Our visit to Capitol Hill was priceless

>Sheila Elliott, Colby Elliott’s mom, describes her family’s visit to Capitol Hill to meet Texas state representatives, senators, and their aides during Family Advocacy Days in Washington, D.C. Thanks to the Elliott family for helping us put a face on the important work done every day at Children’s Medical Center. We spent the day taking [...]

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Congressional visits day

>Sheila Elliott, Colby Elliott’s mom, updates us on the June 16 congressional visits day so far. We’re on the Hill! It’s so exciting. So far we’ve met with Rep. Mike Conaway, Rep. Mike Burgess (who’s also a doctor), and Rep. Sam Johnson of Texas. It’s a challenge to keep three boys all focused and calm [...]

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Family Advocacy Day celebration dinner

>Sheila Elliott, the mother of Colby Elliott, says her family is enjoying their time in the nation’s capital and had a great time at the family celebration dinner June 15. Read her update below. Our family had an AMAZING time tonight at the Family Advocacy Day celebration dinner. There was a magician, a live band, [...]

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Colby’s mom updates us on their trip

>Sheila Elliot, the mother of Colby Elliot, says her family is enjoying their time in the nation’s capital. Read her update below. WOW! What an amazing time we are having here in Washington, D.C., representing Children’s Medical Center! Colby has enjoyed seeing a lot of the monuments and museums. This trip has been a dream [...]

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Colby goes to Washington

Colby Elliot is the prototypical picture of an American boy. He has blonde hair, blue eyes and dimples that frame his smile. Norman Rockwell would have loved to use him as a model for one of his Saturday Evening Post covers in the 1950s. Now that summer has arrived, the 7-year-old from Frisco can be [...]

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Young pitchers need rest and variation

If you watched or read the news this week, you probably heard about Bryce Harper, the first overall pick in the Major League Baseball draft. Harper is by all accounts a “phenom.” Sports Illustrated had him on its cover last year – when he was only 16 years old. He hits 600-feet home runs and [...]

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Legos and Team Sasha

Kids have the most marvelous ways of remembering special things and special people. Sometimes, one toy captures a host of memories. For instance, Legos were one of my favorite toys as a child. The idea that you could build anything you imagined made for hours of fun with those colorful little snap-together plastic pieces. Legos [...]

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Vote for Children’s!!!

We at Children’s have a favor to ask. Our Disease Management department is a top 10 finalist for a $25,000 grant from Post Cereals. By simply going to the Post “Grant for Good Health” Web page and casting your vote for the “Project Fit America” entry, you can help us receive the grant. Children’s will [...]

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Kids say no to physical activity

>When I was a child, we played outside all day in the summer and all afternoon after school days. No one I knew went home and watched TV and, of course, there were no video games. It was a simpler time. While this observation dates me, I had no idea of the extent that kids [...]

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Let me introduce you to our stars…

>Jubilee Wheatman, Adrian Garcia and Brooke Dively have walked through the doors many times at Children’s. Jubilee for cancer treatment, Adrian for a kidney transplant and Brooke for pacemaker surgery and heart checkups. But last week, all three patients walked through our doors again for a completely different reason. Their visit wasn’t for scans or [...]

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