Young heart transplant recipient visits the UFCVM

AnnaRose Van Sciver, a UF Health heart transplant recipient, has a dream of one day becoming a veterinarian. On Jan. 23, AnnaRose, who is 10, came with her mom, Cean Van Sciver, to visit and tour the UF Small Animal Hospital, along with members of UF’s Dance Marathon team. The Dance Marathon team followed AnnaRose and captured her tour on video for the group’s Milestones Campaign.

Dance Marathon produces video campaigns that focus on children who have been helped by the UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital and the Children’s Miracle Network. Click here to see the Dance Marathon’s video of AnnaRose’s story.

AnnaRose was able to meet many of UF’s veterinarians, students and staff members as she brightened the hallways with her curiousity and enthusiasm. Her visit culminated with a surprise: She was able to help Dr. Amy Stone perform an examination on a cat! It was a big day for AnnaRose and she hopes to return again one day to see all of her new friends.



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