CHAMPIONS

2018 Champions

Aidan
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.