Meet Miracle Mile Champion: Warren “Tug” Robinson

The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon and ½ Marathon is October 21st and we’re honored to be the event’s title beneficiary. As we countdown to the Marathon we’ll introduce you to our “mile champions.” These 26 special children and teens, each with a moving story to share, will be designated a mile along the event course. They will serve as patient ambassadors – to motivate participants and engage the entire community in this vital fundraising event. Each child will have a fundraising page for their mile and many of the miles will have corporate sponsors.

This week we introduce you to: Warren “Tug” Robinson

Age: 12
Hometown: Archbold, Ohio
Condition: Traumatic Brain Injury

Last July, Warren “Tug” Robinson was in a severe car accident, resulting in a Traumatic Brain Injury, or TBI. Tug was trapped in a car for over an hour, then flown to a local trauma hospital, where his family was prepared for the worst. Tug was in a coma and if he ever woke up, there was a chance that he would not walk, talk, eat, or even have the same personality.

When Tug pulled through and was able to breathe without a machine, he was transferred to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, where he did indeed learn to walk, talk, eat, and interact just as he did before his accident. Tug and the staff at Nationwide Children’s pushed boundaries every day, and their hard work paid off.

Today, Tug is a normal kid. People would never guess that he ever had a TBI. At Nationwide Children’s, Tug learned the value of hard work and a strong heart.

Make sure to wave to Tug, as he will be cheering on the athletes from Mile 23 of the marathon.

If you are not running or walking the marathon, you can still be a part of it. There are a few ways to help out.  You can support children like Tug by becoming a Children’s Champion, or if your  company looking to support the marathon you can purchase a Rally Alley banner  to be hung at the finish line.

Thank you for supporting our patients!

Donna Teach
Donna Teach is Chief Marketing & Communication Officer at Nationwide Children's. Her job is to help the hospital feel "connected" – Connected to each other, connected to our patients and their families, referring physicians, the community and the world.

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