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CMN Hospitals Champion Celebrates Birthday with Parade of First Responders

Easton DeJong, 2020 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Champion for the state of Nebraska, and his family celebrated Easton’s 7th birthday on June 23. Although the COVID-19 pandemic prevented the DeJongs from having a traditional celebration with family and friends, his parents Danielle and Brenden, planned an extra special surprise for their son — a drive-by parade.

Friends and family with balloons and signs drove past the DeJong house to wish Easton a happy birthday. The parade of vehicles also included a Children’s Hospital & Medical Center ambulance, Omaha Police Department cruisers and an Omaha Fire Department truck team in addition to members of local car clubs.

Area Walmart Neighborhood Markets presented Easton with a new bicycle in recognition of him serving as the 2020 CMN Champion this year.

Happy 7th Birthday, Easton!