Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Champions

Champions is a Children's Miracle Network Hospitals program that brings attention to the important work being done at its 170 children’s hospitals. It does this by honoring 51 remarkable kids who have faced severe medical challenges, and helping them tell their stories.

The Champions program designates a child in every state who has bravely battled a serious injury or illness. The Champions represent the nearly 17 million children treated at Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals every year. The 2011 Champions have dealt with a wide variety of injuries and illnesses including genetic diseases, organ transplants and traumas, as well as various types of cancer.

The Champions travel for a week in October, first to Washington, D.C., where they traditionally meet with their state senators on Capitol Hill, and the President of the United States during a visit to the White House. They then take a private chartered flight, provided by Delta Air Lines, to Orlando, Fla. There, champions meet Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals sponsors, hospital representatives and media partners who all convene to celebrate a year of medical miracles during the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Celebration event at Walt Disney World Resort.


  1. Hi Hanna,

    Congratulations on being recognized as the 2011 Children's Miracle Network champion! You and your sister hve been champions your entire lives, but it's nice to know that your determination and positive attitude are being recognized. I hope that you enjoy everything that this will bring.

    We are also an Oregon Hurler's family. Our son, Ethan, was transplanted at Doernbecher Children's Hospital in Portland in 2009. We are now at the University of Minnesota Children's Hospital undergoing a second transplant. I hope that we will have the opportunity to meet you when we get back home.

    In the meantime, thanks for all that you are doing to raise awareness of MPS and the importance of strong medical facilities for children.

    With hope,
    Todd, Sarah, Caleb and Ethan Waddell

  2. Congrats on this recongition Hanna and for the awareness you will raise!

    Erica - MPS I S Adult