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Ambassadors

Ambassadors

The East Tennessee Children's Hospital Ambassadors program allows current and former patients to represent the hospital in numerous community-related activities. They are advocates for their various treatment plans and interact with other patients to help them deal with their conditions.

Colton Colton
Speedwell, Tennessee
Colton was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at age 3. He receives treatment at Children’s Hospital so that in his own words, “the good cells eat the bad cells.” He loves playing outside and says he wants to be a race car driver when he grows up. Your support of East Tennessee Children’s Hospital helps children like Colton live healthy, happy lives.
Cadence Cadence
Knoxville, Tennessee
Cadence was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis at age 5, leaving her with chronic pain. Even though she visits Children’s Hospital frequently, this carefree singer loves riding horses and dreams of becoming a nurse. Your support of East Tennessee Children’s Hospital helps children like Cadence live up to their full potential.
Bryan Bryan
Knoxville, Tennessee
Bryan was diagnosed with Sickle Cell anemia when he was just 3 weeks old. Because of his crescent-shaped blood cells, Bryan experiences chronic pain and receives frequent blood transfusions. Despite daily challenges, Bryan keeps an upbeat attitude and loves to play basketball. Your support of East Tennessee Children’s Hospital helps children like Bryan get back to playing faster.
AJ AJ
Knoxville, Tennessee
When AJ was 4 years old, he was diagnosed with seven inoperable brain tumors. Thanks to the expert care he receives, AJ is able to battle the affects of his tumors while still enjoying sports, especially football. Your support of East Tennessee Children’s Hospital helps children like AJ live up to their full potential.
Wesley Wesley
Athens, Tennessee
Wesley was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis when he was just 2 weeks old. His daily routine includes 2 hours of respiratory therapy, playing soccer and encouraging others. He always has a joke to tell and a laugh to share. Your support of East Tennessee Children’s Hospital helps children like Wesley find more reasons to smile.
Madeline Madeline
Knoxville, Tennessee
Madeline was diagnosed with Turner syndrome at only 6 days old. Even though she has spent most of her life with doctors and specialists, this outgoing dancer dreams of becoming a Child Life specialist and helping kids like her get through tough illnesses. Your support of East Tennessee Children’s Hospital helps children like Madeline live up to their full potential.
Sarah Sarah
Maryville, Tennessee
Sarah was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at age 4 and underwent two and a half years of chemotherapy at Children’s Hospital. Today, she loves to ride horses and wants to be an equine therapist. Your support of East Tennessee Children’s Hospital helps children like Sarah live up to their full potential./td>
Madeline Madeline
Greenville, Tennessee
Madeline “Gigi” was diagnosed with type B acute lymphoblastic leukemia at age 11. Although leukemia has put some physical restrictions on her, this inquisitive teen is eager to learn and dreams of becoming a forensic scientist. Your support of East Tennessee Children’s Hospital helps children like Madeline achieve their dreams.
Audrey Audrey
Sevierville, Tennessee
Audrey was diagnosed with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma at only 11 months old. Her cancer was widespread, which was not commonly seen in such a young child. Audrey began what would be two rounds of chemotherapy over the next year and a half. This year, Audrey will be celebrating her 12th birthday and 10 years off treatment! Your support of East Tennessee Children’s Hospital helps children like Audrey.
Brandon Brandon
Pioneer, Tennessee
Brandon was diagnosed with stage 4 Burkitt lymphoma at age 18 and is currently undergoing treatment at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. He enjoys the outdoors, especially hunting and driving his dogs around. Brandon is passionate about helping others, and he loves an impromptu dance party. Your support of East Tennessee Children’s Hospital helps children like Brandon find more reasons to dance.
Carys Carys
Crab Orchard, Tennessee
Carys was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease called ITP at age 12 and lupus at age 15. Even though she spent 4 months in the hospital, this outgoing teen dreams of becoming a pediatric rheumatologist. She wants to help others because “everything happens for a reason.” Your support of East Tennessee Children’s Hospital helps children like Carys achieve their dreams.
Logan Logan
Corryton, Tennessee
Logan was diagnosed with Burkitts lymphoma at age 4. After regular chemotherapy treatments, Logan is now cancer-free and passionate about helping others. He is an active and competitive teen who loves basketball and baseball. Your support of East Tennessee Children’s Hospital helps children like Logan live up to their full potential.
Sarah (NICU)
Allison (Hydrocephalus)
Braden (Type 1 Diabetes)
Anna (Acute Myloid
Leukemia/Thyroid Cancer)

Rains (NICU/Cool Cap)
Will (Diabetes)
Not pictured:
Ava (Joubert Syndrome), Jordan (Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis/Celiac Disease/Pineal Cyst), Charlotte (T Cell ALL Leukemia)