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.

“Weekend of Giving” Touches Many Hearts

Categories: Events, Patient Families
Erin Edgar was just 11 years old when she first started to complain of joint pain. Her elbows hurt and her knees hurt, and the pain eventually forced her to give up dance, which she loved. “When your child is 11, you’re not really sure whether it’s the aches and pains of growing or things …

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Runners Break Records for Kids Like Anthony

Categories: Donor Story, Events, Partners in Caring, Patient Families
If you want to understand dedication, all you have to do is look at Team Connecticut Children’s, the 230 people who shrugged off rain, cold and exhaustion to run in this year’s Eversource Hartford Marathon on October 13 in support of Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. The size of the team broke records this year, and …

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A Giraffe for Garrison . . .

Categories: Donor Story, Patient Families
Big-Hearted Gifts for the Smallest Patients November was decidedly not supposed to be Garrison Coonrod’s birth month: He was due in February, but apparently he just couldn’t wait to see the world. Garrison was born weighing just 2 pounds, 5 ounces. A baby born at 27 weeks is not physically ready for life and faces …

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Categories: Patient Families
Thankful. Life-altering news, yet one sentiment remained. Thankful. An unexpected visit to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center led to a battery of tests. And then came the diagnosis: a congenital heart defect. Ten-month-old Siaana would require emergency open-heart surgery. Her parents spent the week of Thanksgiving in the intensive care unit where Siaana began her journey …

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Q & A with Anthony

Categories: Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, Patient Families
Last year, more than 100,000 patients from across the region came to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center for world-class care. Nearly 2,500 of them visited the Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders—patients like Anthony Reynoso. Meet Jennifer Avelo and her son Anthony, who was diagnosed with ependymoma, a brain tumor, in 2011 and relapsed in 2013 …

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