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Nov 16, 2017 / Events

Michael - BMW Dallas Marathon Patient Champion

Since 2007, the Patient Champion program has enlisted Scottish Rite Hospital patients to help encourage
and cheer on runners in the BMW Dallas Marathon. This program is a way to highlight some of the
wonderful kids the marathon generously supports each year. We’re excited to introduce you to Michael!

Michael, age 16, of Mesquite, has been treated at both our fracture clinic and our Center for Excellence in Hand where Christopher Stutz, M.D., and the rest of the expert team treated his fractured finger. As both an outside linebacker and a running back for the Mesquite Skeeters Football Team, making a full recovery was of the highest importance to this dedicated athlete. 

“Everyone is caring, understanding and wants to help you,” says Michael in regards to the staff at Scottish Rite Hospital. “They do everything they can to get you back to doing the things that you love.”

Michael loves football and being able to play again was of the utmost importance to him. His determination on the football field will translate well into his aspirations of becoming a stockbroker. 

Although Michael won’t be competing in the race this year, he’ll likely be “carb-loading” with his favorite meal, spaghetti. He’ll need the energy to cheer on the Dallas Marathon runners on Sunday, Dec. 10. 

We invite you to join our team of fundraisers on behalf of Patient Champions like Michael and all the patients of Scottish Rite Hospital through our marathon fundraising page

For more event information, visit: bmwdallasmarathon.com.

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