John Lauck, President and CEO of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, has passed away on February 7 due to complications from a tragic bike accident.
Over the years, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals have raised funds for children's hospitals, medical research, and community awareness of children's health issues. To date, they have raised more than $7 billion dollars for medical research and community awareness of children's health issues, which is distributed directly to a network of 170 children's hospitals
"John's passing is a tremendous loss for our organization," said Nana Mensah, Chair of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals' Board of Trustees. "John will be missed by so many. We will be supporting his family and the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals community during this heartbreaking time."
John's family shared the following statement: "As John's family - his wife Alison, his sons Ryan (Leia), Alan (Jhoi), Eric (Kate), and Ethan, along with John's parents John and Evelyn Lauck, siblings, and other family members - we would like to express our sincere appreciation for the outpouring of love and support our family has received since John's tragic accident. John's life impacted so many of us in remarkable ways, and we are grateful for the expressions of kindness and concern as we have navigated this unspeakably difficult journey."
"John was truly an amazing man who loved and was loved," says singer and actor John Schneider. "No one ever knows when they will go on their last bicycle ride, walk in the park or flight. Love one another and tell each other so. You were a great man, a visionary, a friend. We miss you dearly."
In lieu of flowers, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals is accepting donations in Lauck's name at ChildrensMiracleNetworkHospitals.org.