Meet Our 2022 Mile Champions

24 patients treated at Nationwide Children’s Hospital are selected to line each mile of the race, share their story and inspire others. Each Marathon Mile Champion picks a theme for their mile and is celebrated for their strength and bravery. There is also one Angel Mile to honor those who are no longer with us and one Encore Mile where we recognize every patient who has lined the course in the past. Together, they represent the more than 1.4 million patient visits to our hospital every year.

Click below for the 2022 Marathon Mile Champions map

2022 Map
 

To apply for future Marathon Mile Champion opportunities click here.

Abigail

MEET ABIGAIL “ABBY”

Hometown: Grove City, OH
Age: 6
Diagnosis: Tetralogy of Fallot, Pulmonary Stenosis

Aleonah-Lou

MEET ALEONAH-LOU “LOU-LOU”

Hometown: Columbus, OH
Age: 11
Diagnosis: Tracheomalacia, Benign Hypermobility Syndrome

Annika

MEET ANNIKA

Hometown: Jefferson, OH
Age: 7
Diagnosis: Double Lung Transplant

Atreyu

MEET ATREYU

Hometown: Green Camp, OH
Age: 9
Diagnosis: Autism and Pediatric Cancer

Auron

MEET AURON

Hometown: Hilliard, OH
Age: 9
Diagnosis: Coffin-Siris Syndrome

Bowden

MEET BOWDEN

Hometown: Newark, OH
Age: 6
Diagnosis: Speech

Cadi

MEET CADENCE “CADI”

Hometown: Powell, OH
Age: 10
Diagnosis: Allergies and Asthma

Cameron

MEET CAMERON

Hometown: Westerville, OH
Age: 8
Diagnosis: Brain Tumor, Brain Lesion, Cortical Dysplasia

Cameron

MEET CAMERON

Hometown: Lewis Center, OH
Age: 13
Diagnosis: Pineal gland cyst, ADHD, Expressive speech disorder

Cayden

MEET CAYDEN

Hometown: Morral, OH
Age: 7
Diagnosis: Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH)

Connor

MEET CONNOR

Hometown: Dublin, OH
Age: 7
Diagnosis: Severe Scoliosis

Cortney

MEET CORTNEY

Hometown: Flushing, OH
Age: 23
Diagnosis: Spastic Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy, Neuromuscular Scoliosis

Emma

MEET EMMA

Hometown: Louisville, KY
Age: 11
Diagnosis: Hirschsprung’s Disease

Ethan

MEET ETHAN

Hometown: Bexley, OH
Age: 6
Diagnosis: Pediatric Scleroderma

Evelyn

MEET EVELYN

Hometown: Dublin, OH
Age: 8
Diagnosis: Sotos Syndrome, Congenital Heart Disease, Chronic Kidney Disease

Giada

MEET GIADA

Hometown: Van Wert, OH
Age: 8
Diagnosis: Encephalitis

Jenna

MEET JENNA

Hometown: Hilliard, OH
Age: 21
Diagnosis: CDG Type 1A, Multiple Brain Tumors

Jeremiah

MEET JEREMIAH

Hometown: Anna, OH
Age: 5
Diagnosis: Prematurity, BPD, Spastic Diplegic Cerebral Palsy

Jose

MEET JOSE

Hometown: Fredericktown, OH
Age: 10
Diagnosis: Craniosynostosis

Kai

MEET KAI

Hometown: Columbus, OH
Age: 4
Diagnosis: Complex Care

Kendrick

MEET KENDRICK

Hometown: Columbus, OH
Age: 7
Diagnosis: Burn, Asthma, Expressive language delay

Landon

MEET LANDON

Hometown: Westerville, OH
Age: 9
Diagnosis: Hip Dysplasia, Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Landon

MEET LANDON

Hometown: Delaware, OH
Age: 10
Diagnosis: Type 1 Diabetes

Ryley

MEET RYLEY

Hometown: Findlay, Ohio
Age: 16
Diagnosis: Heart Transplant

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