Today we celebrate the unstoppable Landon! With the help of our C.A.P.E Program, Landon continues to melt our hearts with that adorable smile! Help us to wish him the very best in the comments below!
Those blue lights…are for YOU! If you’ve been in the main hospital or any of our satellite locations recently, you may have noticed Boston Children’s employees donning glowing wristbands. In an effort to brighten the dark winter month of January, those employees have personally made donations to support the patients and families they serve. We call it the Light up the Hospital Campaign. Stay...
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Believe it or not, we're less than a month away from Boston Red Sox pitchers and catchers reporting to sunny spring training! As they prepare for the new season, members of the team’s rookie class made time to spread some warmth with our patients! (Photos courtesy Darren McCollester/Wireimage)
Given the scarcity of available donor hearts, clinicians and biomedical engineers from Boston Children’s Hospital and the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Science have spent several years developing a mechanical alternative. Their groundbreaking “soft robotic” sleeve encases the heart and gently squeezes it to mimic the natural beating heart. Learn more about the technology in BBC News.

Robotic sleeve 'hugs' failing hearts - BBC News

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Happy anniversary Bella and George! Two years ago, Bella, a 12-year-old from Woburn, Mass., with Morquio syndrome, a progressive rare disease, was paired with George — her best friend and Great Dane service dog. Many kids with Morquio would require the assistance of a wheelchair by age 12. With George by her side, Bella has defied expectations. Learn more about this unstoppable pair: [...
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Meet Dr. Heung Bae Kim, director of the Pediatric Transplant Center at Boston Children's Hospital. As a kid, he liked to take things apart and rebuild them. As a surgeon, he performs transplants, so kids can return to their normal lives. Watch as Dr. Kim takes us through the transplant journey and learn more about our customized care approach here: [ Bchil.org Link ]
When her daughter Julia became sick one winter night, Serena faced the dilemma many parents do — wait it out at home or go to the hospital? Learn what happened when Serena followed her gut: [ Bchil.org Link ]
Last Friday, we welcomed back the Boston Ballet team for story time at the Hale Family Center for Families​. This month, they read 'Firebird' by famous ballerina Misty Copeland, and taught our patients some fun dance moves. Thank you, Boston Ballet for spending time with us and inspiring our kids to fly like firebirds!​
For parents of kids with severe allergies, the news that CVS Pharmacy now offers a generic alternative to the Epi-pen is exciting. We checked in with Dr. John Lee, clinical director of the Food Allergy Program, to make sure the product is a safe alternative. Learn what Dr. Lee has to say: [ Bchil.org Link ]
Last week, Boston Children's celebrated its annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Observance, an event that our EVP of Health Affairs and COO Kevin B. Churchwell, MD, described as "a celebration of the limitless possibilities of what can be accomplished in the kind of world Dr. King strived to create. A better world, where violence and intolerance is unheard of. The kind of world that we...
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Today we celebrate the wonderful, Rachel (pictured here on the left)! She is an HLHS patient here at Boston Children's Hospital, who is celebrating her 30th birthday tomorrow! Help us to wish her a very happy birthday!
Last month the Rett Syndrome Research Program at Boston Children's Hospital celebrated their 12th and final participant finishing the Phase 2 Neuren trial! Jenna, a 10-year-old from Brooklyn, NY, was just diagnosed with Rett syndrome last spring...but that didn't stop her from jumping right into research opportunities. Read more about Jenna's story in the post below. And, thank you to all the...
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When it comes to common childhood winter illnesses—strep throat, croup and more, prevention and knowledge are your best defense. Increase your winter ailment know-how, and enter the cold season armed with a good strategy: [ Bchil.org Link ]
300 miles separate best friends, Robbie and Molly – both are three years old and share the same blue eyes, light brown hair and adorable smiles. They also share the same rare disorder, SPG47, which has only eleven documented cases worldwide. Watch as Inside Edition tells the story of how they met and their parents unending search for a cure: [ Bchil.org Link ]

2 Children With Rare Disease Who Live 300 Miles Apart Finally Meet For Special Playdate

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Registration is open for the 2017 Eversource Walk for Boston Children's Hospital! Incredible things happen when our caring community comes together for patients and their families. So join us on Sunday, June 11 at the DCR Hatch Shell in Boston. Use the promo code WALKFORKIDS to receive $5 off registration. [ Bchil.org Link ]
A BIG thank you to the many families and patients who kindly contributed to the success of our Thriving blog in 2016! Take a look back at some of our most popular stories of — from basic tips to second chances to ground-breaking surgeries: [ Bchil.org Link ]
Boston Children's anthems are the promises each and every one of us makes to keep striving "until every child is well." Shortly before Christmas, the Center for Patient Safety and Quality Research (CPSQR) team decided to take their anthem photo while fulfilling what's quickly becoming an annual tradition for them—donating blood during the holidays. Thank you to the team for "keeping the...
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Is it real or fake news? In an age where anyone can post anything on the internet, parents are now tasked with teaching their children to be savvy consumers of news. Boston Children's Dr. Claire McCarthy offers five tips for giving children the skills they need to navigate the new reality of news: [ Bchil.org Link ]
Cancer was the last thing on this high school basketball player’s mind. But when Spencer was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, his determination to return to the court helped him through chemotherapy. Read more about Spencer's inspiring story in the Boston Herald: [ Bchil.org Link ]

Hot Shots: BC High's Spencer Riley battled cancer to return to the court

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One more look back at 2016. Thank you for making it a year of hope, healing and possibilities at Boston Children’s.