8-year-old beats COVID-19-linked syndrome, made ambassador to hospital's fundraiser

An 8-year-old was made an official hospital ambassador for Maria Fareri's annual "Go the Distance" fundraiser Thursday.

News 12 Staff

Aug 6, 2020, 6:46 PM

Updated 1,446 days ago

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An 8-year-old was made an official hospital ambassador for Maria Fareri's annual "Go the Distance" fundraiser Thursday.

Jorden Hutchins, of Mount Vernon, beat the rare inflammatory syndrome in children that's been linked to COVID-19.

He was admitted to the hospital's pediatric ICU back in May.

Jorden was on a ventilator and even needed heart surgery and dialysis after surviving two strokes.

Doctors say Jorden is the ultimate success story despite the dark times. His family says they never lost hope.
As an ambassador, Jorden will help represent the more than 30,000 seriously ill and injured children at the hospital.
 


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