Meet Madison Rogers: 2022 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Champion is an ambassador for local giving and pediatric care

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Meet Madison Rogers: 2022 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Champion is an ambassador for local giving and pediatric care


Madison Rogers, a local 8-year-old with cerebral palsy, has been named a 2022 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Champion. She was able to receive life-saving treatment and therapies at Centra Virginia Baptist Hospital after she was born thanks to generous donations.  ​

Her story will be featured as part of this year's  Q99 Miracle Day Radiothon on March 4. Since 2004, Q99FM in Roanoke has hosted the annual Dick & Dave's Miracle Day Radiothon in support of local Children's Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals). The event runs from 6 am-6 pm and has raised more than $2.4 million since it started.


Vibrant. Determined. Feisty in the best possible way.

These are some of the words that come to mind for those who are lucky enough to meet Madison Rogers, a local second-grader. During Madison’s stay in the Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery at Centra Virginia Baptist Hospital after she was born, she even earned a nickname from one of her doting and gracious Caregivers.

“I named her Feisty Madi,” said Jackie Weaver, BSN, RN, senior director, Women and Children’s Services. “She was instantly a fighter.”  

Now Madison is a Champion.

Selected as a 2022 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Champion, she will be an ambassador for local giving that supports pediatric care in Centra’s two hospitals within the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals) alliance.

Thanks to donations to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Fund, Madison was able to access state-of-the-art care and equipment after she was born at 29 weeks weighing 2 lbs. She received life-saving treatments and therapies at the hospital prior to exhibiting signs of necrotizing enterocolitis, a serious intestinal disease among premature babies.

Amber Rogers, her mother, remains grateful for the care and support her daughter received during that difficult time. Now Madison’s family supports Centra’s local CMN Hospitals “to take care of our future.”   

“We should help support our community,” Amber said, adding that this is especially true during challenging times. She is proud that Madison is the local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Champion.

Madison, who has cerebral palsy and limited mobility, is now a thriving 8-year-old who enjoys dance classes, t-ball, fishing, and getting dirty in “her” garden. Like many children, she loves music. Her personality and determination shine through in everything she does.

“We are truly honored and excited to have Madison serve as our 2022 Champion,” said Centra Foundation Development Officer Gabbie Reda. “Her story highlights the impact that gifts to our Children’s Miracle Network Fund can have for local children who need specialized care.”

Madison’s parents aim to be inclusive and teach others about her disability.

“I believe in miracles because I see one every day in Madison,” Amber said. “We don't let anything stand in her way as she powers through every obstacle.”


Centra is proud to have two hospitals within the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, an alliance of premier children’s hospitals throughout the United States and Canada. Centra Lynchburg General Hospital houses a state-of-the-art Pediatric Center and a specialized Pediatric Pod in the Emergency Department.  Centra Virginia Baptist Hospital has a Level III Neonatal Nursery and Pediatric Speciality Clinic, making it a referral center for the region.


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