February 27, 2020 – Fort Wayne native, 11-year-old Maddie Dean, today was honored with a surprise proclamation from Mayor Tom Henry and Riley Children’s Foundation.
Maddie has been treated for juvenile dermatomyositis at Riley Hospital for Children since the age of 3. She has been selected as the Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals Indiana Champion for 2020. Every year, 170 CMN Hospitals identify a “Champion.” These ambassadors spend their year advocating for the charitable need of children’s hospitals. Riley Hospital for Children is the only CMN Hospitals partner in the state of Indiana.