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Annual Radiothon features local champions

Sanford Children’s to Host Wheel City Auto Radiothon for Kids

(Sioux Falls, SD) – Sanford Children’s Hospital’s Children’s Miracle Network and KTWB, KELO-FM and KOOL radio stations are again teaming up for the Wheel City Auto Radiothon for Kids on Thursday and Friday.  Last year’s event raised nearly $185,000.

Radiothon290X265During the 24-hour event, hosts from KTWB, KELO-FM and KOOL will broadcast live from the Carlson Great Hall at Sanford Children’s Hospital.

Tune in to listen on Thursday and Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. as families share personal and heartfelt stories about how their lives have been changed by Sanford Children’s Hospital. Station hosts will also talk with doctors and staff. The radiothon is also available online at or the 24 Hour Radiothon for Kids page.

Broadcast hosts will introduce listeners to the following Children’s Miracle Network champions and their courageous families: 




Parents’ Names

Amanda Allstot

Sioux Falls, SD

Ewing Sarcoma

Todd & Michelle

Tanner Bruns

Worthing, SD

Car Accident

Gary & Amy

Chase & Zachary Gunderson

Brandon, SD

Chase – Cellulitis; Zach – Cancer

Doug & Tami

Adyson Hauert

Sioux Falls, SD

Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Nick & Bekah

Tessa Hertel

Parker, SD

Liver transplant (16 years ago)

 Harvey & Jane

Clayton Horst

Ipswich, SD


Josh & Tracy

Brayden Kouri

Sioux Falls, SD

Down Syndrome

Bryan & Dana

Jerzey Meeks

Sioux Falls, SD


Allen Meeks & Elizabeth Anderson

Jordyn Olsen

Pipestone, MN

Stage 4 Neuroblastoma/Osteosarcoma

Justin & Jodie

Madison Pankratz

Marion, SD

Born with 5 heart defects

Dave & Anne

Charlee Peskey

Hartford, SD

Premature birth due to HELPP Syndrome

Ryan & Melissa

Jeren & Jaxon Scheff

Montrose, SD

Multiple genetic disorders

Justin & Jennifer

Maci Van Riesen

Tea, SD

Premature birth & esophagus disorder

Grant & Janelle

Kailey Vandrovec

Sioux Falls, SD

Premature birth

Terry & Jessica

Weston Wagner

Redfield, SD

E. Coli resulting in other complications

Reese & Elly Jo

Adam Walter

Yankton, SD

Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Mark & Marcia

Amelia Gammeter

Sioux Falls, SD


Bryce & Gretchen

Tanna Kingsbury

Letcher, SD

Ewing Sarcoma

Lynette & Kevin

Jaykob Knutson

Sioux Falls, SD


Shane & Amy

Will Schriver

Aberdeen, SD

Premature Birth and then spent 53 days in NICU due to Esophageal Atresia

George & Stacy


Sanford Children’s Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD, joined the Children’s Miracle Network team in 1986. As a Children’s Miracle Network hospital, Sanford Children’s Hospital in Sioux Falls stands dedicated to the ideal that every child is unique, every diagnosis is different and every situation is special. One hundred percent of funds raised stay local to help local children.

As the area’s only Children’s Miracle Network hospital, Sanford Children’s Hospital offers the region’s most comprehensive health care services for children. Leading-edge technology, specially trained medical professionals and a vast array of services help meet the multiple medical needs of patients and their families.

Tim Gerszewski
Sanford Media Strategist – Sioux Falls Region
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