Twenty Six Inspiring Stories at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & 1/2 Marathon

Columbus Marathon

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)
Kinley Mile 4 Leukemia
Nick Mile 5 Cystic fibrosis
Addie Mile 6 Retinopathy of prematurity
Adelyn Mile 7 Congenital hypothyroid
Rudy Mile 8 Leukemia
Justus Mile 9 Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE)
Morgan Mile 10 Gastroparesis
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)
Gavin Mile 23 Autism
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.