Singer-songwriter Britt Nicole stopped by Seacrest Studios on Feb. 22 to talk to Children’s patients, sign autographs and sing songs from her album Gold. One patient co-host asked Britt about her role models. The Southern girl with a close-knit family says she’s always looked up to her older brother and draws inspiration from her friend […]
Archive | February, 2013
You may remember Rylynn Riojas from the Children’s Med Dallas TV series. The toddler was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome and waited 10 months for a donor heart. Those months were filled with many medical ups and downs, including a lifesaving procedure. Watch her journey to a new lease on life, and then read […]
Lariba Abu is a respiratory care practitioner at Children’s. Her 14-year-old son Habib Wasai received a life-saving stem cell transplant thanks to his brother’s selfless donation last fall. Read her story below and her request to you now that her son is healthy and pain-free. My son Habib was born with sickle cell disease and […]
Emma’s dad beat a serious childhood illness with the crucial help of the medical team at Children’s. Now his daughter is doing the same. Her strength through adversity has amazed her parents and served as inspiration to others. Here we catch a brief look at Emma at home with her parents and baby sister. […]
Cookie Monster and Elmo from Sesame Street Live stopped by the Red Balloon Network to play games, dance and bring big smiles to our patients! The Muppets are in the metroplex to perform “Can’t Stop Singing” at the Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie through Sunday, Feb. 24. Who’s your favorite Muppet?
The 2013 Academy Awards are coming up this Sunday, and we thought it would be fun to ask some of our patients which animated feature film they hope will take home the Oscar.
Children’s recently partnered with the Community Council of Greater Dallas to host a Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) application assistance event at MyChildren’s Bachman Lake. Bilingual outreach representatives were on hand to consult with 49 families and assist them with the application process for more than 80 children. More than 117,000 children in […]
Doak Walker Award recipient Montee Ball from the University of Wisconsin and Doak Walker Legends Award recipient Jim Brown, an NFL Hall of Fame member, visited Children’s Medical Center. Watch as Montee and Jim talk about football, the Doak Walker Award and the importance of giving back to the community. Share the patient experience!
(UPDATED JANUARY 21, 2014) Joshua Biyoyouwei has been a patient of Children’s since being diagnosed with sickle cell anemia at 3 months old. Ever since, he has faced numerous medical challenges, including having a stroke when he was 18 months old after a three-day bout with an extremely high fever. “That was the worst day […]
Are girls reaching puberty at a younger age now? — Megan V. We are evaluating more children for early puberty, but we are not seeing a greater incidence of actual early or rapidly progressing puberty — and the number who need medical intervention remains small. Doctors are seeing breast tissue develop earlier in girls, […]