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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From a patient mom’s perspective

>Stacie Aulds, mom of 3-year-old AJ Wells, shares her story from Selena Gomez’s visit to the hospital on Dec. 6: Selena Gomez of Disney’s Wizards of Waverly Place visited Children’s. My son AJ Wells was fortunate enough to meet her. AJ was diagnosed with leukemia in April of this year. During his treatment so far, [...]

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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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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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