Navicent patient named Children Miracle Network’s Georgia Ambassador

An Albany boy, who received life-saving care in Macon at Children’s Hospital, Navicent Health, will represent Georgia in the Children’s Miracle Network.

Taylor Sanders was named the 2015 Champion Ambassador for the state and will travel to Washington, D.C., in June and visit Disney World to advocate for children’s hospitals across North America.

The 6-year-old suffered multiple organ failures after a September car crash and defied the odds of survival.

“It means so much to us for Taylor to be chosen,” Taylor’s father, Don Sanders, said in a hospital news release. “He is really excited.”

Dr. Eric Long, a trauma surgeon at the Children’s Hospital, said Taylor’s recovery is truly miraculous.

“He has overcome such tremendous odds, defying science, and now he can share his story with the state and the nation,” Long said in the release.

Taylor’s journey will be documented with the hashtag #GACMNChampion15 on social media.