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

Ambassador Highlight: Meet Thiago

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

CMN Ambassador Evangeline Owens

Ambassador Highlight: Meet Evangeline

Aug 31st, 2017

When Evangeline Owens was only 5 days old, she woke up with a low body temperature and in her mother’s arms.

Ambassador Highlight: Meet Jack

Ambassador Highlight: Meet Jack

Jul 25th, 2017

Most sixth graders’ biggest worry is what’s for dinner, or how to convince parents to buy the latest video game. When Jack Murray was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia, or AML, at 11 years old, he and his family were focused on something much more important.