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Meet Collins!

Meet Collins! Our 2020 Sanford Children’s Miracle Network Champion

To see Collins Kassin twirl around a room during ballet or tap dancing lessons, you’d never suspect this bubbly 5-year-old from Vermillion, S.D., lives with a chronic disease.

At 12 days old, Collins was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, a hereditary disease that affects her lungs and digestive system. There is no cure, but with support from her team at Sanford Children’s and Children’s Miracle Network, Collins and her family have learned to manage the intense daily treatments she needs to remain healthy and active.

With this expert care, close to home, there’s no stopping Collins from reaching her dreams!

Hear more of Collins’ story here: