26.2 hours. A symbolic marathon amount of time for dancers to be on their feet. 26.2 hours of students standing up for many kids who can not, in a prominent event that brings copious amounts of funds and awareness for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. 26.2 hours for the kids at Shands Hospital for Children. 26.2 hours.
This is Dance Marathon at UF.
Nate is a "miracle child" for DM. We honestly didn't have a clue what we were getting into when agreeing to join the Dance Marathon miracle families, but I for sure would have never imagined the degree of love we would have for these amazing people who are now a part of our heart. I have read several testimonies about how students' lives were changed by being around the DM miracle kids, but I don't think they can fathom how their lives have also changed our own.