Gaining Graham

            Last week the CowboyThon family gained a few members, as we welcomed a new Miracle Child and his family to our team. On Tuesday, Nov. 8, an Oklahoma State University lecture hall full of CowboyThon Leadership and Big Committee members was privileged with the introduction of Miracle Child, Graham.

            Graham was born on Nov. 25, 2014 with a condition that required him to have 4 surgeries, month-long intubation, 13 additional days of oxygen, and multiple feeding tubes within the first 109 days of his life. Graham was able to receive all of this and more at our local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Additionally, he and his family have never had to leave the state for the treatment that Graham requires. Since Graham’s initial stay, he has been admitted to the Children’s Hospital four more times and required 4 more surgeries. He will turn two this month.

            “I will forever champion everything Children’s did for my family. I want to make sure every mom just like me has the ability to have hope for their child by receiving the same treatment as we did,” said Graham’s mom, Dayle.

            When speaking to the CowboyThon family, Dayle only had positive things to say about the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the staff and the services provided by the Children’s Hospital in Oklahoma City.

                        “We are so excited to be a part of CowboyThon because we live in Stillwater and are huge OSU fans! We are both alum, as well.  We want to share the experience that we had, going from a ordinary family and all of a sudden in the middle of an extraordinary journey.  Also, to create awareness and support of the Children's Hospital,” Dayle said.

            CowboyThon is beyond ecstatic to welcome this loving family into our own and cannot wait to walk with them through their continuing journey. You can help children like Graham by donating at