4 year old Lupus patient Scarlett named Children’s Champion


In 2018 Scarlett Schneider was diagnosed with a rare case of paediatric lupus, which nearly took her life. She recovered after a lengthy stay at Sanford Children’s Hospital in Fargo, the region’s only Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.

She amazed doctors with her resilience and sunny disposition in the face of a life-threatening illness. Now she is bringing hope and encouragement to children and families across the country.

Each year, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, an alliance of paediatric hospitals in the U.S. and Canada, identifies a child with a remarkable medical story from each member hospital. These “champions” serve as the face for millions of children treated at the local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital every year. Sanford Children’s Hospital announced last year that Scarlett Schneider, the daughter of Becky and Sheldon Schneider of Minot, would be the 2019 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals North Dakota Champion.

“She’s our Champion,” mum Becky said proudly.

Click here for the full story of Scarlett’s battle with lupus.