Sim Scott

July 2012

Children’s Medical Center patient selected as 2012 Texas champion for children’s miracle network hospitals.

Children’s Medical Center patient, Sim Scott, Plano, Texas, was recently selected to represent Texas through Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Champion program. Scott is the first patient ever from Children’s Medical Center to be chosen as an ambassador for Texas. 

Every year, the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Champions program identifies a child with a remarkable medical story from each state. These champions serve as ambassadors for the 17 million children treated at Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® annually. The champions and their families will travel to Washington, D.C. and Orlando, Fla., September 16 through 22 to meet with delegates and media to highlight the work taking place at pediatric hospitals. 

“We are delighted to have Sim represent Texas and Children’s Medical Center,” said Pete Kline, Children’s Medical Center Foundation President. “The Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Champions program is a great way to highlight the vital work of pediatric hospitals across the U.S., as well as provide a fun experience for patients and families.” 

In June 2009, at age six, Scott was diagnosed with a grade II astrocytoma brain tumor, and had his first brain surgery for a biopsy. In August 2009, he underwent a second surgery and had 95 percent of the tumor removed, but it also weakened the muscles on the right side of his body. Since his surgeries, Scott manages diminished vision in one eye by covering the stronger eye for four hours a day, allowing the weaker one to catch up. He doesn’t let any of this slow him down, though. Earlier this year he started martial arts training to improve his balance, strength and stamina.  

“Because of my time at Children’s Medical Center, I want to be a doctor someday,” said Scott. “Hopefully I’ll be able to help kids who are just like me.”

Plano Mayor, Phil Dyer, declared April 14 as “Sim Scott Day” to recognize his courage and compassion.


Back to Previous

Share Your Story

Have you had a personal experience with Children’s Health? Do you know a family member who has? Do you want to show appreciation for a special caregiver?

By communicating your experience with us, you could help the community to better understand the depth and breadth of expert care that Children’s Health provides to each child, every day. Tell us your story today!

Start Here

Support Children’s

Children’s Health relies on your generosity to continue to provide world-class care to each child who needs us. Stories like these can continue to be told with your financial support.

Make a Donation

Get Our Monthly Newsletter In Your Inbox

Don’t Miss Out On A Story Or Event

Stay up-to-date with the news and events. Sign up today. Unsubscribe anytime.

I’ve already subscribed or don’t want to subscribe. Please don’t ask me again.