Connecticut Children’s Foundation Blog

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Foundation Blog contains the latest division news, patient success stories and featured events. Check back regularly to see what our donors, patients and care providers have been doing.

The Coonrod Family Fund—A Profile in Caring

Categories: Donor Story, Patient Families
When Garrison Coonrod turned 1 last November, his parents, Leslie and Lane, did not want to celebrate with presents—Garrison himself was a gift beyond price—so they decided to do something dramatic for others. November was decidedly not supposed to be Garrison’s birth month: he was due in February, but apparently he just couldn’t wait to …

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Infusion & Dialysis Center Campaign Underway

Categories: Medical Center News, Partners in Caring
An $8 million fundraising campaign is now underway at Connecticut Children’s to build a state-of-the-art Infusion & Dialysis Center, where patients requiring infusion therapy for a range of chronic illnesses — and those requiring outpatient pediatric dialysis services — will receive world-class care close to home. Each year, about 3,400 infusions are administered to patients …

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All-American Family Cares About Kids

Categories: Donor Story, Partners in Caring
Mike and Eileen Kolakowski It was the most natural thing in the world for Mike and Eileen Kolakowski of Wallingford to make a significant donation to support Connecticut Children’s new Infusion & Dialysis Center: If there were an award for the all-American family, it would be named for Mike and Eileen. They would shy away …

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Personal Connection Inspires Giving

Categories: Donor Story, Partners in Caring
Lauren Oland Casazza and Christopher Casazza Lauren Oland Casazza has never had infusion therapy, but she has a very strong personal connection to the children who will use the new Infusion & Dialysis Center. When she was 8 she was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, which causes inflammation of the bowel, excruciating pain, severe diarrhea, failure …

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A Commitment to Community that Cannot Be Duplicated

Categories: Donor Story, Partners in Caring
CBS A Xerox Company If you pick any office in Greater Hartford, the odds are pretty high that you’ll find a copier, printer, or other piece of equipment provided by and serviced by Connecticut Business Systems (CBS). Along with the equipment and services it provides, you will also find a business that is committed to …

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