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Help Fuel Miracles this Weekend with Speedway

This Friday, October 25th to Sunday, October 27th Speedway will be fueling miracles during their weekend fundraising push. All across Northwest Ohio, Speedway will be asking for a donation to help benefit Mercy Health – Children’s Hospital. By giving a dollar or more, you will help provide a coloring book to a patient.

Not only are you providing a coloring book for a kiddo, your donation is also going towards helping sick and injured kids in Northwest, Ohio. Kids like Gunner, who need different therapies to help him develop. Gunner is this year’s Mercy Health – Children’s Hospital’s Speedway Kid.

Gunner is truly one in a million. He was born with a rare form of dwarfism, a type so unique he is the only person known so far to have this specific genetic makeup. This diagnosis brings with it total hip dysplasia, arthritis, mesocardia, mild hydrocephalus, chronic lung disease, kyphosis and scoliosis. Gunner spent two months in the NICU gaining strength, developing his lungs, and eating –  all while continuing testing. After time spent in the NICU, Gunner needed additional care at home. At 3 ½, he has overcome many challenges. He regularly sees pediatric specialists who monitor his progress.  Gunner has a custom-made walker, attends physical and occupational therapy and is beginning aquatic therapy. He attends school, loves to make new friends and thrives at being the center of attention with his silly jokes and bright personality. Gunner is an inspiration to all as he has come so far with a bright future ahead.

With your donation at a Speedway this weekend, you will help put smiles on our patients faces when they receive their coloring book. You donation will also help us make more miracles happen for kids like Gunner!