On Oct. 20, 2013, 18,000 runners and walkers will support patients at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital with every step they take. Each mile of the marathon is dedicated to a Miracle Mile Patient Champion — a patient at the hospital with a story to inspire. At each mile marker, these courageous kids will be on hand to cheer on the participants and motivate them through their journey.
Molly’s Mile 13
Each year, Nationwide chooses an associate’s son or daughter — a current patient at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital — to sponsor at the race. Nationwide Children’s Hospital has made a big difference in Molly’s life, a 15-year-old type 1 diabetic who will be representing Mile 13. Each patient is encouraged to decorate his or her mile marker, so expect to see lots of smiley faces as you pass by Mile 13!
Meet all of our Miracle Mile Patient Champions
|Name||Mile Marker||Being treated for|
|Skyler||Mile 1||Cerebral palsy|
|Will||Mile 2||Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)|
|Colt||Mile 3||Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA)|
|Nick||Mile 5||Cystic fibrosis|
|Addie||Mile 6||Retinopathy of prematurity|
|Adelyn||Mile 7||Congenital hypothyroid|
|Justus||Mile 9||Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE)|
|Madeline||Mile 11||Stage 4 neuroblastoma|
|The Angel Mile||Mile 12||A special mile dedicated to the patients who have passed away|
|Molly||Mile 13||Type 1 diabetes|
|Katelynn||Mile 14||Chronic lung disease, osteoporosis and kidney disease|
|Kylie||Mile 15||A rare chromosome disorder, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, physical disabilities and cognitive delays|
|Ashley||Mile 16||Synovial sarcoma and typhlitis|
|Connor||Mile 17||Hydrops fetalis|
|Owen||Mile 18||Terminal mitochondrial disease|
|The Encore Mile||Mile 19||A special mile dedicated to the 25 patients who were represented at last year’s marathon|
|Dae’shaun Martin||Mile 20||Progressive myoclonus epilepsy (PME)|
|Bryer||Mile 21||Intrauterine Growth Restriction (IUGR)|
|Camdon||Mile 22||Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF)|
|Heather||Mile 24||Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS)|
|Kinzley||Mile 25||Hurler Syndrome|
|Madison||Mile 26||Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)|
For the second year in a row, the hospital will be the title beneficiary of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & 1/2 Marathon. Our partnership with last year’s marathon helped raise nearly $1 million for the hospital.
This year’s marathon registration is completely sold out, but you can still show your support by joining the Children’s Champion and fundraising for Molly and other Miracle Mile Patient Champions.