Avery was born in 2011 with an extremely rare heart condition known as Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, which means the left side of her heart did not fully develop. At only three days old, Avery had her first open-heart surgery, which was followed by a second surgery in November of 2011, and a third surgery in July of 2014. Children like Avery have very complex heart conditions. In fact, 1 out of 100 babies born each year have a heart defect, of which over 50% are at risk of dying with no surgery to correct.
Thankfully, at Nationwide Children's, we are treating hearts of all shapes and sizes through our life-saving research and care. Today, Avery is one of our miracle stories as a very happy, playful, and typical 3-year-old girl.
Celebrate kids like Avery by raising awareness for heart-related research and care.Read what The Heart Center at Nationwide Children's means to Avery's parents and watch this video about Avery's journey.
Support the Heart Center - Attend Denim & Diamonds
Attend Kinder Key of Nationwide Children's Hospital's 10th Annual Denim & Diamonds Gala. The event will take place on Saturday, April 25 from 7:00 p.m. to Midnight at The Venue at Corazon in Dublin. Mix your jeans and jewels for a casually elegant evening benefitting the Heart Center at Nationwide Children's Hospital. Tickets can be purchased by clicking here.
For additional information, visit NationwideChildrens.org/KinderKey or call Cindy Laux at (614) 355-5413.
Run, Walk, and Fundraise for Kids, Cures & Miracles
The Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Marathon & 1/2 Marathon will be held on Sunday, October 18, 2015. Registration for this year's race is now open! Join hundreds of other race participants and challenge yourself to not only participate as a runner, walker or cheerleader in the race, but fundraise as a Children's Champion! Move through the course knowing that YOU are making a difference in the lives of children, and earn great race-weekend benefits! Learn more about ways to get involved at NationwideChildrens.org/Marathon.
Twenty-four individual Patients are chosen to represent the hospital on each mile of the race, along with the Angel Mile and Encore Mile. The Patient Champions inspire runners, walkers, and the Central Ohio community to raise funds and awareness for Nationwide Children's. If there is a child in your life that has been treated by the skilled staff of Nationwide Children's who you believe would be a good fit for this opportunity, please encourage them to apply at NationwideChildrens.org/Patient-Champions-Share-Your-Story.
Get Your Free Pancakes at IHOP and Help Local Kids!
The signature event for all CMN hospitals and IHOP, National Pancake Day, will occur from 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. March 3rd. During this time, customers can order a short stack of buttermilk pancakes at no cost. All Central Ohio IHOP restaurants will be collecting donations for Nationwide Children's Hospital.
Click here to enter your zip code and find the location nearest you!
Since 1991, Speedway associates and customers have been generously supporting Nationwide Children’s Hospital through icon campaigns, golf outings, and round-up events. This week, we would like to salute the wonderful employees at all of the Speedway locations throughout central Ohio who have tirelessly made “the ask” to give one dollar at a time. Through their generous support, we have been able to continue proudly supporting our mission of providing care regardless of a family’s ability to pay. If you are fueling up this weekend or taking a Speedy Premium Coffee break, please take a moment to tip your hat to our wonderful friends at Speedway.
Thank you Speedway for making millions of miracles happen every day.