Meet Justice Thomas

Justice Thomas, 13, has suffered from hematemesis – an illness that causes her to throw up blood – since she was born, but her life has been drastically improved through her experiences and treatments provided by her local children’s hospital, The Children’s Medical Center of Dayton.

Justice Thomas and her family will travel to Washington, D.C. on June 18 and June 19 to speak with federal lawmakers about an issue of vital importance to them – the fate of children’s health care and the essential role that children’s hospitals play in the community.

The Thomas family will join patients and families from children’s hospitals across the country to advocate on behalf of their hospitals as part of the fourth annual National Association of Children’s Hospitals Family Advocacy Day.

Follow Justice and her family as they make this very important journey.


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    Dale June 12, 2008

    Hi Justice, this is Pappy Dale. I know you have suffered a lot and I just hope and pray that you will finally be finished being a “patient” and Dayton Childrens Hospital and instead you will continue to speak on behalf of the hospital. You make us all very proud!! Have fun in Washington DC.
    Love Pappy Dale

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