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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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Craig Foster and family at the Children's Parade

Engage the Season With Children’s Holiday Parade

In the coming weeks, we’re all going to hear that the holiday season is a time for gratefulness, goodwill, peace, perspective, hope and even magic. But what I’ve found in yuletides past is that the season only becomes those things if you’re intentional. Otherwise, you’ll find all the magic lost while waiting in line at […]

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Derek Holland - Texas Rangers

Texas Rangers Pitcher Derek Holland Makes A Difference

On Wednesday, Nov. 6, at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Texas Rangers pitcher Derek Holland played with Children’s patients and presented a $10,000 check to Children’s representatives. The patient interaction and gift presentation were part of the festivities surrounding Holland being named the 2013 winner of the Jim Sundberg Community Achievement Award, which is presented annually […]

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Pauline Allen Gill Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders

The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders has been renamed the Pauline Allen Gill Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders in honor of the Pauline Allen Gill Foundation. The Foundation donated $10 million designated to support the cancer and blood disorders center at Children’s. This generous gift has helped fund the construction and renovation of the sixth […]

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Art bands created by student volunteers for patients in admitting.

Student Volunteers at Children’s Create Art Bands

  To add a personal touch that helps distract patients from the fear of coming to a hospital, student volunteers at Children’s became fashion designers by turning ordinary patient arm bands into high-fashion art bands! “I look forward to coloring the art bands. It’s fun,” says Aradhana Sahoo, student volunteer. By brightening up one of […]

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Continuing the Bradford Legacy

Not only did Elizabeth Bradford’s kindness in the 1910s inspire her father, Thomas L. Bradford, to fund the establishment of The Bradford Memorial Hospital for Babies – which later became Children’s Medical Center – it began a family legacy of generosity to Children’s that has been instrumental to our hospital’s success, spans five generations and […]

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The dedication of the Bradford Memorial Hospital for Babies

For the Love of Babies

Children’s Medical Center traces its beginning back 100 years, to April 1913 when a compassionate and visionary group of nurses, led by May Smith, started an open-air “baby camp” to care for Dallas babies on the lawn of what would soon become Parkland Hospital. They had a dream that a hospital dedicated exclusively to children […]

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