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Champion Child announced with photo shoot outtakes video!

We’re proud to announce our 2019 Champion Child…..Madison Austin! Madison has seen her share of visits to HSHS St. John’s Children’s Hospital.

“After birth, Madison had some breathing issues due to swallowing amniotic fluid and had to be taken to the NICU, where she spent the next 43 days,” said Krista Austin, Madison’s Mom. “She was on oxygen for most of her NICU stay and had some feeding difficulties and ended up getting a G-tube placed.”

That was only the beginning. She has been using a tracheotomy tube most of her life, which leaves her prone to infections. These infections land her in the hospital often…..sometimes up to a month.

Madison continues to power through her challenges with her infectious personality!

Check out her photo shoot outtakes here!

Check out Madison’s story and why she’ll always be connected to the Hokey Pokey here!