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.

Pajamas to the Rescue

Categories: Events, Partners in Caring
“You never think it’s going to happen to you.” Until it does. For Michelle and Matthew Blume and their daughter Hannah, what “happened” in 2014 was as unexpected as it was surreal. “Hannah had this little bump on her knee,” Michelle says. “She found it; I never even saw it. It was no bigger than …

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Making the Holidays Bright for Kids Like Kingsley

Categories: Events, Medical Center News, Partners in Caring
Eight-year-old Kingsley Staple is a boy who knows his own mind, and when Connecticut State Trooper Gerard Joyal came to offer Kingsley a holiday gift, the young man was not going to settle for something that didn’t make the grade. Kingsley was in a blue hospital johnny, waiting to go into the operating room for …

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It’s a Hard Hat Life for Us

Categories: Medical Center News, Partners in Caring
Hard hats and safety glasses were in vogue on December 5, as key supporters got a first look at the new Infusion Center located at 10 Birdseye Road in Farmington. The hard-hat tour was led by Jeffrey Hyams, MD, the Mandell-Braunstein Family Endowed Chair for Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Division Head of Gastroenterology, and …

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Dancing for Kids Like Drayton

Categories: Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, Events
When Drayton Brindisi was born on June 27, 2008, he weighed a mere 15 ounces. His identical twin brother, Phoenix, weighed a little more—1 pound, 3 ounces—but the twins were as fragile as they were small, and they were rushed to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center for high-level care. …

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“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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