Feb. 10, 2014
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.
Born prematurely at just 25½ weeks, Noah Torborg stayed at University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital for his first 94 days, keeping his doctors and parents on their toes as he struggled with underdeveloped lungs.
Now those challenges are far behind him. Today the 5-year-old sports fan is a happy, healthy kindergartener. He often catches up on SportsCenter before heading to school in the morning. Noah was Goldy's Hero at the September 14th football vs. Western Illinois.
ABOUT THE UNLIMITED DANCE MARATHON
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.
ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA AMPLATZ CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL
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.