Meet Our Champions
Brady, Our 2020 Champion Child
Brady has been to multiple different specialists, countless MRIs and 3 spine surgeries. Each visit to the Children’s Hospital was extremely welcoming despite the difficulty each appointment brings with it. He is perseverant – never letting the rods in his spine or his condition stop him from the activities he loves.
Specialty: Neurofibromatosis type 1
Dream Job: Professional hockey player
Fun Fact: I shot a buck at 12 years old
Fave Saying: Take aim… Breathe… Shoot
Hero: My Dad
2019 Champion Child
Specialty: Premature at 27 weeks
Dream Job: Artist, singer or paleontologist
Fun Fact: Gianna was born blind and now she can see! She is very small but tons of energy!
Fave Saying: Come on bruh!
Fave Food: Salmon sashimi and pizza
Learn more about Gianna’s story.
2018 Champion Child
Specialty: Multi system langerhans cell histiocytosis
Dream Job: To be a doctor at the Children’s Hospital
Fun Fact: In 2017, Abigail was recognized in the Manitoba Legislative for her fundraising work
Fave Saying: Do you have a butterfly needle?
Learn more about Abigail’s story.
2017 Champion Child
Specialty: Car accident injuries
Dream Job: To be a pilot or a steward
Fun Fact: Logan loves playing Minecraft, performing musical theatre, and loves to eat sushi or Subway sandwiches & drink chocolate milk.
Fave Saying: “Focus on the moment. Don’t focus on what has happened or what will happen.”
Learn more about Logan’s story.
2016 Champion Child
Specialty: Brain Bleed
Dream Job: To be a hairdresser and a Mama
Fun Fact: She takes two Beanie Boos with her wherever she goes!
Fave Saying: I’m hungry!
Learn more about Laura’s story.
Every year, a remarkable child is identified to serve as a Champion Child. Together these kids represent the more than 2.3 million children treated in our Canadian member hospitals each year. Their stories demonstrate the incredible advances that have been made in child health care in our country, and the personal journey children and their families take to overcome illness or injury.
The Children’s Miracle Network Champions bring awareness to children’s health and educate communities about the life-saving work happening at our member hospitals. They also speak about the role Children’s Miracle Network Canada plays in supporting that work. Champions are graciously sponsored by Walmart.