Marathon Patient Champions :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Marathon Patient Champions

One amazing marathon. Stories at every mile. A new way to give.


Meet our 2016 Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Marathon Patient Champions: 

Meet Jessica
Age: 15
Diagnosis: Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis

Meet Laila
Age: 4
Diagnosis: Astrocytoma of Spinal Cord

Meet Joel
Age: 8
Diagnosis: Cerebal Palsy


Meet Jacob
Age: 18
Diagnosis: Ewing's Sarcoma


Meet Tristen
Age: 9
Diagnosis: Multiple Diagnoses
Meet Mason
Age: 15
Diagnosis: Type 1 Diabetes (Insulin dependent diabetes)
Meet Evan
Age: 6
Diagnosis: Double Outlet Right Ventricle with Transposition of the Great Arteries
Meet Gracelynn
Age: 3
Diagnosis: Spina Bifida
Meet Layla
Age: 6
Diagnosis: Batten's Disease
Meet Benjamin
Age: 4
Diagnosis:  Autism Spectrum Disorder
Angel Mile Meet Lyla
Age: 9
Diagnos: Asthma

Meet Jude
Age: 10
Diagnosis: Addison's Disease, Adrenoleukodystrophy

Meet Millie
Age: 5
Diagnosis: Arthrogryposis, Distal Type 1

Meet Grant
Age: 4
Diagnosis: 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome


Meet Killian
Age: 6
Diagnosis: Severe Prematurity


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

Encore Mile

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


Meet Arjun
Age: 5
Diagnosis: Progressive Sensorineural Hearing Loss


Meet Alex
Age: 21
Diagnosis: Aortic Stenosis and Coarctation of the Aorta

Meet Alyssa
Age: 19
Diagnosis: Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis


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

Meet Melanie
Age: 13
Diagnosis: Myxopapillary Ependymoma



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


Meet Louis
Age: 16
Diagnosis: Traumatic Brain Injury


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