CMN Hospitals Ambassadors


There is nothing more powerful and motivating than a miracle story.


The Children’s Miracle Network ambassador program at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital provides a platform to help families share their incredible stories to further its mission of building awareness and increasing funds for hospitalized children in our community.

Are you or a special family you know interested in learning how to become an Ambassador? Let us know!

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Ambassador Highlight: Meet Cat

May 25th, 2017

Twelve years ago on Cat Chennell's 4th birthday, she was diagnosed with primary pulmonary hypertension. Doctors told her family that she would probably not live to see her 5th birthday.

Ambassador Highlight: Meet Harper

Mar 27th, 2017

A little over three years ago, Harper Jean “Bean” Youmans made her entrance to the world. Six months after her birth, her mother noticed some alarming things.

Ambassador Highlight: Meet Arden

Jan 26th, 2017

Arden was born prematurely at 32 weeks, becoming extremely ill at just 6 weeks old. Doctors in the UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit discovered that her heart had grown to take up 75 percent of her chest cavity and was crushing her lungs.

Ambassador Highlight: Meet McKenna

Dec 20th, 2016

Just by looking at her, you would never know that McKenna was diagnosed — while still in utero — with multiple complex congenital heart defects.