MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Figure skating couldn’t be a better hobby for 11-year-old Julia, who has viral asthma.

“The cold helps with my lungs,” she says. “It allows me to breathe better.”

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Most of the time, Julia is chasing her dream of skating in the Olympics. Every once in a while, however, her condition lands her back at Children’s Minnesota.

One time after a short stay, she left the hospital thinking of those she left behind.

“So when I was 7, I started fundraising for them,” she said.

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Since then, every year Julia hosts a run and walk, then picks a different part of the hospital to help with the donations.

This year, the money went to a Children’s Hospital favorite — Star Studio, the hospital’s own TV channel.

“For Star Studio, I raised $10,000,” Julia said.

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Next year, Julia plans to donate her money to help build a new ambulance.