Friends and family gather for Children's Miracle Network send off

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - On Oct. 7, people gathered at Ace Hardware on Johnny Mercer Blvd. to send Mathew and Steven Hoffman off to Washington D.C. as part of the Children's Miracle Network.

The two boys are the 2011 winners for Georgia and will represent Memorial Health when the network travels to raise awareness across the country. The twins were born 24 weeks early and only weighed a pound at birth. Today they are well enough to travel the country. ACE Hardware has been a part of the send off's for many years.

"It's something pleasurable, to be part of something that is bigger than you and I and involves good thoughts for everybody. It makes you feel proud to know that the Miracle Network hospitals are making important contributions to people's lives," said Ed Poenicke, ACE Hardware.

The twins will also get the chance to go to Walt Disney World in Florida on their trip.

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