Meet Our 2021 Patient 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 Patient 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 2021 Patient Champions map

2021 Map
 

To apply for future Patient Champion opportunities click here.

Addyson

MEET ADDYSON

Hometown: Powell, OH
Age: 9
Diagnosis: Kozlowski Type Spondylometaphyseal Dysplasia, Kyphoscoliosis of the Spine

Adrianna

MEET ADRIANNA

Hometown: Lima, OH
Age: 6
Diagnosis: Congenital Cytomegalovirus(CMV), Hip Dysplasia, Bilateral Sensorineural Hearing Loss, Cochlear Implants

Anderson

MEET ANDERSON

Hometown: Granville, OH
Age: 9
Diagnosis: Hypoplastic Right Heart Syndrome

Andy

MEET ANDY

Hometown: Mounds, OK
Age: 13
Diagnosis: Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Gastroparesis

Aria

MEET ARIA

Hometown: Dublin, OH
Age: 13
Diagnosis: Ewing’s Sarcoma Cancer

Augie

MEET AUGUST “AUGIE”

Hometown: Columbus, OH
Age: 6
Diagnosis: Pilocytic Astrocytoma Tumor and Stenotrophomonas Multophelia Infection

Blaine

MEET BLAINE

Hometown: Land O’ Lakes, FL
Age: 9
Diagnosis: Bilateral Sensorineural Hearing Loss (deafness), Autism

Bridgette

MEET BRIDGETTE

Hometown: Powell, OH
Age: 18
Diagnosis: Major Depressive Disorder

Claire

MEET CLAIRE

Hometown: Hubbard, OH
Age: 21
Diagnosis: Coarction of the Aorta

Gianni

MEET GIANNI

Hometown: Blacklick, OH
Age: 6
Diagnosis: Spinal Muscular Atrophy (Type 3)

Jason

MEET JASON

Hometown: Toledo, OH
Age: 19
Diagnosis: Trisomy 15, Epilepsy

Jenna

MEET JENNA

Hometown: Hilliard, OH
Age: 17
Diagnosis: Severe Persistant asthma, Eosinophilic esophagitis, Vocal cord dysfunction, and Dysphagia

Luna

MEET LUNA

Hometown: Columbus, OH
Age: 17
Diagnosis: Gender Dysphoria, Anxiety, and Depression

MEET MATTHEW

Hometown: Gallipolis, OH
Age: 18
Diagnosis: Neurofibromatosis Type 1, Scoliosis

Morgan

MEET MORGAN

Hometown: Westlake, OH
Age: 4
Diagnosis: Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Oropharyngeal Dysphagia

Neil

MEET NEIL

Hometown: Dublin, OH
Age: 15
Diagnosis: Mixed Phenotype Acute Leukemia (MPAL)

Nora

MEET NORA

Hometown: Columbus, OH
Age: 3
Diagnosis: Intestinal Malrotation

Quentin

MEET QUENTIN

Hometown: Powell, OH
Age: 8
Diagnosis: Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy, Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD), Asthma

Raegan

MEET RAEGAN

Hometown: Senecaville, OH
Age: 13
Diagnosis: Apert Syndrome

Savannah

MEET SAVANNAH

Hometown: Columbus, OH
Age: 12
Diagnosis: Cushing’s Disease

Simon

MEET SIMON

Hometown: Hilliard, OH
Age: 8
Diagnosis: Autism, Epilepsy, Gtube, Eosinophilic esophagitis, ADHD, Keratoderma palmaris et plantaris

Sofia

MEET SOFIA

Hometown: Dublin, OH
Age: 11
Diagnosis: Henoch-Schoenlein Purpura (HSP)

MEET SYDNEY

Hometown: Pickerington, OH
Age: 13
Diagnosis: Cleft Lip and Palate

Taylor

MEET TAYLOR

Hometown: Carey, OH
Age: 17
Diagnosis: Bowel Obstruction causing Ovarian Cyst

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