Welcome to our first official blog post as MizzouThon!  We are so excited for all the new things we have going on this year and cannot wait for everyone to begin getting involved! Over the course of the next few months, we will add posts to the blog spotlighting different Miracle Families and special events that MizzouThon is hosting. Our first post is a combination of the two!

This year we are introducing the Adopt-A-Family program. This program is an opportunity for larger organizations such as Greek Chapters, Residence Halls, and Sports teams to get more involved in MizzouThon. Through this program, each organization will have the chance to “adopt” a family. This means that the organization will get to spend significant one-on-one time with a single Miracle Kid and his or her family. This is a really unique opportunity for organizations to build deeper connections with these amazing individuals. We’re so excited for all of our organizations involved to take advantage of this opportunity!

Now that you have all of the background information, we’re pleased to announce that our first family has been adopted! The Mizzou Women’s Basketball Team has adopted the Edwards family!! Beau and Bryce are nine-year-old twins who are full of energy and love sports and playing music. They were born prematurely with complications, but thanks to their fighting spirits and the amazing love and support from their parents, Beau and Bryce are healthy, lively kids today! In their partnership with the Basketball team, the boys will get tours of the arena and get the opportunity to sit in on some practices among other awesome opportunities! The boys are ecstatic with their new adoptive family and we can’t wait to see what cool things they get to do!