Meet Amanda, who at age 9 has undergone five brain surgeries. Amanda was just five months old when she suffered her first brain aneurysm and her mother credits our very own Dr. Ed Smith for saving her daughter’s life. Learn more about Amanda and her unique journey in this story from The Daily Mail: [ Bchil.org Link ]
Meet Amanda who at age 9 has undergone five brain surgeries Amanda

Inspiring battle of girl who has faced 5 brain surgeries

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Over three million girls nationwide are competing in high school sports, and more women are playing at the collegiate level than ever before. As girls and young women become more empowered through sports, awareness of the health issues specific to female athletes has become increasingly important. Boston Children's Dr. Kathryn Ackerman, Director of the Female Athlete Program, and the program's...
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Over three million girls nationwide are competing in high school sports and
Has your family been helped by Pet Therapy? Thanks to a grant from PetSmart Charities, Boston Children’s will nearly double the number of therapy dogs serving our patients, families and staff! Relive an exciting day for our favorite pups with this video.
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For kids living with asthma like Zaniyah, air quality in the home takes on critical importance. Thanks to SharkNinja’s ongoing support of the Boston Children’s Hospital Community Asthma Initiative, 150 Shark Rotator Powered Lift Away Vacuums were donated to deserving families all around Boston! Help us say thank you for letting kids breathe a little easier.
For kids living with asthma like Zaniyah air quality in the home
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With the NCAA Lacrosse Championship on the horizon for Memorial Day Weekend, we turn the spotlight on current orthopedic surgeon and former collegiate lacrosse national champion, Dr. Dennis Kramer. Before he was a surgeon in the Orthopedic Center at Boston Children’s Hospital, Dennis Kramer, MD was a 3-time national champion for the Princeton lacrosse program. Today, he brings the passion and...
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Happy Iced Coffee Day! Your Dunkin Donuts Eastern MA Franchisees visited our main and Waltham campuses with donut decorating and coffee for staff, all in celebration of this year's $250,000 donation to help kids. In the last four years, Iced Coffee Day has raised more than $1.3 million for our patients and families.
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The clock is ticking, and we still need 142 people to donate to help comfort sick children. Join us now!
The clock is ticking and we still need 142 people to donate

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Mary Jo Lyons Chandonnet
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This week, the American Academy of Pediatrics advised parents to stop giving fruit juice to children in the first year of life. Our Dentist-in-chief, Dr. Man Wai Ng, agrees and says 100% fruit juice should be offered to children only on special occasions. Learn more in this New York Times article: [ Ms.spr.ly Link ]
This week the American Academy of Pediatrics advised parents to stop giving

Pediatricians Say No Fruit Juice in Child's First Year

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Amanda was just 5 months old when she had her first brain surgery. After surviving two brain aneurysms and a stroke, Amanda faced another challenge in 2015 when she was then diagnosed with a brain tumor. Read about the incredible fight of this 9-year-old girl, and the team at Boston Children's who helped her get back to being a kid: [ Ms.spr.ly Link ]
Amanda was just 5 months old when she had her first brain
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When Kate tore her ACL at soccer practice, she turned to Dr. Mininder Kocher and Boston Children's Hospital at Waltham to begin her journey back to the game. Learn more about how passion for her sport helped Kate with her recovery in this Daily Hampshire Gazette story:
When Kate tore her ACL at soccer practice she turned to Dr

Granby's Kate Sarnacki began ACL rehab with small, slow steps

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YOU can be there for children in need of comfort during some of the hardest times of their young lives.
YOU can be there for children in need of comfort during some

Bring comfort to children in the hospital

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Is there a cancer-fighting hero in your life that deserves recognition? The Boston Cannons are taking nominations for inspirational individuals - patients, family members, doctors, nurses, researchers, etc. - to recognize during their Cannons Fighting Cancer game June 3rd at Harvard Stadium! Nominate your Cannons Champion for Cancer here: [ Bostoncannons.com Link ]
Is there a cancerfighting hero in your life that deserves recognition The
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Join Boston Children’s LGBTQ & Friends Committee in the upcoming Boston Pride Parade on Saturday, June 10th! All families and friends are welcome to march with our lively, diverse team! For more information, email lgbt@childrens.harvard.edu or visit:
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Join Boston Childrens LGBTQ Friends Committee in the upcoming Boston Pride Parade
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Michigan toddler Levi, seen here with Dr. Sung-Yun Pai, was recently in town with his family for his two-year check after undergoing gene therapy for “bubble boy” disease. He was diagnosed with X-linked severe combined immune deficiency at birth and underwent gene therapy at Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center. Now, Levi is a happy and healthy 2-year-old with a...
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Michigan toddler Levi seen here with Dr SungYun Pai was recently in
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Learning to ride a bike involves a few falls, scrapes and tears, but it’s one of the most exciting childhood milestones. Our bike safety guide, written by a League of American Bicyclists cycling instructor, will help you keep your kids safe, while still allowing them to have fun on two wheels: [ Bchil.org Link ] #BikeWeek
Learning to ride a bike involves a few falls scrapes and tears
Today we celebrate one of our amazing heart patients, Alyssa! Alyssa and her family traveled from Florida to receive treatment at Boston Children’s and they are now back home after a successful visit. Wishing you all the very best!
Today we celebrate one of our amazing heart patients Alyssa Alyssa and
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Laureen Cobuccio
The fastest game on two feet is taking on cancer. Our friends from the Boston Cannons and Boston Lacrosse Cares stopped by to celebrate the upcoming Cannons Fighting Cancer Game on June 3rd at Harvard Stadium [ Bostoncannons.com Link ] The game will cap a day of fun benefiting the
Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center!
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Mandy Goldman
Some say it takes a village to raise a child. When it comes to inflammatory bowel disease #IBD, our patients and their families depend on a 'village' of caregivers — gastroenterologists, nurses, dietitians, social workers and more — to carry them through their journey. Join us as we celebrate World IBD Day, the patients who inspire us and the dedicated IBD team that diagnose, educate and treat...
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Some say it takes a village to raise a child When it
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Our friend Avery is a TV star! Watch Avery, her mom and NBC Boston’s Jackie Bruno spread the word about ‪#‎HAIRraising for Boston Children’s [ Bit.ly Link ] This Sunday, May 21, get a stylish cut at a participating salon [ Hairraising.org Link ] and 100% of the proceeds benefit the
Heart Center at Boston Children's Hospital and kids like Avery!
Our friend Avery is a TV star Watch Avery her mom and
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“Chloe can completely change a person’s demeanor with one of her incredible smiles,” says her mom. Meet the girl whose powerful smile is bringing together supporters and scientists to advance research on Williams syndrome, the rare neurodevelopmental disorder she was born with 11 years ago:
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Chloe can completely change a persons demeanor with one of her incredible
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