Over the Edge with Friends of Children’s Hospital will be the attraction you don’t want to miss in Jackson, MS, on April 17, 2021. The goal of Over the Edge with Friends is to raise $130,000 to support the sick and injured children of Batson Children’s Hospital and Children’s of Mississippi. You can help us achieve this goal by donating or rappelling down the 5-story One Eastover Center at The District at Eastover!
No rappelling or climbing experience is required for participants. The Over the Edge staff consists of professionals with an outstanding safety record who will provide the technical expertise, training and equipment needed to perform this event.
A non-refundable reservation fee of $25 is required to hold your spot on the EDGE.
There are only 92 spots available, so claim yours today!
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Sybil Cumberland | Preston, MS | Age 8
When she was only two-and-a-half months old, Sybil’s parents, Jason and Tara, rushed her to the ER because she was struggling to breathe. Unbeknownst to anyone, Sybil was born with several holes in her heart, and she was going into congestive heart failure.
Sybil came to Batson Children’s Hospital, where she would have two open heart surgeries before she was seven months old.
Thanks to her team at Children’s of Mississippi, Sybil’s surgeries went well and she’s never looked back. Today, she is a healthy, thriving little girl who loves dancing and tumbling.
Deuce Bloodshaw | Madison, MS | Age 8
When he was born, Deuce weighed one pound, 13 ounces. His mother, Nikki, is a pediatric nurse, but even with her medical background she was unprepared for the sight of her tiny son attached to so much equipment. Fortunately, from the beginning, Deuce received expert care from neonatal intensive care specialists at Children’s of Mississippi.
Thankfully, Deuce was able to thrive. Twenty-five days after his birth, his mother held him for the first time. And after four months in the NICU, he went home.
Now seven years old, Deuce still sees specialists at Children’s of Mississippi for follow-up care and loves basketball, baseball, watching “Ryan Toys Review” on YouTube, and his momma.
Kate Cox | Madison, MS | Age 9
Kids who have Down Syndrome, like Kate, are at higher risk for developing leukemia. When she was just 15 months old, a bone marrow biopsy at Children’s Cancer Center confirmed she had Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Her parents, Tisha and Adam, said the team at Children’s worked tirelessly to heal Kate and make her as comfortable as possible during treatment. That included giving her time to play in a room full of fun toys and games, where she could just be a kid, and forget cancer.
Fortunately, Kate’s treatment was successful. She continues to go for blood work at Children’s Cancer Center, and has now been in remission for 4 and a half years.
Kate loves gymnastics, dancing, and swimming. But most importantly she loves Ole Miss!
Marsha Jones | Jackson, MS | Age 11
By the time Marsha came to the emergency department at Batson Children’s Hospital, she was in a desperate situation. She had ongoing dental issues and was in terrible pain.
The children’s dentistry team treated Marsha right away. She was nervous, but her experienced dentist, Dr. Koti, helped put Marsha at ease. In fact, when her first tooth was pulled, Marsha said she “didn’t even feel it.”
Marsha is no longer missing school because of mouth pain, and credits her “favorite doctor.” She has lots of places to flash her pretty smile, too, because she is the captain of her Wheelcats cheerleading squad.
Marsha loves to dance and create artwork and she is “a kind-hearted, sweet girl who loves everyone,” says her grandmother, Eva.