• Advocacy Event
  • June 25-26, 2019

2019 Speak Now for Kids Family Advocacy Day

2019 Speak Now for Kids Family Advocacy Day Champion, AbelNobody can tell the stories of children’s hospitals better than those who serve and are served by children’s hospitals. This summer, follow our young champions as they share stories of their health care journeys with legislators to illustrate why all children need children’s hospitals and how public policy decisions can affect their access to care. 

Meet Abel

During the 2019 event, Abel and his parents will share information about his health journey and the importance of children’s health care with members of Congress. 

At age 2, Abel has already given life more meaning than most people get to experience—he’s a fighter. Abel was diagnosed with a congenital diaphragmatic hernia and a rare genetic disorder called Corenilia de Lange syndrome. He was critically ill for the first six months of his life and his parents wondered if he could ever leave the hospital. Thankfully, Abel is now happy at home with his parents and two rescue dogs thanks to the amazing team at his children’s hospital. Learn more about Abel’s story.

Read all 2019 patient stories.