March 11. 2009 --Aidan Stotz, 6, of Lindenhurst has been named 'Illinois Champion Child' for 2009. He will serve as an ambassador for the millions of treated at children's miracle network hospitals.During Wednesday's announcement, Chicago bears punter Brad Maynard surprised Aidan with an autographed football and Wal-Mart gave him a $500 shopping spree.
Maynard helped Aidan shop for everything he'll need for the trips he'll make as a 'champion child.'
Aidan is winning the battle against neuroblastoma. He tells people he had a sick tummy and now he's better.