Starting in 2007, several Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) patients offered to help represent the many bright faces treated at the hospital by becoming a patient champion for the Dallas Marathon. The Patient Champion program is a way for the community to participate in race-weekend activities and fundraise on behalf of a patient. We are excited to introduce you to Haven!
Haven, age 13, of Dallas, Texas, received treatment from the Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia and Learning Disorders at TSRHC. During the last academic term, Haven was a student in the dyslexia lab at Luke Waites Center, where her therapist helped instill new confidence into her learning. Haven recently graduated from Wesley Prep and is currently attending George Bannerman Dealey Montessori and International Academy.
Haven has a bright and sunny personality and loves all kinds of activities. She is a writer, artist, soccer player and runner. Haven sings with the Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas and is a member of the Dallas Runners Club and a drama hand on stage. Haven also donates her time as a volunteer for Rays of Light, a program that provides “date nights” to families with children with special needs. When she grows up, Haven is thinking about becoming a teacher who specializes in dyslexia. Haven is ready to support all of those running in the Dallas Martahon!
We invite you to join our team of fundraisers on behalf of the Patient Champions and all the patients of TSRHC through our Crowdrise page.
**TSRHC has been the primary beneficiary of the Dallas Marathon since 1997. This year’s event will take place on Sunday, December 13.