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Ambassador Highlight: Meet Kendall

Ambassador Highlight: Meet Kendall

Published: May 10th, 2019

If you have attended Dance Marathon at UF in recent years, chances are you’ve seen a young girl with braided pigtails in the center of all the action. Meet Kendall Lewis, AKA Miss K.

Ambassador Highlight: Meet Caden

Ambassador Highlight: Meet Caden

Published: Jan 31st, 2019

“Caden has never known a life without hemophilia or Shands. Shands is as normal to his life as daycare,” said Caden’s mother, Christina.

Baby Thiago on a hospital bed in a striped sweater, blue baseball cap and small Converse shoes

Ambassador Highlight: Meet Thiago

Published: Nov 27th, 2018

The Ramos family recently relocated to the United States for one main reason: treatment for their 10-month-old son, Thiago.

CMN Ambassador Luke Lambert

Ambassador Highlight: Meet Luke

Published: Aug 1st, 2018

Before leukemia, 3-year-old Luke Lambert was a ‘care-free and fun wild child’ who loved to play with the students at the school where his parents taught.

CMN Ambassador Dani-Lynn Early

Ambassador Highlight: Meet Dani-Lynn

Published: Jun 29th, 2018

Like many families whose children are born with serious illness, the Early family vividly remembers the day their lives changed forever.

UF Health Shands Children's Hospital CMN Ambassador Jenna Rogers

Ambassador Highlight: Meet Jenna

Published: May 16th, 2018

18-year-old Jenna Rogers is a fitting example of how expert medical intervention at a young age makes all the difference in the world.

CMN Ambassador Willa Ambrosius

Ambassador Highlight: Meet Willa

Published: Mar 29th, 2018

If you have a chance to talk to 10-year-old Willa Ambrosius, she will tell you a lot about herself.

UF Health Shands Children's Hospital CMN Ambassador Caden Buth.

Ambassador Highlight: Meet Caden

Published: Feb 27th, 2018

5-year-old Caden Buth loves singing, dancing and acting—but like a dinosaur or a robot.

CMN Ambassador Abby Sapp

Ambassador Highlight: Meet Abby

Published: Jan 25th, 2018

When patients are diagnosed with a chronic illness, they often become experts in their own care management and the details of their disease. Eight-year-old Abby Sapp is no exception.

Ambassador Highlight: Meet Kinsey

Ambassador Highlight: Meet Kinsey

Published: Oct 12th, 2017

For the first seven months of her life, Kinsey was a perfectly normal baby. When her arms and legs suddenly began to swell, her parents learned that Kinsey was in kidney failure.