Author Archive | Janet Aker

Children’s holiday parade

Hope you enjoyed the Children’s Medical Center Holiday Parade Presented by Capital One Bank on Dec. 4 in downtown Dallas as much as I did.The parade, which many families consider the “official” start of the holiday season, raises money for Children’s Medical Center, specifically for our Child Life department. Our child life specialists work with […]

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Finding Joy

Finding joy even when kids aren’t perfectly healthy

Children’s Medical Center pediatric hematologist-oncologist Paul Harker-Murray talks about the relationships he builds with the families of his cancer patients and what it’s like being the father of a child with Williams syndrome. “What you want most for your children is for them to be healthy,” says Dr. Paul Harker-Murray, a cancer specialist at Children’s. […]

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Demi Lovato and the long-term effects of bullying

Demi Lovato, the Disney starlet and singer, is in treatment for emotional and physical issues. By now you’ve probably heard that from your child or seen it on the news. Her representative told the media that the issues Lovato’s being seen for in treatment are some that “she has dealt with for some time. Demi […]

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Back in the game

  September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. View a gallery of photos of children with cancer called “For The Moment” that showcases a day in the life of cancer patients and their families – whether at home, their struggles in treatment and through recovery. Matt Burpee, 7, is enjoying first grade and playing soccer […]

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