Unlimited Testimonals: Zechariah Kindberg

Jan. 28, 2014

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Leading up to the Unlimited Dance Marathon, Feb. 22-23, Gophersports.com features the reason why Gopher Athletics, the University of Minnesota community and Amplatz Children's Hospital have joined forces: To help those in need.

Zechariah Kindberg
Zechariah was diagnosed with heart failure in January 2011 and life as he knew it was put on hold. While he waited for a transplant, he couldn’t hang out with his friends, play sports, or do the normal things that kids like to do.
In August 2011, Zak received a transplant at University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital. He sported a smile throughout his ordeal, and today enjoys playing Little League baseball, and hiking, and biking with his family. Zechariah was the Goldy's Hero at the September 21 football game vs. San Jose State.

Unlimited Dance Marathon is a year-long fundraising and awareness campaign for the fight against pediatric health issues and will be held at Mariucci Arena on February 22-23. The event is designed to raise funds and awareness for Amplatz Children's Hospital. In addition to the no-sitting, no-sleeping dance marathon, the event will feature personal stories from children and families served through the resources Amplatz provides. Participants dancing in the mara-thon will earn pledges for their dance time.

The purpose of the University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital is to bring hope and healing to the children and families we serve by caring for one child at a time, while advancing education, research, and care on behalf of all children. By working as one health care team centered on our patients, University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital along with the entire Fairview system will create exceptional care experiences for children and their families in Minnesota and around the world.



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