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Peyton Manning Children's Hospital receives grant

Posted at 10:52 PM, Jul 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-23 22:52:22-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Peyton Manning Children's Hosptial at St. Vincent now has more money to continue its fight against pediatric cancer.

Hyundai Hope on Wheels awarded a $100,000 grant to the hospital Tuesday.

Every 36 minutes, a child in the united states is diagnosed with pediatric cancer with 15,000 new cases each year.

Isaac Porogi, a Peyton Manning Children's Hospital alum and pediatric cancer survivor, said the hospital helped him tremendously.

" The hospital itself, all of the doctors and nurses are just super nice,” he said. “They really feel like a second family here. And I actually got to meet Peyton Manning one day, and it was actually the day I found out I had to have surgery on my right leg. I had to have my femur replaced, my knee replaced with titanium. And it was really cool, because he was just a very down to earth person and it was really nice meeting him. "

The hope is the grant can help to better treat pediatric cancer here in Central Indiana.