Hope in Darkness at the WVU Medicine Kids Gala

WHEELING, W.Va. (WTRF) – Hope can keep you alive.

And tonight, the Glessner Auditorium was packed with people ready to keep that glimmer of promise alive for anyone who needs it.

The WVU Medicine Children’s Gala returned after three years to support the Northern West Virginia Critical Care Transport Team.

Linsly student Olivia Kiger-Camilo was named the Miracle Child of 2022, after contracting flesh-eating bacteria and doctors at the hospital saved her life.

The extensive community work of Reverend Darrell Cummings was also honored.

Not only did they save my life, but they became a second family to me. They were there to talk to me every day and sit in my room for hours while I was in the hospital, and teach me so many things about medicine, which I am very interested in.

Olivia Kiger-Camilo named Miracle Child 2022

I believe they have a heart for children like we have a heart for children. For 32 years we have worked with children in the Ohio Valley. I try to make a difference and they do the same at a very good level.

Reverend Darrell Cummings, Apostolic Temple of Bethlehem

Funds raised tonight will go towards stretchers for newborn babies to keep them safe while life-saving care is provided.

WTRF is proud to be a sponsor.

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