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Miracles in Motion: Izabella

“When I wear this medal it feels very happy. I’m so proud about being a champion for the hospital.” – Izabella, CMN Hospitals Ambassador

For nearly nine months, tiny Izabella remained on life-support in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital. Miraculously, she survived until she was able to receive a new set of lungs and a new heart. In January of 2013, Izabella became one of the youngest patients in the U.S. to have received a heart-lung transplant. She is currently serving as our local Children’s Miracle Hospitals Champion and wears her medal often as a point of pride. Want to help kids like Izabella at your local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital? Click here to learn more.

Miracles in Motion tells the inspiring stories of our pediatric patient families, clinicians and staff members in their everyday lives. These moments are what make UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital​ such a special place to the more than 44,000 patient families treated here each year. Follow along to learn more about these stories and how Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals​ makes even the most ordinary moments extraordinary.