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Dallas Stars visit Children’s

>Stephany Jara, 9, of Lewisville, Texas, doesn’t really know who the Dallas Stars are, but her smile was a mile wide when members of the professional hockey team stopped by to visit her in the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders (CCBD) outpatient clinic at Children’s Dec. 14. What girl wouldn’t smile when surrounded by […]

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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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See Selena Gomez in the Children’s parade

>See photos of guest star Selena Gomez at the 22nd Annual Capital One Bank Adolphus Children’s Parade benefiting Children’s Medical Center. For many, the parade kicks off the holiday season each year. Did you attend this year’s parade? If you did, leave a comment and share your story.

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I love a parade

> What are the elements of a great holiday parade? In my mind a great parade includes dazzling dancers, magnificent marching bands, exciting equestrian teams, fanciful floats and imaginative inflatable balloons, plus cartoon characters and clowns, clowns, clowns. Put all this together and you have the 22nd Capital One Bank Adolphus Children’s Parade. The 2009 […]

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Cord blood banking

The minute I found out I was pregnant, I started receiving mail from diaper companies, portrait studios, kids’ furniture stores. I think my mailman knew I was pregnant before my husband did! The cord blood banks were pretty quick to identify me as a new target, too. The brochures featured sweet little wrinkly newborns and […]

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Children’s wins another award

>You know, I think I’m sort of a good luck charm. Since I began working at Children’s in April 2008, the hospital has experienced one major success after the other. First, there was the opening of Children’s at Legacy. The completion of the stand-alone satellite hospital qualified Children’s as the nation’s only pediatric healthcare system. […]

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Small town with a big heart

>I’m not a Texan. I always tell people, “I wasn’t born here, but my babies will be.” I know that will never make me a Texan, but I hope it demonstrates to ya’ll that I intend to stay. I like it here, I like it a lot. Still, I never sat through Texas history (that […]

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A new soundtrack for Children’s

>I know what the new piano in the Children’s Dallas lobby sounds like to an employee. In the midst of a day full of staring at a computer screen, attending meetings and trying to be creative and efficient, it sounds like perspective. Somehow, the chords and keys distract me from busyness and call me to […]

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