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Meet the 2017 Memorial Tournament Patient Champions

Meet the 2017 Memorial Tournament Patient Champions presented by Nationwide!

Since the tournament's inception in 1976, the Memorial Tournament has raised over $12.7 million for Nationwide Children's Hospital. 


Rickie Fowler and Patient Champion Alyssa

2016 Patient Champion Alyssa with PGA TOUR golfer Rickie Fowler


The Memorial Tournament Patient Champion Program is designed to recognize the strong, driving spirit and optimistic outlook of each patient that inspires not only their family and loved ones, but the entire community. Each year, eight Patient Champions from Nationwide Children’s Hospital have the opportunity to take center stage for pre-tournament events and meet PGA TOUR professionals and VIP Tournament experiences. 


Meet the 2017 Memorial Tournament Patient Champions presented by Nationwide:

Meet Alex

Age 5
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Meet Kinley

Age 11
Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Hypodiploid

Meet Macy

Age 4
Epilepsy (Chronic Allergic Inflammation)

Meet Joaquin

Age 8
Cleft Lip and Palate, Severe Reflux

Meet Makya

Age 10
Congenital scoliosis with malformed, fused ribs and vertebrae, VACTERL syndrome, ADHD, T-E fistula repair

Meet Olivia

Age 8
Osteogenesis Imperfecta


Meet Madeleine

Age 7
Eosinophilic Esophagitis (Chronic Allergic Inflammation)

Meet Sully

Age 6
Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)



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