Unlimited Testimonials: Karee Jo Garmann

Feb. 18, 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.

Karee Jo Garmann
Karee Jo was diagnosed on Jan. 3, 2013, with pleuropulmonary blastoma, a rare childhood cancer that affects the lungs and chest cavity. Karee Jo enjoys hockey, gymnastics, basketball, and figure skating, and hopes to be a model when she grows up.
Although Karee Jo has a long road ahead of her, her family is thankful for the support of family, friends, and community. They’re also grateful for the care she’s received at University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital and the Ronald McDonald House.
Karee was also the Goldy's Hero at last year's men's basketball game vs. Indiana.

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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