And the winner is…(drum roll please)...
Katelyn S. from Wisconsin!
The nationwide contest “Be a Super Hero. Read!” encouraged children to write about a real hero in their lives, describing the human powers, such as courage, kindness, or generosity, which make their selected hero special.
Katelyn wrote about her hero, Dr. Nicholas Von Bergen, a pediatric cardiologist who performed two heart surgeries on her to treat her cardiac arrhythmia called supra-ventricular tachycardia. Katelyn’s winning entry is below:
I had a broken heart, and I am happy to say it’s fixed now! There are so many people who helped fix my heart, and Dr.VonBergen was one of them. He fixes children’s hearts every day. Dr.VonBergen did both of my heart surgeries; in total I had two. My first heart surgery did not go well. Dr.VonBergen couldn’t fix my heart. He was very disappointed and was determined to fix it during another surgery, which took place a year later. My second heart surgery went perfectly. I know he is a good person, because he didn’t just heal my heart, he healed my whole life. Because Dr.VonBergen fixed my heart I can now do all of the things I love to do, this is why Dr.VonBergen is my hero.
Katelyn wins a VIP trip for four to tour Warner Bros. Animation Studios and DC Entertainment Offices, the home of SUPERMAN™ and BATMAN™. Dr. Nicholas Von Bergen receives a $2,500 donation to the charity of his choice.
Congratulations to Katelyn!
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- Amber Bullis, Marketing Specialist