SpringHill Suites Showcases Batson Children’s Hospital Art 

Produced by Jim Albritton | Springhill Suites, a Marriott hotel in Ridgeland, Mississippi, showcased the artwork of current and former patients at Batson Children’s Hospital in its lobby. Marriott is a major sponsor of the Children’s Miracle Network which benefits children’s hospitals like Batson all across the country. | http://facebook.com/batsonhospital

Brain Tumor is No Match for Mississippi Girl 

Produced by Jim Albritton | A brain tumor was no match for Rayne Deuel, a 7-year-old ball of energy from Brandon, Mississippi. The odd symptoms she experienced brought her to the Children’s Cancer Center at Batson Children’s Hospital. | http://newsocracy.tv | http://facebook.com/newsocracy

Batson Patient to Represent Mississippi at White House, Disney World 

Produced by Jim Albritton | Batson Children’s Hospital named 13-year-old Jacob Partlow of Jackson the 2014 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Mississippi Champion during a celebratory event hosted by Springhill Suites by Marriott at The Township at Colony Park in Ridgeland on May 2. Jacob’s classmates at Canton Academy gave him a pep rally before he departed for the hotel in a motorcade led by the Mississippi Highway Patrol, the Madison County Sheriff’s Department and the Madison Police Department. 

Jacob was diagnosed with T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia and treated at the Children’s Cancer Center at Batson. He has undergone chemotherapy and radiation, had seizures, gallbladder and liver complications and nerve damage in his left foot. Now in remission, he will spend the next year representing the state’s only children’s hospital at special events and fundraisers all over Mississippi. He’ll also represent the state at the White House and Walt Disney World. 

The Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Champions program is presented by Marriott, Delta and Chico’s FAS.

Batson Patient is 1st ‘Naval Aviator for a Day’ at NAS Meridian 

Produced by Jim Albritton | Batson Children’s Hospital patient Hannah Dunaway receives her “Wings of Gold,” completing the Naval Aviator for a Day program at Naval Air Station Meridian. Lieutenant Commander Clinton Watt and Lieutenant Kristin Acton guided the 13-year-old Vicksburg girl through the day-long program. | http://facebook.com/newsocracy

Over the Rainbow at Batson Children’s Hospital 

Produced by Jim Albritton | There’s no such thing as an ordinary day at Mississippi’s only children’s hospital. | http://facebook.com/newsocracy | http://newsocracy.tv

A Hattiesburg Boy Battles the Most Common & Curable Childhood Cancer 

Produced by Jim Albritton | Colby McPhail’s battle with acute lymphocytic leukemia—the most common type of childhood cancer—highlights treatment successes at the Children’s Cancer Center at Batson Children’s Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi. | http://newsocracy.tv | http://facebook.com/newsocracy

20 Years of Good Neighbor Day 

Produced by Jim Albritton | Like so many things, Good Neighbor Day started in Mississippi and spread around the world. In 1994, the late Brook Jacobs Sr, a florist and owner of Greenbrook Flowers in Jackson, had a simple idea that caught on and blossomed quickly. Participants receive a dozen free roses. They’re asked to keep one and pass the other 11 on to friends, family or total strangers. 

Today, 20 years later, on the 12th anniversary of 9/11, Good Neighbor Day is as big as ever and has evolved into a way to support Batson Children’s Hospital. Various items are raffled and donations are accepted on behalf of the Mississippi’s only children’s hospital.

Ole Miss Football Players Visit Batson Children’s Hospital 

Produced by Jim Albritton | Four Ole Miss football players visited Batson Children’s Hospital. Collins Moore, Robert and John Ratliff and Charlie Scott played with patients and toured the Eli Manning Children’s Clinics and the Children’s Cancer Clinic. | http://newsocracy.tv | http://facebook.com/newsocracy

A RAD VIDEO | Color Me Rad 5K Benefits Friends of Children’s Hospital 

Produced by Jim Albritton | The Color Me Rad 5K in Jackson, Mississippi is part of the Zippity Doo Dah Weekend in the city’s Fondren neighborhood. Zippity events, including Color Me Rad, benefit Friends of Children’s Hospital which supports Batson Children’s Hospital at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. | http://newsocracy.tv | http://facebook.com/newsocracy

In Their Shoes | Horse Handlers for the Budweiser Clydesdales 

Produced by Jim Albritton | Meet two horse handlers for the Budweiser Clydesdales and learn what they do and why they love their jobs. | http://newsocracy.tv | http://facebook.com/newsocracy

Budweiser Clydesdales Visit Batson Children’s Hospital 

Produced by Jim Albritton | The Budweiser Clydesdales visit Batson Children’s Hospital just two days before they parade through the streets of Jackson, Mississippi’s Fondren neighborhood in the Zippity Doo Dah Parade. The third annual parade and related activities benefit Friends of Children’s Hospital. |‪ http://newsocracy.tv‬ | ‪http://facebook.com/newsocracy‬

Songs for Kids Tour Comes to Batson Children’s Hospital

Produced by Jim Albritton | Patients and staff at Batson Children’s Hospital became part of the Songs for Kids concert tour, performing along with musicians on a mission to visit 200 children’s hospitals in 180 US cities in 2013. Their 25,000 mile nationwide journey, sponsored by the Songs for Kids Foundation, brought them to Mississippi’s only children’s hospital. | http://songsforkidsfoundation.org | http://facebook.com/newsocracy | http://newsocracy.tv

Mississippi Miracles Radiothon 2013 | A Day in the Life

Produced by Jim Albritton | The 2013 Mississippi Miracles Radiothon raised $400,754 for Batson Children’s Hospital. Over three days, Jackson stations Y101.7, US 96.3, Mix 98.7 and Jack FM and Vicksburg stations KHits and River 101 broadcast 39 hours of live interviews of current and former patients, parents and staff from the hospital’s lobby. Meridian stations 97 OKK, Kiss 104.1, Q101 and 105.7 The Beat also broadcast from Meridian. 

The money raised will be used to buy equipment and fund research and programs to help ensure Mississippi’s only children’s hospital is able to continue to provide the most advanced level of medical care for the state’s children. 

To learn more about the hospital or the Mississippi Miracles Radiothon or to make a donation, call 601-984-KIDS (5437) or toll-free 888-681-KIDS (5437). | http://newsocracy.tv | http://facebook.com/newsocracy

The Official Unofficial Guide | 2013 Mal’s St. Paddy’s Parade & Festival

Produced by Jim Albritton | Details about the grand marshal, theme and the Alabama Shakes and three other groups performing at the post parade Street Dance. The 31st Annual Mal’s St. Paddy’s Parade and Festival is Saturday, March 16, 2013 in downtown Jackson, Mississippi. | http://newsocracy.tv | http://malsstpaddysparade.com.

Batson 24/7 | Born to Be Wild & Speed Racer

Produced by Jim Albritton | At Batson Children’s Hospital the one constant is time. Morning rounds at 7 a.m. A heliport that never closes. Pediatric ambulances ready at a moment’s notice. Newborns in a minute-by-minute struggle for life. A surgery waiting room where time seemingly stands still. And a staff that constantly tries to separate hours-on from hours-off. These are their stories: Batson 24/7. | http://facebook.com/newsocracy | http://newsocracy.tv