Meet Our Ambassadors
Every day, donor support helps create possibility for countless children and their families.
There's no better way to learn how donations change children's lives at Arkansas Children's Hospital than by meeting some of these remarkable children.
These Ambassadors represent the thousands of children treated annually at ACH and its clinics.
If you would like one of these patients and their families to speak at your event or to learn more about the Ambassador program, please contact the Foundation at 501-364-1476 or email email@example.com.
Just days before his third birthday, Dyer Bailey woke in the night with a very dangerous neck dislocation on his spinal cord.
Alexandria's journey began in August 2010, when specialists at ACH found a tumor encircling her fragile spinal column. She was just a few weeks old.
Kristyn's dad got the call a parent never expects. “It was 10 a.m. on a Wednesday, and my wife was working. When the doctor called and asked me, ‘Are you sitting down?’ I knew it was bad,’” he recalls.
Daniel was struck by a rare form of the Guillain-Barre Syndrome. “Daniel lost motor coordination, couldn’t control his arms and legs, saw double and eventually – before he was admitted – could barely see,” recalls his mom Rachelle.
In February 2012, young Kenzie Ford was diagnosed with a bone growth disorder which causes dwarfism. She was doing well until one day six months later when she collapsed suddenly.
Just 28 weeks into her pregnancy, Melissa McCurdy was told that the son she was carrying had Tetrology of Fallot – a heart defect. Her son would need open-heart surgery a few weeks after birth.
While Josie still in the womb, she was diagnosed with VACTERL association, a deceivingly short name for a condition with many challenges attached to it.
Arath Nieto is a survivor in every sense of the word. He was born at just 24 weeks. He's faced many challenges that come from entering the world far too soon.
When Anna was born, she suffered problems that took weeks to diagnose. “She had no physical outward signs that anything was wrong,” recalls mom Kerri. Her insides were a different story.
Brynn Smith was admitted to ACH at 19 days old. She couldn’t keep food down. Her mom Brandy could see clearly that Brynn’s failure to thrive was more than just a case of reflux.
Growing, active kids get bumps and bruises, but Cheryl Zeigler wondered about the bruises on the legs of her 12-year-old son, Jeffrey.
On the day Cash was born, his parents came a little too close to losing their little boy. Laboring to breathe, newborn Cash was airlifted to a Tulsa hospital.
Healthy children will get sick, but you expect them to bounce back. But Teecumpsy just wasn’t getting back to “her old self.”
Your support is a critical part of creating possibility for these patients. Please make a donation today to help provide care, love and hope to children. Until no child needs Arkansas Children’s Hospital, we need you.