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Mar
2017

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CHILDRENS MIRACLE NETWORK HOSPITALS CHAMPIONS // 2016-2017 WASHINGTON DC

On 16, Mar 2017 | No Comments | In CHILDRENS MIRACLE NETWORK HOSPITALS | By kirstinroper

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.
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15

Jul
2015

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CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK CHAMPIONS AMBASSADOR TOUR 2015 – WASHINGTON DC

On 15, Jul 2015 | No Comments | In CHILDRENS MIRACLE NETWORK HOSPITALS | By kirstinroper

The first leg of the 2015 Champions trip to DC was incredible. I am so grateful to get to photograph this trip for the past 3 years. Seeing all these amazing kids and all that they have overcome is so empowering and I am lucky to have had the chance to spend some time with these little heroes.

Here is some background information on the Champions program: One child from every state represents their area as a Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Champion. These kids work all year as ambassadors to help educate people around the country that children’s hospitals need donations to provide the best care. They each have an incredible medical story and gather for their National Ambassador Tour in Washington DC where Congressional leaders. Then in February I get to tag along to the second leg of the trip to Orlando where the Champions inspire more than a thousand hospital representatives, corporate partners, celebrity friends and media partners. Click here to learn more about the Champions.

Again, this post is quite long, but it’s worth a few extra minutes… and to view all my images click here.
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01

Dec
2014

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By kirstinroper

CHAMPIONS 2014 – CHILDRENS MIRACLE NETWORK HOSPITALS AMBASSADOR TOUR

On 01, Dec 2014 | 2 Comments | In CHILDRENS MIRACLE NETWORK HOSPITALS | By kirstinroper

I was asked to document the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Champions Trip again this year. It feels like I just got back from last years trip! It was seriously such an honor to be asked to return and this year! and I got to bring along my trusted assistant, Weston. We got to work side by side and spend time documenting some of the most incredible children and families in the country. We really fell in love with all of them, and still talk about them daily, and probably will for quite a while. Also thanks again to Acme Camera for help with some extra photo gear. Here is some background information on the Champions program: One child from every state represents their area as a Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Champion. These kids work all year as ambassadors to help educate people around the country that children’s hospitals need donations to provide the best care. They each have an incredible medical story and gather together in the fall for their National Ambassador Tour to Washington DC –where they meet with the First Lady of the United States and Congressional leaders–and inspire more than a thousand hospital representatives, corporate partners, celebrity friends and media partners in Orlando, Florida. Click here to learn more about the Champions. This post is quite long, but it’s worth a few extra minutes… and to view all my images click here.
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02

Apr
2014

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CHAMPIONS 2013 – PART TWO – CHILDRENS MIRACLE NETWORK

On 02, Apr 2014 | No Comments | In CHILDRENS MIRACLE NETWORK HOSPITALS | By kirstinroper

And for part two. The second half of our trip was spent in Washington DC. We visited Arlington National Cemetery, The Lincoln, National Mall, and Grant Statue. And the highlight was meeting President Obama, (which unfortunately I wasn’t allowed to photograph). And the farewell party on the dinner cruise dancing with Miss America could have topped the trip too. It was so amazing to watch the relationships formed and friendships made. It has been fun to keep in touch with some of these families through facebook. Thank you all for changing my life!
A little info on the Champions program:
One child from every state represents their area as a Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Champion. These kids work all year as ambassadors to help educate people around the country that children’s hospitals need donations to provide the best care. They each have an incredible medical story and gather together in the fall for their National Ambassador Tour to Washington DC –where they meet with the President of the United States and Congressional leaders–and inspire more than a thousand hospital representatives, corporate partners, celebrity friends and media partners in Orlando, Florida.

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27

Mar
2014

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By kirstinroper

CHAMPIONS 2013 – PART ONE – CHILDRENS MIRACLE NETWORK

On 27, Mar 2014 | 4 Comments | In CHILDRENS MIRACLE NETWORK HOSPITALS | By kirstinroper

In October I got to spend the better part of two weeks with some of the worlds strongest and most inspirational children. I was asked to document The 2013 Champions trip for the Children’s Miracle Network. It has taken me a while to get these images together for a blog post, and warning, there are a lot of them! Maybe it’s because I had a baby two months ago, or maybe I just wanted to hold on to these for a while. I honestly still can’t get through them without crying, especially the dance party at the end of the trip, which you’ll have to tune in for part two to see. These kids know how to move! This trip meant so much to me, I witnessed some of the most spirited and awe inspiring kids, and got to hear their stories of triumph. Amy Hackworth traveled along with us too, she is an amazing writer and had some great words about the importance of Children’s Hospitals on Design Mom. These kids got to meet all kinds of celebrities, go to Disney world, and ride a private Charter flight by Delta, the Champion One! And I got to document the whole thing. I cannot thank Miranda and the staff at the Children’s Miracle Network enough for this opportunity. I will forever treasure this experience. There is something so special about all of these kids. I still think about them every day, and probably will for a while. I am breaking up the post into two parts, so here is part one, the first part of our trip in Orlando.

Also a huge thanks to Acme Camera, who helped me out with some extra gear for the trip!
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