CHILDRENS MIRACLE NETWORK HOSPITALS
Last June, I had the opportunity to document another Champions Ambassador Tour in Washington D.C. for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. The airport arrival day is always a favorite. It is filled with so much excitement, and Delta Airlines always brings a huge welcome party. Then we celebrated the 20th Anniversary of the Champions program with a super hero & ice cream party at the JW Marriott. The next day, we walked down the street to the White House, to meet with the Surgeon General, under Former President Barack Obama, Dr. Vivek Murthy. He spoke about the importance of medical care and medical technology advancements, he answered lots of great questions, explained all the pins and patches on his cool uniform, and even purchased a Miracle Balloon from one of the champions. The next day we toured Capitol Hill and some Champions met with their state senators. I got to tag along and meet Charles Schumer, Mitch McConnel, and Al Franken. Then we had a very inspiring presentation by Josh Sundquist who was a Champion when he was a young boy. And to top it all off, we got invited on the baseball field for the Nationals vs. Mets game. Oh and get this, Miss America, Betty Cantrell was hanging out with us the entire trip. I am so very excited to be reunited with these amazing kids for the second leg of their Ambassador tour next week in Orlando! Here are just a few of my favorites from June.