This year we are celebrating 10 years!!! What an amazing journey this has been. Starting with a team of 12, we now average 60 Marchers each year. Our biggest year, 2015, 80 friends and family walked by our sides celebrating Mia's life along with thousands of other children and their families.
We would LOVE to see all who have joined us in the past as well as new friends this year. We have raised just under half of our $50,000 pledge for Mia's Marchers Surgical Consult Room. Our area of donation is "New Building Fund". Let the fun begin!!
For those that are new, Mia was born with severe hydrocephalus and VATER Syndrome. The doctors gave her a less than 50% chance of surviving the pregnancy. If she did survive the pregnancy, the doctors gave her the same grim chance of leaving the hospital. Mia's future was extremely uncertain to say the least!
With the help of many prayers and the amazing Golisano Hospital, Mia has defied all odds. She is a beautiful, young girl with abilities to play Challenger Baseball and compete in the Empire Games for the Physically Challenged. She has had nine surgeries so far and continues to be followed by her medical team at Golisano on a regular basis.
In 2015, Mia had a 13 hour surgery and a two month stay at Cincinnati Children's Hospital. Our goal is to help support Golisano Hospital in its efforts to continually improve so that all kids can remain local, with their families, for specialized surgeries and treatments.