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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.

Ambassador Highlight: Meet Emily and Elie

Jun 22nd, 2017

A hospital stay is not something a family wants to experience—let alone with multiple family members.

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.