All the moments, all the milestones, all the celebrations, all the stories – We want to hear your story! Has your life been touched by Lurie Children’s in some way? Whether it involves life-saving care or an act of kindness by a hospital employee, your experience can provide hope and comfort to other patient families. Share your story with us at share@luriechildrens.org. #all4your1
Start your engines! Here's your chance to enjoy an exclusive preview of this year’s Chicago Auto Show while supporting Lurie Children’s and 17 other local organizations. Join us for the 25th annual First Look for Charity on February 10. Purchase tickets at luriechildrens.org/firstlook
1 in 25 young children will experience one. Dr. Millichap shares what every parent should know about febrile seizures in this U.S. News and World Report article [ Bit.ly Link ]. #all4your1

What Parents Should Know About Febrile Seizures

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Yesterday, Jaheim Whigham, his family and members of his team from the Regenstein Cardiac Care Unit and Heart Center participated in a news conference. As he awaits a second heart transplant, Jaheim was implanted with temporary artificial heart. See the story from WGN TV [ Bit.ly Link ]. #all4your1

Aurora boy is world’s youngest recipient of smaller artificial heart

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Jaheim Whigham, 11, who was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, received his first heart transplant in 2012 when he was 7 years old. During a routine check-up at Lurie Children’s, tests revealed he was in heart failure from rejection. He was immediately admitted to the hospital. To save his life, Lurie Children’s cardiac surgeons led by Dr. Carl Backer removed his transplanted heart and...
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Patient Implanted with Total Artificial Heart

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Katie Kelly, a longtime patient of Lurie Children’s for cystic fibrosis, played an integral part in the design and opening of our hospital. As one of the founding members of the hospital’s Kids Advisory Board, Katie used her own experience to help the developers and designers understand the needs of patients. This article pays beautiful tribute to a young woman who impacted many lives [...
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A life lived to the fullest | NEIU Alumni

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Calling all young professionals! Join the Junior Council for the 29th Annual Snowball at The Field Museum on January 28. Tickets include open bar, tastings from 20+ of Chicago's top restaurants and music by Rod Tuffcurls and The Bench Press. All proceeds benefit the Pediatric and Adolescent HIV/AIDS Program at Lurie Children's. Purchase your tickets: [ Bit.ly Link ]
The Center for Childhood Resilience at Lurie Children's is working with Chicago Public Schools to help the youngest victims of violence receive the support they need. See more from Dr. Colleen Cicchetti in this Fox 32 Chicago video [ Bit.ly Link ]. #all4your1

CPS program aims to help the youngest victims of Chicago’s violence

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Take a stand alongside hundreds of Chicagoans to raise money for our patients at the 8th annual CHICAGO Dance Marathon on February 25. Join us on the dance floor for 8 hours of dancing, entertainment and inspiring stories from our patient families. Register at chicagodancemarathon.org.
All season long our patients and families cheered on Anthony Rizzo and he did the same for them! Today, Anthony celebrated with our kids by bringing the World Series trophy to the hospital. Thank you Anthony and Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation for making our kids' day so special! #flytheW #all4your1
For several years, Northwestern University football players' tradition is to visit with our patients each Friday before a home game. The visits are just as meaningful to the student-athletes as they are to our kids. Thank you Northwestern Wildcats! Go Cats! See more [ Bit.ly Link ]. #all4your1

'Cats Give Back - Football at Lurie Children's Hospital

Every year Northwestern student-athletes perform thousands of hours of community service around Evanston and Chicago. On Fridays before home football games, ...

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New guidelines released today by the National Institutes of Health recommend that most babies should be eating peanut-containing foods before their first birthday to avoid developing a dangerous food allergy. Learn more from Dr. Ruchi Gupta [ Abc7.ws Link ].

Giving peanut-based foods to babies early prevents allergies

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Young infants are more likely to experience a skull fracture because their bones are softer. But parents can find comfort in knowing the majority of cases will simply heal without causing further trouble. Our Emergency Room physician Dr. Elizabeth Powell explains in this Health.com article [ Bit.ly Link ].
Having undergone several major procedures at Lurie Children’s with more to come, it’s services like Child Life that keep five-year-old Mary Cate at ease each time. A visit from a friendly face along with a favorite toy or book can make all the difference right before surgery.

That’s why she’s asking for your support of the 20th annual Aon Step Up for Kids, which directly benefits Lurie...
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A study that tracked 40 patients from our Institute of Sports Medicine found an innovative test using sound could be used to detect concussions. See more from WGN TV [ Bit.ly Link ].

Innovative test uses sound to detect concussions

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For our patients, a new year means new hopes for 2017 and the years to come. When we asked our kids to share one very important dream with us, here's what they had to say.
Aggie and Dr. Lenzen