Gage is a happy, healthy 17-year-old who has spent much of his life at Kosair Children’s Hospital, first as a patient and then as a volunteer. In 2004, Gage was diagnosed with hydrocephalus, an accumulation of fluid in his brain, and needed surgery to have a shunt placed to drain the fluid. Since then, he has had several revisions to the shunt, sometimes in critical circumstances. The blessings to this medical condition have been the people and patients of Kosair Children’s Hospital and how they have shaped Gage’s life. A volunteer visited Gage during his first stay at Kosair Children’s Hospital. Gage joined the volunteer program, and has since logged 600+ volunteer hours, manages all teen volunteers, and participates on volunteer boards and family advocacy groups. Due to his volunteer work, Gage has been awarded college scholarships to pursue his career interests in health care and social justice. He will attend Hanover College in Madison, IN, in the fall of 2012 as a Templeton Scholar.