Patient Champions

Since 2012, Patient Champions have cheered on participants from each mile of the Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Marathon & 1/2 Marathon. These patients share their story to inspire every athlete along their 13.1 or 26.2 miles.

There are 24 individual patients, one Angel Mile to honor those who are no longer with us and one Encore Mile where we recognize every patient who has lined the course in the past. Together, they represent the more than 1.2 million patient visits to our hospital every year.

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Meet our 2017 Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Marathon and 1/2 Marathon Patient Champions:

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Meet Bo
Diagnosis: Short Bowel Syndrome

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Meet Deacon
Diagnosis: Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS)

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Meet Olivia
Diagnosis: Bilateral Hearing Loss, Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC), Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS)

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Meet Allie
Diagnosis: Enlarged Tonsils and Adenoids

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Meet Izzy
Diagnosis: Down Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD)

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Meet Mya
Diagnosis:  Atypical Septic Shock, Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT)

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Meet Ally
Diagnosis: Cleft Lip and Palate

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Meet Sawyer
Diagnosis: Autism Spectrum Disorder

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Meet Amelia
Diagnosis: Stage IV Neuroblastoma

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Meet Joseph
Diagnosis: Extreme Prematurity, Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP), Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD)

Angel Mile

Angel Mile

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Meet Jacob
Diagnosis: Wilms' Tumor

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Meet Matthew
Diagnosis: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

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Meet Ashlee
Diagnosis: Asthma, Selective Immune Deficiency, Migraines

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Meet Trevan
Diagnosis: Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS)

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Meet Andrew
Diagnosis: Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

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Meet Anna
Diagnosis: Moebius Syndrome, Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Intestinal Motility Disorder

 Encore Mile

Encore Mile

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Meet Carson
Diagnosis: Cerebral Palsy

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Meet Halle
Diagnosis: Down Syndrome, Atrioventricular Septal Defect (AVSD)

Patient Champion Joshua

Meet Joshua
Diagnosis: Extreme Prematurity, Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD), Amblyopia, Estropia

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Meet William
Diagnosis: Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma - Diffuse Large B Cell

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Meet Isabel
Diagnosis: Osteogenesis Imperfecta

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Meet Kyla
Diagnosis: Tetralogy of Fallot, Type 1 Diabetes

 

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Meet Jagger
Diagnosis: Type 1 Diabetes

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Meet Bella
Diagnosis: Phelan-McDermid Syndrome, Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI), Polymicrogyria, Autonomic Dysfunction