Bone marrow recipient meets donor

What being a marrow donor really means

Last week, a throng of Children’s employees, including myself, got to watch an amazing meeting here at Children’s. It was a long-awaited reunion of sorts between 6-year-old Laurel Good and Krista Katris, 23. Krista donated her bone marrow to Laurel over a year ago, a gift that saved Laurel’s life. Laurel, who was diagnosed at [...]

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Secret Life of Girls

The Secret Life of Girls

I can’t imagine being in middle school today. When I was in seventh grade the first online instant messenger was launched, the likes of Cindy Crawford graced magazines, and the only phone I had was connected to a wall. But today, girls in middle school now send hundreds of text messages each day, are connected [...]

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Sea World visit makes a splash

Sea World Visit Makes a Splash

  A few dozen patients had the chance to shake their tail feathers with some exotic visitors yesterday. SeaWorld San Antonio was gracious enought to bring a few of their non-marine animals for a show and learn visit. Keepers talked to patients and their families about the importance of protecting our costal marshlands so native [...]

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Some Solutions for "Lifestyle Change"

Some solutions for "lifestyle change"

So, we bogged you down with the dilemma of the pediatric obesity epidemic yesterday. Then we told you that you shouldn’t have your child diet if he or she is obese. And, to top it all off, we gave you the vague solution of “lifestyle change” as an alternative to dieting. We’re aware of how [...]

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Celebrating Dr. King

If you will be at the hospital this week, be sure to stop by these events in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Monday, Jan. 16 Noon to 1 p.m. Character Chorus, Bray Elementary School, Cedar Hill Butterfly Atrium, Dallas campus 2 p.m. Service honoring The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Abbott Chapel, [...]

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