For our photo of the week, we are celebrating sweet little Addy. She was born with a congenital heart defect and here she is six months after her care in the Heart Center at Boston Children’s. It is great to see her smiling and doing well. All the best to you Addy!
For our photo of the week we are celebrating sweet little Addy
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Kate Zellmer
Erin was born with dilated cardiomyopathy, and received a heart transplant at Boston Children's when she was just 1 year old. #becauseofadonor, Erin graduated from University of New Hampshire this weekend! Join us in congratulating Erin, and tell us about your milestone made possible #becauseofadonor: [ Bit.ly Link ]
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Marci from New Hampshire is our next May #MondayMilestone. Marci (shown in the photo with her husband and daughter) had her first open heart surgery at Boston Children’s 37 years ago this month. We are thrilled to share this 37th Heart Anniversary with her! Read more about Marci and share your own or your child’s milestone with us. [ Bit.ly Link ]
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Jackie O'Brien
For our photo of the week, we introduce you to Hayden who was born with Transposition of The Great Arteries. Shortly after his birth, he underwent open heart surgery under the care of our cardiac surgeon Dr. Kaza and the 8 South team. We are pleased to share that he is not only celebrating his 3rd birthday and heart anniversary this month, he is celebrating being a new big brother!
For our photo of the week we introduce you to Hayden who
Florrie Mulvey
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Mary Roach
Eva was diagnosed in utero with a birth defect that affected the development of several structures on the left side of the heart muscle. She has undergone five open heart surgeries and now has a pacemaker. Watch her story compiled by the American Heart Association that has taken her from hospital operating rooms to a role in a Boston ballet: [ Ms.spr.ly Link ]
Eva was diagnosed in utero with a birth defect that affected the

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West is from Connecticut and he is our next May #MondayMilestone. West had open heart surgery and has been under the care of cardiac surgeon Dr. del Nido and cardiologist Dr. Fulton. He is seventeen months old now and loves playing with his four older siblings. We hear he is quite the world traveler and recently visited Germany, Belgium and France! Learn more about baby West. [ Bit.ly Link ]
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Saryn Koche
Bethany Laranjo
Today we honor Alejandra and all the mothers of our Boston Children’s family — for your strength, your courage and your willingness to go to the ends of the earth for your children: [ Bchil.org Link ] #MothersDay
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Laureen Cobuccio
Rebecca Johnston
Christian is celebrating his 1-Year Heartaversary for his VSD repair and he is our photo of the week! He is a patient of cardiac surgeon Dr. Fynn-Thompson and we are thrilled to share the news that he’s doing well and recently got an “all clear” at his recent appointment. Way to go Christian!
Christian is celebrating his 1Year Heartaversary for his VSD repair and he
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Alicia Cannon
Boston Children’s is proud to honor our nurses who were nominated for The Boston Globe’s 2017 Salute to Nurses, like Heather Bastardi pictured here. Read a sampling of the many letters sent by our patients and families and don’t forget to share your own! [ Bchil.org Link ]
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Our nursing team provides excellent care on the floors each day, but they also develop new innovations, technologies and initiatives to enhance how the hospital cares for its patients. Nurse innovator Beth Hawkins, NP, realized families needed more support when leaving the hospital with a ventricular assist device (or VAD) so she's helping parents rehearse care scenarios within our Simulation...
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Our nursing team provides excellent care on the floors each day but
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Nursing is truly a family affair for some. In honor of National #NursesWeek, we celebrate our Heart Center nurses who work alongside their own family members! Meet more of the many men and women who care for patients and families across the hospital with their own siblings, parents, children and spouses here: [ Bchil.org Link ]
Nursing is truly a family affair for some In honor of National
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When it comes to caring for hearts of all ages, from all over the world, the Boston Children’s Hospital Heart Center leads the way. Watch this video to learn how we treat common problems to complex conditions. As the #1 pediatric heart center, we believe EVERY patient in our care deserves the VERY best. Learn more: [ Bchil.org Link ]
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Jill Whitman- Smith
For our next May #MondayMilestone, meet Allie from Louisiana. After being born with Shone’s complex, she has endured 12 catheterizations and 5 heart surgeries (four of which were open heart) at Boston Children’s. We are thrilled to share the news that this strong and brave heart warrior and her twin brother Aiden will be graduating from kindergarten this month. Read more about Allie’s...
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Lois Radel-Rife
This year, to celebrate #NursesWeek, we want to hear about an especially memorable experience you've had with a Boston Children's nurse or nursing team. Share a photo of your child or your child with his/her favorite Boston Children's nurse(s) and tell us about the meaningful moment here: [ Bchil.org Link ]
This year to celebrate NursesWeek we want to hear about an especially
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Join parents and practitioners who care for children with complex congenital heart disease (CHD) for the first annual Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Family Symposium. Through lectures and workshops with leading experts in the field of cardiac neurodevelopment, participants will learn about the risks facing children with complex CHD, and they will develop strategies to manage those risks. Topics...
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Happy #NursesWeek! Check back with us now through next Friday on Facebook for new content each day about our wonderful nursing team! Follow us on Snapchat for behind the scenes footage: [ Snapchat.com Link ]
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Jimmy Kimmel’s monologue about his infant son born with a heart defect was not only an emotional update to his audience, it has since elevated the conversation around how children born with birth defects might be cared for if the ACA legislation is repealed. Boston Children’s heart patient James has the same heart defect and in this New York Times article, James’ mom talks about the realities...
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Jimmy Kimmels monologue about his infant son born with a heart defect

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Cynthia Thompson
Make your own fruit and nut bars for a heart healthy snack!

These are a great way to incorporate nuts, which will help boost your HDL cholesterol and protect your heart. Paired with dried fruit, this is a great snack to send the kids before practices or activities or just simply after school.

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Help kids like Avery simply by sharing this post and spreading the word about HAIRraising for Boston Children’s Hospital, the day top salons provide stylish cuts in exchange for donations to our Heart Center! If this post gets 750 shares, L'Oréal Professionnel will donate $2,500!
Help kids like Avery simply by sharing this post and spreading the
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Light and Life Ministries
Join parents and practitioners who care for children with complex congenital heart disease (CHD) for the first annual Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Family Symposium.Through lectures and workshops with leading experts in the field of cardiac neurodevelopment, participants will learn about the risks facing children with complex CHD, and they will develop strategies to manage those risks.Topics will...
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Join parents and practitioners who care for children with complex congenital heart

Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Family Symposium

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Cynthia Thompson
Morgan Phippard