Big Lots and Nationwide Children’s Hospital are partnering to give BIG and help kids everywhere! Nationwide Children’s is creating the future of pediatric health care as America’s largest pediatric health care and research center – delivering care for more than 1.4 million patient visits a year, and providing world class research for preventions, treatments and cures. Families travel from across the nation and around the globe to Nationwide Children’s for care and hope. When you support Nationwide Children’s Hospital, you help kids everywhere.
In Leah’s sophomore year of high school, she came close to being hospitalized due to her suicidal thoughts. With treatment, Leah has learned to manage her anxiety and depression. She will need to cope with these things for the rest of her life, but her future is bright. Now, she is an advocate for behavioral health.Read Full Bio
When Gracie was two, she needed a double heart and lung transplant to survive. She was denied treatment everywhere except Nationwide Children’s Hospital. There, doctors conducted three rounds of experimental procedures to force her lungs to grow in preparation for her fourth open heart surgery, which was successful.Read Full Bio
Sasha was born with a cleft palate. Her prior treatment gave her the ability to eat, but her speech suffered. Despite the deficit that therapy wasn't able to fix, her hometown doctors wouldn’t consider further action until she was older. Sasha’s parents scoured the country for a cleft palate team that would help and found Nationwide Children’s to be the perfect fit.Read Full Bio
At 17 months, Mikey was diagnosed with epilepsy. That day he began his journey of many therapies and treatments for his condition and developmental delays. When he was two years old, he worked hard to take his first steps. One year later, Mikey had his first seizure since his diagnosis. Then, when he was five, Mikey experienced a seizure that nearly ended his life.Read Full Bio
At the age of 5, Billy was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), a terminal degenerative muscle disease. He understands DMD enough to know his muscles are sick but remains as happy as ever. Each day his body continues to weaken, but Billy doesn’t let his limitations define him.Read Full Bio