OSF Healthcare Children’s Hospital of Illinois Community Advocacy Award winners announced
OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois cares for patients from throughout Illinois and annually recognizes those who are making a difference in the lives of children.
The Joey Stowell Youth Award was given to Summer Nagele from Champaign. Nagele advocates for those with and without disabilities as a volunteer for multiple causes including the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Special Olympics, Wishes on Wheels and Regulators Run. She helped start the Bunny Bash for MDA, which raises funds to send kids to MDA Summer Camp. The Bunny Bash has raised $85,000 to date, which has sent hundreds of kids to camp. Nagele knows how important such an opportunity is because she has congenital myasthenia syndrome, a very rare neuromuscular disease. Nagele is Illinois MDA Ambassador 2018-19 and was Illinois Miss Amazing Preteen 2017.
This award recognizes a person or group, 18 years or younger, whose unique accomplishments have improved the quality of life for children and/or teens in central Illinois.