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What Happens When a Teddy Bear Has Surgery?

At Children’s Medical Center, when a teddy bear has surgery, patients like 5-year-old Nicole Martinez get to learn about their own medical journey in a way they can understand. Plus, it’s a lot of fun, a part of childhood in short supply for many patients in the hospital. Pamela the Bear Visits Children’s Patients at […]

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First-time Dad Spends Father’s Day with his ‘Miracle Baby’

Six-month-old Harlee Hirsch is her dad’s mini-me. “She has my eyes, but otherwise she looks just like her daddy,” says her mom, Andee Hirsch. Aaron Hirsch, Harlee’s dad, is thankful to spend his first Father’s Day with his miracle baby. The wide-eyed girl who can sit up all by herself and constantly smiles and coos nearly lost her life a week after birth. […]

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Meet Family Man Dr. Dev Desai

Dev Desai, M.D., Ph.D. Surgical Director of Visceral Transplant, Children’s Medical Center Associate Professor of Surgery, Pediatrics and Immunology, UT Southwestern WHAT HE DOES: Performs kidney and liver transplants, many times traveling to procure the donor organ. BORN AWORLD AWAY: Spent his first two years of life in Bulsar, India; makes regular visits to see […]

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One Little Girl, One Very Little Heart

Andrea and Gilly Riojas welcomed Rylynn, their only child, in May 2009. But their precious little angel suffered a life-threatening heart problem – and the family turned to Children’s for the medical attention and heart transplant Rylynn so desperately needed. Here’s, a heartwarming pictorial look at the toddler’s lifesaving journey.     Related Posts Going […]

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Meet One-Of-a-Kind Dr. Michael Skinner

Michael Skinner, M.D. Attending Pediatric Surgeon, Children’s Medical Center Edwin Ide Smith, M.D. Professor of Pediatric Surgery, UT Southwestern LIFESAVING WORK: Specializes in thyroid diseases, especially multiple endocrine neoplasia. One of only a few pediatric surgeons in the country surgically removing the thyroid glands from affected children. “We can prevent thyroid cancer before it begins […]

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