook Live-A-Thon, highlighting Miracle Stories from across the United States and Canada.  

Atticus holding his new baby sister, Bo, is pictured with little sister, Evangeline, and his big brother, Carson.


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Posted by Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital on Monday, March 5, 2018