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Meet our 2018 Speedway Miracle Kid!

Now announcing our 2018 Speedway Miracle Kid… Kallie Lewis!

Kallie was born with Down Syndrome, along with multiple medical conditions and has been hospitalized at Mercy Health – Children’s Hospital many times in her short three years. At two days old, she had emergency surgery to place a colostomy. Her parents had planned to spend months in the NICU, but the amazing  Mercy NICU nurses had other plans for Kallie. They taught her parents how to care for her colostomy, what to watch for when it came to her heart and also how to place a feeding tube, as she would be going home with one.

Within 16 days, Kallie was released from the NICU to go home. She has spent most of her life in and out of the hospital because of her illness and has had 19 surgeries. Although she has had many stays at Mercy Health – Children’s Hospital, Kallie has always come out stronger than ever and the family says they owe that to the doctors and nurses at Mercy Health – Children’s Hospital who care for her as if she was their own.

Kallie will be attending the 27th annual Speedway Miracle Tournament. This tournament gives the golfers the opportunity to get to know the Speedway Miracle Kids, like Kallie, that they are raising funds for in addition to spending time with Speedway’s management team. All proceeds from the event support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in the communities Speedway serves.