MIRACLE FAMILIES

Dance Marathon isn't just about the how much money is raised or how long we dance, it is about the families of CMN. In the end, we are dancing for the families and FTK! During the year leading up to the Big Event, we plan many activities and get together with the families. This allows us to get to know all the families on a personal level, so we can plan an event that is special to them. We have the privilege to hear their stories and learn about the different conditions each of the kids have been affected by. This makes our hard work that much more rewarding! 

Olivia

Olivia

Philadelphia Chromosome ALL

Abigail

Abigail

Midline Field Defects

Alexis

Alexis

Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Alistair

Alistair

Coronary Heart Disease

Aurora

Aurora

Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 2

Beckem

Beckem

Multiple Birth Defects (unilateral incomplete cleft lip, incomplete cleft palate, spot on his heart, and persistent right umbilical vein wrapped around his stomach and gallbladder)

Bethanie

Bethanie

Infantile Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Bigby

Bigby

Multiple Heart Defects

Carson

Carson

Stage 1 Airway Stenosis and Tracheomyalcia

Donald

Donald

Bronchial Pulmonary Dysplagia, slight fine motor issues, ADHD, and moderate MR

Ethan

Ethan

Hemorrhage in the Left Temporal Lobe and Seizure Disorder

Everett

Everett

Spina Bifida

Giulli

Giulli

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Hazel

Hazel

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Isaac

Isaac

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Jessica

Jessica

Linear Scleroderma and Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

Joseph

Joseph

Tetralogy of Fallot

Kain

Kain

Tetralogy of Fallot

Lauren

Lauren

Wilm's Tumor

Lauryn

Lauryn

Rhabdoid tumor of the liver

Luke

Luke

Double Outlet Right Ventrical Transposition of Great Arteries and Pulmonary Stenosis

Madi

Madi

Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Mason

Mason

Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Michael

Michael

Adrenal Mass and Thyroid Cyst

Mila

Mila

Down Syndrome & Hydronephrosis

Nehemiah

Nehemiah

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Paden

Paden

Acute Lymphoid Leukemia with the Philadelphia Chromosome

Parker

Parker

Ewing’s Sarcoma

Reid

Reid

Medulloblastoma

Sam

Sam

Adrenal Insuffiency

Sawyer

Sawyer

Mild Cerebral Palsy

Sophia

Sophia

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Tateum

Tateum

Age: 2-years-old Diagnosis: Hirschsprung's Disease

William

William

Spina Bifida, Hydrocephalus, Chiari Malformation type 2, grade 4 hydronephrosis, grade 3 kidney disease, neurogenic bowel, neurogenic bladder, bilateral clubbed feet, possible kidney failure, and severe obstructive sleep apnea.

DANCING IN OUR HEARTS

At St. Ambrose we are very lucky to have such amazing Miracle Families.  Though all the stories, diagnoses, and families are different; they are equally an important part of our Dance Marathon Family. Here at SAU, we have a special place in our hearts for some very special kiddos. These kiddos are kiddos that fought very hard, but are now always Dancing in Our Hearts. We remember Our Dancing in Our Heart Kiddos in best way we can, by trying to make sure that someday there will be no more Dancing in Our Heart Kiddos.

Alex Belk

Alex Belk

Passed: April 22, 2014 | 11​ years old Diagnosis: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Bryce Campbell

Bryce Campbell

Passed: January 2013 | 15 years old Diagnosis: T-Cell Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoblastic Lymphoma​

Jackson Gipe

Jackson Gipe

Passed: August 11, 2014 | 12 years old Diagnosis: TCell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Kyle Koberg

Kyle Koberg

Passed: October 2017 | 23 years old Diagnosis: Joubert Syndrome

Peyton White

Peyton White

Passed: June 2015 | 9​ years old Diagnosis: Metachromatic Leukodystrophy

Sergio Wogomon

Sergio Wogomon

Passed: July 2010 | 13 years old Diagnosis: Acute Myeloid Leukemia M6

Tori Vogel

Tori Vogel

Passed: May 2015 | 14 years old Diagnosis: Ewings Sarcoma and AML

Will Kohn

Will Kohn

Passed: January 2018 | 7 years old Diagnosis: Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome

Zoe Stamer

Zoe Stamer

Passed: September 2011 | 6 years old Diagnosis: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

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Dance Marathon is a yearlong celebration of life to provide emotional and financial support for the families treated at the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital in Iowa City, our local Children's Miracle Network Hospital. Dance Marathon is for the kids, and at St. Ambrose, we 'BEElieve in the Kids'.