Big Lots has raised nearly $20 million for Nationwide Children’s Hospital since 2015!
And we couldn't have done it without you. 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.
2019 patient champions
Julia was 17 years old when she walked into Nationwide Children’s Hospital Behavioral Health Services at a crisis point; depressed, anxious and tired of being alive. She spent a few days in the Youth Crisis Stabilization Unit where she found help, relief and understanding. Now, Julia is majoring in social work and hopes to help change the negative stigma surrounding mental health.Read Full Bio
Laith was born with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. Laith is three years old and has endured two strokes, three open-heart surgeries, and six heart catheterizations. Nationwide Children’s Hospital will always be a part of Laith’s medical journey, but he continues to grow stronger each and every day.Read Full Bio
Evelyn was living in China when her adopted family brought her home to Georgia. Her family came across Nationwide Children’s Hospital on a Facebook page for families with kids who had colorectal malformation. Now, Evelyn is six years old and continues to see specialists at Nationwide Children’s Hospital for checkups. Despite her challenges, she remains adventurous and happy.Read Full Bio
Gabe was only two when he was diagnosed with a brain tumor. He and his family frequently traveled to St. Louis and Texas for treatments. When Gabe’s neurosurgeon, Dr. Jeffrey Leonard, moved to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Gabe and his family chose to follow to continue under his care. Gabe is now a seven-year survivor. He does well in school, loves to play soccer and remains happy, resilient and full of life.Read Full Bio
David was born with Multicystic dysplastic kidney and Tethered Cord – nearly the same medical condition as his older sister. David’s family could not believe that two of their children would undergo similar testing, surgeries, and doctors’ appointments, but Nationwide Children’s has provided peace hope for their futures. Today, David continues to amaze people with his athletics and positive spirit.Read Full Bio
Adoniya was born with bone, heart, and kidney defects. Her parents could not find the help she needed until they attended a conference with specialists about her condition. It was suggested she receive care at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. At the age of seven and a half, she had undergone ten surgeries. Now nine years old, Adoniya continues her treatment at Nationwide Children’s.Read Full Bio
Garrett was three years old when he was diagnosed with Drug-resistant epilepsy. He was experiencing seizures every day and made the choice to have a functional hemispherectomy surgery in hopes of living a normal life. Garrett lost fifty percent of his vision in both eyes, but he remains positive and is on the path to full recovery. Recently, Garrett competed in the Illinois Special Olympics at the state level.Read Full Bio