CHAMPIONS

2019 Champions

Audrey

Audrey

At 2½ years old, Audrey loves splashing in water, petting her cat, watching Sesame Street and eating goldfish crackers.

Brody

Brody

When Brody was born, his parents were shocked to learn he had Down syndrome. Today, they’ve learned to embrace the unexpected with their 12-year-old son.

Eve

Eve

For 15-year-old Eve, every day is a new adventure and she can’t wait to see what’s next: fashion, sports or travel.

Grace

Grace

Grace is a happy, friendly 2-year-old who loves to wave and smile at strangers. She also loves music, balls and her baby dolls.

Gregory

Gregory

For 4-year-old Gregory, the CHOP Buddy Walk® is like his special holiday, when he sees all his favorite people and enjoys his favorite activities.

Kendall

Kendall

Kendall, 2, is thriving with Down syndrome and serves as an inspiration for new parents learning to embrace their child’s diagnosis.

Neva

Neva

At 11 years old, Neva is confident and full of joy. The trailblazing preteen is ready for anything with the support of her close-knit family.

 

2018 Champions

Aadi

Aadi

First grade was a turning point for 7-year-old Aadi — and the start of new milestones in his development.

Aidan

Aidan

Breakthroughs happen every day for 1-year-old Aidan and his family can’t wait to see what he discovers next.

Emilio

Emilio

Not much can contain the whirlwind known as Emilio. At 6½ years old, he’s the de-facto mayor at his school: Everyone knows his name.

Eric

Eric

26-year-old Eric loves swimming, playing basketball and working in the store he owns with his mom.

Hazel

Hazel

At 21-months-old, Hazel is a bright, happy baby who loves to smile, wave and meet new people.

Lily

Lily

A devoted sports fan, 15-year-old Lily will lead a team of her own this fall at the CHOP Buddy Walk®.

Nate

Nate

A hobby in photography has grown into a small business for 22-year-old Nate, who hopes to one day get an apartment of his own.

Regan

Regan

The future is bright for 18-month-old Regan. She loves her baby doll, her dog Walter, and making people laugh.

Rosie

Rosie

Rosie, 10, was born to be a star. With the support of her family and friends, she’s making a name for herself at school and in the community.

 

  • 2017 Champions

    Ava

    Ava

    A keen negotiator with a kind heart, 10-year-old Ava lives her life with vigor as she enjoys her favorite things.

    Celia

    Celia

    As a high-energy 4-year-old, Celia is conquering the world one obstacle at a time.

    Evan

    Evan

    With a magnetic personality, 6-year-old Evan makes friends easily and loves school.

    Giulianna

    Giulianna

    With her kind soul and gentle spirit, 9-year-old Giulianna wants to change the world.

    Kara

    Kara

    Kara, 12, was the first student with Down syndrome to be “mainstreamed” in Upper Darby School District.

    Kate

    Kate

    Since starting high school, 18-year-old Kate has flourished academically and socially.

    Michael

    Michael

    Michael, 20, is friendly and outgoing – and has a very bright future.

    Porter

    Porter

    After a slow start, 5-year-old Porter is on his way to his next adventure.

    Stephanie

    Stephanie

    No matter the obstacle, 24-year-old Stephanie is ready to meet the challenge.

    Steven

    Steven

    Steven, 19, is determined to make his dream of college come true.

    Teddy

    Teddy

    Teddy’s enthusiasm is infectious – whether he’s doing a school project, playing piano or just making people smile.