Author Archive | Heather Elise Duge

Team Shayna’s Red Balloon Run & Ride Donations Benefit The Heart Center

In 2007, 15-month-old Shayna Strauss was diagnosed with congenital heart defects. Her mother Dawn spent 11 agonizing days hoping the cardiac specialists at Children’s Medical Center would be able to save Shayna’s fragile life. Since 2010, Shayna’s family has raised money for Children’s as part of the annual Red Balloon Run & Ride, co-presented by […]

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Ethan Fox with Cowboys defensive back Morris Claiborne.

Athlete Back on Football Field Following Traumatic Brain Injury

Ethan pictured with Cowboys Defensive Back Morris Claiborne.   In 2012, Children’s admitted 330 patients with traumatic brain injuries. Ethan Fox was one of them. Ethan’s dad, Jason Fox, wasn’t sure if his son would be able to speak or even recognize him after receiving a traumatic brain injury while playing an impromptu touch-football game during recess […]

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Jazmyn Polk

Teen Shares Journey Through Childhood Cancer

Cancer has changed a lot in Jazmyn Polk’s life, both physically and emotionally. But it has not stopped her from being a positive example to others with the disease. Watch Jazmyn’s candid account of her journey through childhood cancer.     Jazmyn recently designed the artwork for the Childhood Cancer Awareness Month T-shirt. The T-shirt […]

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