Marathon Patient Champions :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Marathon Patient Champions

The most meaningful marathon in the country. Stories at every mile. 


Meet our 2016 Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Marathon & 1/2 Marathon Patient Champions: 

Meet Breanna
Age: 14
Diagnosis: Crohn's induced Pseudotumor Myositis

Meet Tristen
Age: 9
Diagnosis: Multiple Diagnoses

Meet Riley
Age: 11
Diagnosis: Mucopolysaccharidosis Type II (MPS II)

Meet Gracelynn
Age: 3
Diagnosis: Spina Bifida


Meet Alex
Age: 21
Diagnosis: Aortic Stenosis and Coarctation of the Aorta
Meet Lyla
Age: 9
Diagnosis: Asthma
Meet Grant
Age: 4
Diagnosis: 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome
Meet Millie
Age: 5
Diagnosis: Arthrogryposis, Distal Type 1
Meet Louis
Age: 16
Diagnosis: Traumatic Brain Injury
Meet Jessica
Age: 15
Diagnosis:  Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis
Angel Mile Meet Jude
Age: 10
Diagnosis: Addison's Disease, Adrenoleukodystrophy

Meet Joel
Age: 8
Diagnosis: Cerebal Palsy

Meet Laila
Age: 4
Diagnosis: Astrocytoma of Spinal Cord

Meet Mason
Age: 15
Diagnosis: Type 1 Diabetes (Insulin dependent diabetes)


Meet Aaron
Age: 9
Diagnosis: Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, Epilepsy and Cerebral Palsy


Meet Benjamin
Age: 4
Diagnosis: Autism Spectrum Disorder

Encore Mile

Meet Melanie
Age: 13
Diagnosis: Myxopapillary Ependymoma

Meet Jacob
Age: 18
Diagnosis: Ewing's Sarcoma


Meet Evan
Age: 6
Diagnosis: Double Outlet Right Ventricle with Transposition of the Great Arteries

Meet Layla
Age: 6
Diagnosis: Batten's Disease


Meet Alyssa
Age: 19
Diagnosis: Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

Meet Killian
Age: 6
Diagnosis: Severe Prematurity



Meet Ella
Age: 8
Diagnosis: Colonic Neuropathy Pseudo Obstruction and Rectal Dysmotility


Meet Arjun
Age: 5
Diagnosis: Progressive Sensorineural Hearing Loss


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