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UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's patient honored as state of Iowa Children's Miracle Network champion


Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals have named Siouxland youngster Florie Dahl a Children’s Miracle Network Champion for Iowa.

Representing Iowa and St. Luke’s Children’s Miracle Network, Florie Dahl will join child ambassadors, known as Champions, from every state to bring attention to the important work being done at children’s hospitals for remarkable children like Dahl who have triumphed despite medical challenges.

Two years ago, Dahl was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease an extremely rare diagnosis for a child. Every eight weeks, she receives infusion treatments at St. Luke’s to help manage her symptoms. Through all of these challenges and treatments, Dahl has lifted spirits through her humor and her classic jokes.

Champions will travel for two separate weeks as representatives of the 17 million children treated at Children’s Miracle Network hospitals each year throughout the United States. The Champions will first travel to Washington, D.C., in June where they will visit The White House and Capitol Hill to share their stories of medical victory, then to Orlando, Florida, in February for the Children’s Miracle Network Celebration event at Walt Disney World Resort.

Gifts to St. Luke’s Children’s Miracle Network are used to enhance children’s healthcare services at St. Luke’s through the purchase of new equipment and supplies and to fund special services and health education for children and families.

Click here for more information about St. Luke’s Children’s Miracle Network or call UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Foundation at 712-279-3900. Join the conversation with #FindFlorie.