April 17, 2012 – Thirty-eight girls and boys will walk the runway on May 2 in the annual Children’s Cancer Fund Luncheon and Fashion Show. Clarice Tinsley of Fox 4 News follows one of the children as she shops for the dress she will model, and then keep courtesy of Dillard’s.
My first experience with St. Baldrick’s was during my residency in general pediatrics at Children’s, about four years ago. A group of oncology fellows, including Dr. Martha Stegner, shaved their heads for St. Baldrick’s. I thought it was so amazing that “Dr. Martha” was willing to go bald for her patients! As I applied for […]
The 21st annual Be The Match Bone Marrow Drive was quite the success yesterday, and we want to thank the 191 people that came out to our Dallas and Legacy hospitals and joined the Marrow Registry. That means potentially 191 children could receive a life-saving bone marrow or stem cell transplant. For those of you […]
When you’re told your child has a chronic illness, you have a lot of questions. That was the case for Johanna Mack-Wesson, whose 12-year-old son, Joshua Mack, has sickle cell disease. Here, Mack-Wesson talks about the support she gives and receives as the mother of a child with sickle cell disease. As we rode down […]
Shortly after the Graef family moved from Colorado to Flower Mound, Texas, their 12-year-old son Christian was diagnosed in the Emergency Department at Children’s Medical Center with blood clots in his jugular vein and shoulder. He had to undergo 12 weeks of blood thinner injections. “All of the fear and anxiety associated with the […]
Dasia White, 6 years old, looked quizzically at the machine that was about to take her oxygen measurements, but once the nurse touched her forehead with a probe from the machine, she was OK with the whole process. Dasia has sickle cell disease and is part of a clinical study at Children’s of cerebral oximetry, […]
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 […]