The Mission of the Log A Load For Kids program is to raise funds to improve children’s health through treatment, education and research at Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Whether giving the homeless his allowance or just flashing his brilliant smile, Joshua always provides comfort to others. While his own NFL dreams are on hold, he supports his brother's love of football and is "the best big brother in the world," according to his sister.

Funds In Action

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals funds are used to purchase multisensory-stimulation equipment that will relieve and distract Joshua during treatments.

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Name: Joshua
Home: LA, USA

Joshua draws from extraordinary faith to deal with his lifelong sickle cell anemia. This chronic, oxygen-deficient blood disorder can lead to episodes of intense pain, anemia and organ damage.

Now a teenager, Joshua has never gone a year without a hospital stay. He has undergone gallbladder removal surgery, received several...(read more)

Rich Palermo


As I pen this message to you, I can't help but reflect on the aspects of what really makes each of us so successful.   Is it that unseen, but totally innate, part of each of us that makes us give our best, to be the best and succeed in what we set out to do?  Like those who sat around a table one evening who had a vision and created the Log A Load For Kids program to help the kids.

As most of you know, Log A Load For Kids has no real corporate backing, offices, or paid staff; yet the program will have raised over $35 million dollars for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals by our 25th anniversary.   What we've raised for the kids across the United States, and how we've raised it still impresses me every time I share what we've done (and what we continue to do) with others.

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