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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For one patient, heart surgery led to the chance of a lifetime

>Since Klaire Hicks underwent life-saving heart surgery on Oct. 20, it’s been a whirlwind. Only two-and-a-half weeks after two holes in her heart were repaired at Children’s, Klaire flew to Hollywood to film a commercial with recording artist and Disney star Selena Gomez. And today The Dallas Morning News followed her around Velma Penny Elementary [...]

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Some relief for scale-aphobic children

>It’s ironic that now, when “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” plays on every strip-mall loudspeaker in America, I recall the least wonderful time of the year for me in elementary school – thanks to a recent Dallas Morning News article. Mrs. Galloway was a wonderful elementary P.E. teacher. Very encouraging. Very fun. [...]

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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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