Miracles in Motion MVPs

Aiden MIM MVP

Aiden
Diagnosis: Congenital Heart Disease
My greatest accomplishment: Climbing the rock wall at heart camp, making it to the top and ringing the bell.
Favorite hobbies: basketball, Wii, karaoke, dancing
Favorite game: ESPN Wii U Sports
Favorite sport: Football
Favorite place: Peter Piper Pizza
Favorite sports player: Robert Griffin III
The 3 words that best describe me: Funny, happy and love life
When I grow up I want to: Be a football player and maybe help players if they get injured.
What Phoenix Children’s Hospital means to me: A place that saved my life and we are forever grateful.

Alex MVP MIM

Alex
Diagnosis: 28 Week Preemie, Chronic Lung Disease and Cranial Stenosis
My greatest accomplishment: Overcoming several medical diagnoses
Favorite Hobby: Playing with my electronic toy dinosaur
My heroes: All the medical staff that provide care for me
Favorite game: Wrestling with my dad
Favorite sport: Racing my car walker around the house
Favorite Team: New York Yankees, according to my parents
The 3 words that best describe me: Curious, feisty and loving
When I grow up I want to be: A PCH doctor when I grow up.
What Phoenix Children’s Hospital means to me: Everything. Family.

Alise MVP MIM

Alise (Boo)
Diagnosis: Tricuspid Atresia
My greatest accomplishment: My baptism
Favorite hobbies: Reading and trampoline jumping
My hero: My mom
Favorite game: Chess
Favorite sport: Baseball
Favorite sports player: Kurt Warner
Favorite team: Arizona Cardinals
The 3 words that best describe me: Spunky, happy and smart
When I grow up I want to: Help other people
What Phoenix Children's Hospital means to me: (from mom) PCH saved our daughter's life and has supported our whole family during some frightening times.

Brendan MVP MIM

Brendan
Diagnosis: Heart Transplant
My greatest accomplishment: Receiving a heart transplant and defying all the staggering odds stacked against me, and learning to walk on my own
Favorite hobbies: Playing games, singing “The Itsy Bitsy Spider” and “Old MacDonald”
My heroes: Dr. Pophal, Dr. Nigro, Iron Man and my mom
Favorite game: Hide and Seek
The 3 words that best describe me: Daring, wise and headstrong
What I will do when I get older: (from mom) I can see him helping heal others, either physically or emotionally, he already has the gift.
What Phoenix Children’s Hospital means to me: (from mom) PCH has gone above and beyond for my child.

Chance MVP MIM

Chance
Diagnosis: Chronic kidney obstructions
My greatest accomplishment: Getting good grades even with all the school I missed from surgery
Favorite hobbies: Playing soccer and shooting a BB gun with my dad
My heroes: My mom, dad, and my two brothers who are in the Army
Favorite game: Monopoly
Favorite sport: Football and soccer
Favorite place: Jump Street and the Renaissance Festival
Favorite sports player: Larry Fitzgerald
Favorite team: Arizona Cardinals
The 3 words that best describe me: Strong, goofy and smart
When I grow up I want to be: A solider like my dad and brothers.
What Phoenix Children's Hospital means to me: Greatest hospital ever!

Emery MVP MIM

Emery
Diagnosis: Congenital Heart Defects/ Celiac Disease
My greatest accomplishment: Hitting a home run over the wall and being asked to speak to President Obama’s top Aides in Washington DC
Favorite hobbies: Watching any and all sports, and playing baseball       
My heroes: Jeremy Roenick and Pat Tillman
Favorite sport: Hockey and baseball
Favorite place: Any place with a beach
Favorite team: Phoenix Coyotes and all local teams
The 3 words that best describe me: Compassionate, unstoppable and contagious
When I grow up I want to: Work in the professional sports arena (General Manager/Sports Agent) and continue being a motivational speaker
What does Phoenix Children's Hospital mean to me: Hope. It’s a second home to me.

Erika MVP MIM

Ericka
Diagnosis: Premature birth, tracheostomy and G-tube
My greatest accomplishment: Getting off all medications and machines that were keeping me alive.
Favorite hobby: Collecting dinosaurs
My hero: Power Rangers
Favorite game: UNO and Phase 10
Favorite sport: Soccer
Favorite place: Peter Piper Pizza
Favorite team: Diamondbacks and Cardinals
The 3 words that best describe me: Wonderful, helpful and pretty
When I grow up I want to be: A paleontologist
What does Phoenix Children's Hospital mean to me: LIFE! PCH saved my life several times.

Erin MVP MIM

Erin
Diagnosis: Brain tumor, right side hemi paralysis, epilepsy
My greatest accomplishment: Re-learning to walk, talk and function normally again.
Favorite hobbies: Volunteering and support Phoenix Children’s. Hanging out with my friends and reading medical books.
My heroes: The doctors, nurses and staff at Phoenix Children’s
Favorite game: Operation
Favorite sport: Tennis
Favorite place: Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Favorite team: Boston Red Sox
The 3 words that best describe me: Determined, courageous and confident
In my future I see: Going into a career in nursing and specializing in pediatrics. Hopefully having the opportunity to work at Phoenix Children’s.
What Phoenix Children’s Hospital means to me: They gave me a second chance, and PCH has helped me become the person I am today.

Ethan MVP MIM

Ethan
Diagnosis: Kidney transplant
My greatest accomplishment: Reading and writing on my own
Favorite hobbies: Playing Star Wars, building and collecting Legos
My hero: My daddy, because he is strong
Favorite sport: Baseball
My favorite teams: Arizona Diamondbacks and Dallas Cowboys
The 3 words that best describe me: Sweet, fun and loving
When I grow up I want to be: A doctor and help kids feel better
What Phoenix Children's Hospital means to me: A fun place with colorful walls and pictures and amazing doctors and nurses, where they helped me become strong.

Jack MVP MIM

Jack (Jackers)
Diagnosis: Stage IV Neuroblastoma
My greatest accomplishment: Kicking cancer to the curb!
Favorite hobby: Collecting Mario guys
My heroes: My mom and dad
Favorite sport: Baseball
Favorite place: New York
Favorite sports player: Adrian Wilson
Favorite team: Cardinals
The 3 words that best describe me: Funny, smart and giving
When I grow up I want to be: A farmer
What Phoenix Children's Hospital means to me: PCH is the reason I will be able to grow up and get to do everything I should!

Jake MVP MIM

Jake
Diagnosis: Leukemia
My greatest accomplishment: Making the basketball team for high school on Bibby’s team
Favorite hobbies: Football and basketball
My hero: My dad because he is always there for me and helps me through things.
Favorite sport: Football
Favorite place: Up in the pines, Lake Mary
Favorite sports player: Marshawn Lynch
Favorite team: Seattle Seahawks
The 3 words that best describe me: Fun, outgoing and sincere
When I grow up I want to be: A football or basketball player
What Phoenix Children’s Hospital mean to me: Lifesaving, aid, comfort, hope and relief

Jeffrey MVP MIM

Jeffrey
Diagnosis: Hodgkin's Lymphoma
My greatest accomplishment: Surviving months of chemo and radiation with a positive attitude!
Favorite hobbies: Playing with Legos, video games, hiking, and playing with friends
My hero: My uncle Johnny
Favorite sport: Baseball
Favorite place: Zoo
Favorite sports player: Gonzo
Favorite team: Arizona Diamondbacks
The 3 words that best describe me: Friendly, fast and cool
When I grow up I want to be: A doctor
What Phoenix Children's Hospital means to me: PCH means curing me from cancer.

Kaity MVP MIM

Kaity
Diagnosis: Bi-lateral hip dysplasia, tethered spinal cord
My greatest accomplishment: Relearning how to walk after numerous surgeries on my hips.
Favorite hobbies: Dancing, reading, baking cookies and cupcakes
My heroes: Mom and Dad
Favorite game: Candyland
Favorite sport: Soccer. Even though I can’t play yet I love to watch my brother
Favorite place: Being at home with my family
Favorite sports player: USA Gymnastics team
Favorite Team: Arizona Cardinals
The 3 words that best describe me: Strong, courageous and loving
When I grow up I want to be: A vet, doctor or a baker
What Phoenix Children’s Hospital mean to me: Hope. I am who I am today because of the doctors, nurses and staff at PCH.

Nathan MVP MIM

Nathan
Diagnosis: Cystic Fibrosis
My greatest accomplishment: Being a friend to others
Favorite hobbies: Playing video games, playing with legos and coloring
Favorite game: Hide and Seek
Favorite sport: Swimming and soccer
My favorite sports player: Larry Fitzgerald
My favorite teams: Phoenix Suns, U of A Wildcats and Arizona Diamondbacks.
The 3 words that best describe me: Funny, sweet and thoughtful
When I grow up I want to be a…: Marine biologist and vet
What Phoenix Children’s Hospital means to me: They help you when you are sick or need a surgery. They are nice to you and bring you games, and help you be happy while you are there.

Nicholas MVP MIM

Nicholas (Nicky)
Diagnosis: Cerebral Palsy, chronic lung disease and epilepsy
My greatest accomplishment: Being the poster child for Miracle League of Arizona
Favorite hobbies: Baseball, baseball and more baseball
Favorite sport: Baseball
Favorite place: The beach
Favorite team: Arizona Diamondbacks
The 3 words that best describe me: Happy, smiley and flirty
When I grow up I want to be: The first professional baseball player in a wheelchair.
What Phoenix Children's Hospital mean to me: Phoenix Children's Hospital has been my second home. They take care of me and my family, and I love the nurses!

Nixon MVP MIM

Nixon (Nixie)
Diagnosis: Eosinophilic Gastritis
My greatest accomplishment: Learning to swim
Favorite hobbies: Swimming, reading, dancing, painting, kickball, puzzles, and baking
My heroes: My dad and my Papa
Favorite sport: Swimming
Favorite place: The playground
Favorite team: No Woman Left Behind (road bike team)
The 3 words that best describe me: Smart, independent and kind-hearted
When I grow up I want to be: A daddy
What Phoenix Children's Hospital means to me: A safe, loving place to go to take the pain away

Rosalena MVP MIM

Rosalena (Rosie)
Diagnosis: Brain tumor
My greatest accomplishment: Learning to walk and talk again after my brain tumor surgery, as well as still living with my tumor
Favorite hobbies: Collecting Barbie’s and 80’s movies
My hero: My mom. She had stage 3 breast cancer and she showed me how to stay strong and positive
Favorite game: Karaoke. I love to sing
Favorite sport: Hockey, baseball, basketball and football
Favorite place: The beach in California
Favorite sports player: Larry Fitzgerald
Favorite team: Arizona Cardinals
The 3 words that best describe me: Determined, caring and hopeful
When I grow up I want to be: A motivational speaker for people who have cancer
What Phoenix Children's Hospital mean to me: They saved my life! Without all the doctors and nurses I wouldn’t be here today. I owe them everything.

Ru'neisha MVP MIM

Ru’Neisha (Nizzle)
Diagnosis: Achondroplasic dwarfism
My greatest accomplishment: Starting a “no bullying club”
Favorite hobbies: Dancing, singing and volunteering
My heroes: My mom and dad
Favorite Game: Connect Four
Favorite Sport: Basketball
Favorite Sports Player: Tim Duncan
The 3 words that best describe me: Giving, determined and humble
When I grow up I want to be: A pediatric doctor

Sebastian MVP MIM

Sebastian
Diagnosis: Prader-Willi Syndrome
My greatest accomplishment: Becoming vent, trach and G-tube free after 3 years!
Favorite hobbies: Swimming and reading
My heroes: My mom and dad
Favorite game: Swinging or trampoline
Favorite place: Anywhere with water to swim; the beach or pool
Favorite team: Brazilian soccer team
The 3 words that best describe me: Sweet, amazing and determined
When I grow up I want to be: A swimmer or DJ
What Phoenix Children’s Hospital means to me: I lived at PCH for the first five years of my life. They have not only been a support for my medical issues, they have been family to me and my parents.

Tyler MVP MIM

Tyler
Diagnosis: Leukemia
My greatest accomplishment: When I was 1½ I learned how to spiral a football
Favorite hobbies: Riding my tricycle and playing at the park
My heroes: Daddy and Dr. Dana
Favorite game: “Lift, Load, & Haul” (a Thomas and Friends computer game)
Favorite sport: Football
Favorite place: The park and Grandma and Grandpa’s house
Favorite team: Arizona State University Sun Devils
The 3 words that best describe me: Strong, smart sweet
When I grow up I want to be: A doctor
What Phoenix Children's Hospital means to me: My friends at PCH saved my life!

Yeira MVP MIM

YEIRA (YEYA)
Diagnosis: congenital lymphedema, intestinal lymphangiectesia, hypothyroidism, hypoproteinemia and heart murmur
Favorite hobbies: Dancing, singing, and playing with my Barbies
My hero: My mom
Favorite game: Just Dance 4
Favorite sport: Jumping
Favorite place: Disneyland
Favorite sports player: Larry Fitzgerald
Favorite team: Arizona Cardinals
The 3 words that best describe me: Nice, friendly and goofy
When I grow up I want to be: A nurse working at Phoenix Children's Hospital
What Phoenix Children's Hospital means to me: It feels like a second home to me.


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