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Experiences that met expectations

>Before Destani Anderson served as the ballgirl at the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game last weekend, her grandmother told me that she believed it was the chance of a lifetime. Destani rebounded balls for celebrities during warm-ups and passed out water and towels to them during the game. She met Terrell Owens, Magic Johnson, and Mario […]

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Snuggies From Jack

Snuggies from Jack

  Jack Barker is a 12-year-old with an engaging smile and an easy manner. He also happens to be a patient in the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders (CCBD) who saw a need here at the hospital and decided to take care of it. That makes Jack pretty amazing. Diagnosed with T-cell acute lymphocytic […]

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2009 Children’s Miracle Network Radiothon: One mother’s story

>Editor’s note: The Children’s Miracle Network Radiothon happens this Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 10 to 12, on 103.7 lite fm. The Radiothon is a fundraiser with donations going to Children’s Medical Center and Cook Children’s in Fort Worth. Guest blogger Stacie Smith, the mother of a patient at Children’s Medical Center, shares her son’s story […]

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From a patient mom’s perspective

>Stacie Aulds, mom of 3-year-old AJ Wells, shares her story from Selena Gomez’s visit to the hospital on Dec. 6: Selena Gomez of Disney’s Wizards of Waverly Place visited Children’s. My son AJ Wells was fortunate enough to meet her. AJ was diagnosed with leukemia in April of this year. During his treatment so far, […]

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