Archive | May, 2012

One Little Girl, One Very Little Heart

Andrea and Gilly Riojas welcomed Rylynn, their only child, in May 2009. But their precious little angel suffered a life-threatening heart problem – and the family turned to Children’s for the medical attention and heart transplant Rylynn so desperately needed. Here’s, a heartwarming pictorial look at the toddler’s lifesaving journey.     Related Posts Going […]

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What (and What Not) to Feed Your Kids

Feeding kids can often become a battle; feeding them healthy foods can be a war. “I have found that if you explain to your children why a food is good or not good for them, things become easier,” advises Maria-Paula Carrillo, M.S., a clinical dietitian at Children’s. “Allowing them to make certain food choices also […]

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Meet Nocturnal Nurse Michelle Smith

Michelle Smith, R.N. Registered Nurse for Transport, Children’s Medical Center WHAT SHE DOES: Jets, helicopters and ambulances are all part of her daily work routine. But she’s not just along for the ride; she’s responsible for caring for patients – often in critical condition – as they’re being transported from another hospital to Children’s. JETLAGGED: […]

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A Mother’s Miracle

The last clear memory Bubba Layne has is of his knees hitting the ground during football conditioning drills in May 2010. He only knows the rest – the ambulance ride, the emergency room, the next 10 days at Children’s – by what his mother, Etta Layne, has told him. She arrived at the football field […]

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