• 8 years old
  • 2019 Children’s Miracle Network Champion
  • Future nurse
  • FSGS/Nephrotic Syndrome

Samerya is an eight year old with big dreams: she aspires to be a nurse when she is grown up so that she can take care of people with the same love and support that the nurses at Children’s National have shown her. Samerya has Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS)/Nephrotic syndrome, a form of kidney disease that prevents her body from breaking down proteins. Samerya is an active and fun-loving ball of energy! She loves to hula-hoop and her favorite color is yellow. She was seen at Terp Thon this past year rocking out and putting dancers in “jail.” Samerya was chosen to be one of ten Children’s Miracle Network 2019 National Champions! Every year, local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals select a “Champion” to represent the children being treated at their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.  Ch