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365 Happy Father’s Days

Whether it’s skiing, swimming or zip-lining, Chris and Amanda Gilbreath enjoy the outdoors and physical activities year-round with their sons 7-year-old John and 16-year-old Codie. But this kind of family fun wasn’t always easy or even possible for John. Born with failing kidneys that had to be removed, John required nightly 10-hour sessions of peritoneal […]

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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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Why Libby went to Camp SOAR

The idea of attending a camp for transplant recipients didn’t really appeal to Libby Arterburn until her sophomore year of  high school. “I don’t know why I chose that year,” the now 18-year-old liver transplant recipient said. Maybe it was because she spent so much time in the hospital that year from contracting H1N1 “way […]

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A visit with a "notorious" patient

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to meet a special patient, Zach Guillot. The 7-year-old is notorious, as his mom says, around the hospital because of the “antics” he’s involved in on the floor where he is undergoing chemotherapy and waiting to receive a second bone marrow transplant. Zach was readmitted to Children’s […]

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Children’s in the News

Children’s is regularly featured in the news for a variety of reasons, and we had a few stories come out this week that we wanted to share. Transplant patient on Today Show tomorrow Lyndon Baty has been a patient at Children’s since he was 3. The 15-year-old from Knox City, Texas, spent nearly all of […]

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