Two Rhinelander girls have been selected to represent to represent children treated at Marshfield Children’s Hospital as “Miracle Kids.” Audrina and Amiya Krizenesky have recently been chosen to be Children’s Miracle Network Ambassadors, along with three other Northcentral Wisconsin children.
Nationally, 62 children get treatment at a Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) hospital, such as Marshfield Children’s, every minute. That equates to one in 10 kids in America.
Audrina and Amiya, twin daughters of Asavari and Tom Krizenesky of Rhinelander, began their lives at Marshfield Children’s Hospital. In Krizenesky’s seventh month of pregnancy, it was discovered the twins were growing at different rates. When the smaller baby began showing signs of distress, she underwent an emergency cesarean section. Audrina was born weighing 2 pounds, 1.3 ounces; her sister, Amiya was 4 pounds 3 ounces. Amiya spent over four weeks in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) while Audrina was in the NICU for close to eight weeks.
“While our days in the NICU were filled with so many medical markers, machines and procedures, they were also filled with such comfort,” Asavari said. “All the NICU nurses made us feel at home.”
The twins are said to be thriving today as eight year olds. They attend Nativity Catholic School and enjoy sports, reading and writing, and playing together.
Marshfield Children’s Hospital is one of 170 partner hospitals across the U.S. and Canada and one of only three CMN Hospitals sites in Wisconsin, serving a 16-county region. Gifts to CMN hospitals provide new pediatric equipment, child life services, direct assistance to families, trauma services, music therapy among other things.