The Kids

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Kaylee Bull 2020

Kaylee Bull is an 11-year-old little girl with a huge personality.

Meet Kaylee

Riley Hughes 2020

Riley was born with a rare Congenital Heart Disease and was diagnosed with Tetralogy of Failot with Pulmonary Atresia and DiGeorge Syndrome.

Meet Riley

Chase Langland 2020

Meet Chase

Crista Raiford 2020

Crista was born prematurely at 28 weeks and her only saving grace at birth was her body temperature.

Meet Crista

Brooklyn Stallard 2020

Brooklyn Stallard is an amazing 8-year-old.  It became clear before she was even born while in utero, she had many health issues and stopped growing.

Meet Brooklyn

Allie Stevens 2020

Let me start by saying that Allie has always been a fighter. 

Meet Allie


Kaylee D'Angelo 2019

Kaylee should be an Angel because she's been through hell and back and through it all she has had smile on her face. Kaylee knows no stranger and is the sweetest girl.

Meet Kaylee

Emileigh Freese 2019

She loves Music, musical toys, and movies that have lots of music in them. Emileigh loves other kids, going outside, going for rides in the car. Her quality of life is the motivator for everything I do for her. For all she's endured she deserves things that make her happy.

Meet Emileigh

JayLynn Mozingo 2019

JayLynn is an amazing young lady who has been not only affected by one chronic illness but by two requiring her to fight for every new day. In her 9 years, she has spent more than 90% of her life in the hospital setting.

Meet JayLynn

Evan Poe 2019

Evan suffer from daily seizures associated with Lennox Gastaut Syndrome, Severe Cerebral Palsy and con not eat, walk, talk, sit up, communicate, or even handle his secretions.

Meet Evan

Michael Quintero 2019

Michael doesn't let everything get in the way of his beautiful spirit! He sings and plays the piano, he tells jokes and loves the minions! He warms your heart when you talk to him and even living hooked up to tubes and machines now, he will still smile, joke and sing!

Meet Michael

Nathan Venman 2019

The majority of Nathan's first year was spent in the hospital. By nine months old he had already three open heart surgeries. The last surgery was to repair his aortic arch and the doctors did not think it was successful. The decision was made to take him off all ventilators to let God do his work. His parents were told on a Tuesday that they didn't think he would see the weekend.

He beat the odds.

Meet Nathan


Andrew Flory 2018

Meet Andrew

John Paul Harbison 2018

Our story began on Easter Sunday, 2002, when in an instant our lives would be changed forever.

Meet John Paul

Johnathan Lucas Hiatt 2018

Johnathan Lucas is a 24 weeker. He was born the day he turned 24 weeks.

Meet Johnathan Lucas

Jessica Lee McKittrick 2018

Each case of mitochondrial disease is different and progresses at a different rate.

Meet Jessica Lee

Jerrica Stone 2018

Jerrica is a 9 year old little girl with CMS, a rare genetic disease which affects her muscles.

Meet Jerrica

Brody Thomas 2018

Brody was born at 34 weeks on 4/25/06 due to a placental abruption. He was delivered stillborn by emergency c section and was revived.

We're grateful for everyday we get with our amazing little man.

Meet Brody


Aspen Franklin 2017

Aspen was diagnosed with Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) in August 2013, at the age of 16 months.

Meet Aspen

Brandon Hawkins 2017

Brandon has beat many odds and continues to fight every day.

On May 14th 2016 Brandon complained of a headache after a birthday party. After resting Brandon awoke suddenly with difficulty breathing. Brandon stopped breathing and went into cardiac arrest.

Meet Brandon

Logan Heller 2017

Logan is a 14 year old, happy-go-lucky student and athlete. He loves animals, playing baseball, video qames, bowling, and spending time laughing and joking with family and friends. ln Novernber of 2015, Logan was diagnosed with a rare childhood brain turnar called Juvenile Pilocytic Astrocytorna as well as several cysts on his brain stem.

Meet Logan

Walter Herbert 2017

For 18 months now my child has endured many major surgeries, lost a kidney, been through numerous rounds of chemo and endured 2 stem call transplants.

Meet Walter

Ethan Hollander 2017

Ethan was born 12 weeks early on May 15, 2008. He had stopped growing at 18 weeks gestation and was given a ZERO percent chance of survival at 24 weeks. Mom was admitted to the hospital to wait for his heart to stop beating. But Ethan had other plans.

Meet Ethan

Jo Jo Tenbrink 2017

Jo Jo was born March 25 2010, completely healthy. At four months old she began having seizures that progressed. After a 6 hour seizure she was diagnosed with Dravet syndrome.

Meet Jo Jo


Audrey Ellerhorst 2016

Audrey was born with a rare genetic disorder named Trisomy 18. Trisomy 18 is a chromosomal disorder in which there are three copies of the 18th chromosome in every cell of the body rather than the usual two.

Meet Audrey

Johnathan Franklin 2016

When Johnathan was a baby he never started talking. After countless doctors‘appointments and many visits to specialist at Cincinnati Children Hospital the doctors discovered that Johnathan has autism.

Meet Johnathan

Ayden Hingsbergen 2016

I was diagnosed with a mitochondrial disease called, Leigh’s syndrome, and lesions on the brain stem at age 4.

Meet Ayden

Faith Hingsbergen 2016

I was diagnosed with a mitochondrial disease called, Leigh’s syndrome, and lesions on the brain stem at age 4.

Meet Faith

Landon Mock 2016

Landon Mock is a sweet loving 8 year old little boy who at 3 months old started experiencing seizures. Landon was diagnosed with a rare chromosome disorder called ring 14 partial deletion.

Meet Landon

Clara Schablein 2016

Clara has no known diagnosis, but she has something wrong with just about every system in her body.

It is truly humbling to watch her fight for everything so many of us take for granted. It instantly puts things into perspective

Meet Clara


Rachel Meier 2015

Meet Rachel

Hunter Smith 2015

Meet Hunter

AJ Stafford 2015

Meet AJ

Charity Wright 2015

Meet Charity


Sophia Bruns 2014

Meet Sophia

Isaac Clark 2014

Meet Isaac

Daya Mounts 2014

"Life is a precious gift and I made a promise to myself to never waste a day and my cancer will not stop me!"

Meet Daya

Lauren Singer 2014

Meet Lauren


Alli Acey 2013

Alli was born four weeks premature on August 30, 1995.

Meet Alli

Madalyn Branham 2013

In July of 2010, after several months of sickness, Madalyn was diagnosed with AML (Acute Myeloid Leukemia) at the age of 4 ½ months. She was immediately admitted into Cincinnati Children’s Hospital to undergo 4 rounds of chemotherapy.

Meet Madalyn

Ethan Gregory 2013

Our son, Ethan Gregory, was born with a cleft lip and a congenital heart defect.

Meet Ethan


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Madelyn Schutte 2012

Madelyn Schutte is a smart, funny, compassionate 11-year-old who loves her family, soccer, basketball and especially being with her friends. She is the oldest child of five ~ three sisters and one brother. This 5th grader loves to laugh and make others happy with her thoughtfulness and creativity. She lives in Miami Heights with her parents and siblings.

Meet Madelyn

Karter Stinson 2012

Karter was born on July 20, 2007 in Cincinnati at Good Samaritan Hospital. He is the youngest of 4 children in the Stinson family. He has an older brother (Kieran) who is in 9th grade at Oak Hills High School, an older sister (Kelsey) who is in 6th grade at Rapid Run Middle School, and another older sister (Kailey) who is in 2nd grade at Dulles Elementary School.

Meet Karter


Grant Alexander 2011

He just says that he wants to use the money to eat out.

Meet Grant

Hanna Blake 2011

Hanna is 12 years old also and she lives in Cadiz, Ohio.

Meet Hanna

Shane DiGiovanna 2011

Shane has been saving his money for the past year and a half to buy a very sophisticated airplane flight simulator program for the computer. It is coming out in December. He is 4hoping he just needs to upgrade our existing computer to use this software but is trying to save enough to buy a new computer if he needs to. He has been mega-focused on this goal because he loves anything to do with space and flight and this software is going to be very exciting for him. The FAA uses a version of this software to train pilots. It is that amazing!

Meet Shane

Carson Kissell 2011

We are looking at applying the grant money towards a vinyl swing set or other special material that is conducive to Carson/EB -- wood swing sets present problems with splinters.

Meet Carson

Tony McCrea 2011

Tony is still trying to make up his mind on what to do with the money. He said he wanted to give half of it to Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy. ( We work on 2 fundraisers per year for Parent Project.) We told him that is so very generous of him, and he could give a little bit to them, but this is money he should do something just for him. He thinks he might spend it on a trip..we're just not sure where ( there are so many places he's like to go.)

Meet Tony


Blake Garrett 2010

I was diagnosed with ALL (Acute lymphoblastic leukemia) in January of 2009.

In September of 2009 I began maintenance treatments.

In March 2010, a trace of leukemia was found in my spinal fluid and in the bone marrow (0.13 of 1% of cells).

I entered the hospital again on March 9th to begin intensive chemo therapy with the ultimate goal of a bone marrow transplant and cure.

Meet Blake