Meet the Patients: Holiday of Miracles 2016 at Rady Children’s Hospital

The Holiday of Miracles Radiothon 2016 was a success! The unofficial total as of 7 p.m. Thursday night, was $238,126!

We spoke to so many patients and their families over the last two days, each of their stories was compelling and amazing. We’ve included a few below.

If you weren’t able to call in or go online¬†to donate, don’t worry, Rady Children’s Hospital is still collecting donations. 1-800-258-0007. Have a happy holiday!

Curtis

Curtis was diagnosed with Kawasaki disease at 3-years old. He was expected to be on life support for two days.

Cadence

Cadence spends a lot of time at Rady. She and her brother have had multiple heart surgeries at the hospital.

Despite the fact that she comes here for treatment, which isn’t always pleasant, Cadence likes the hospital. She especially likes the cafeteria. Oh kids…

Giancarlo

Giancarlo and his mom Sylvia shared their story on air. Giancarlo, an athlete, was diagnosed with a flesh-eating bacteria, resulting in a leg amputation.

“My fear was that he was going to be upset with me, that I had made that decision, that I had signed the consent form. Believe me when I tell you, that was the most difficult decision I had to make.”

Ryan

Ryan, a 7-Time National Champion horse rider, straight A student, and scratch golfer, was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.

Austin

Austin, 20, came to Rady’s when he was just 9 years old. And is now 7 years cancer free!!

Kamila and Gabriella

Although Kamila and Gabriella aren’t actual sisters, their very rare condition has brought them together and they are now like family.

Sophia

Sophia, the Queen of Boulevard, loves riding her horses and even showed up to her interview with hay in her pocket.

Anuhea

6 year old Anuhea is a year and a half into her treatment, with another year and a half to go.

Kellen

Kellen has been in need of a aortic valve since he was born. And for Christmas, he asked for a heart with “all the pieces.”

Gideon

Gideon and his friend Superboy met at Rady’s while undergoing treatment.

Kasey

With the help and care she received at Rady, Kasey has beaten cancer!

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