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.

Ferraris to Invade West Hartford

Categories: Events, Patient Families
Fourteen-year-old Braden Shumbo looked perfectly at home in the passenger seat of the bright yellow, 600-horsepower, $200,000 Lamborghini Huracán. He wore sunglasses, naturally, and had an attitude that said, “Yes, I do ride in Lambos every day.” He maintained that attitude as the car drove down LaSalle Road in West Hartford with the streets lined …

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Life-Changing Infusion Treatment in Wonderland

Categories: Medical Center News, Patient Families
Chloe Lang is not your average young woman. When she was 10, Chloe was the lead character on the wildly popular children’s television show “LazyTown.” The show, which was filmed in Iceland and shown around the world, revolved around Chloe’s character, Stephanie, who comes to live with her uncle in LazyTown and spends her time …

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Virtual Reality Helps Kids Cope

Categories: Donor Story, Medical Center News, Partners in Caring
Virtual Reality Technology At Connecticut Children's
When Ada Wilson undergoes hospitalization or lengthy follow-up visits at Connecticut Children’s, she can escape for a while into virtual reality with games like “Pebbles the Penguin,” “Asteroid Miner” and “Mindfulness Meditation.” Thanks to a generous donor gift, virtual reality (VR) is now a new reality at Connecticut Children’s that will help kids cope with …

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Costco Campaign Comes Full Circle for Cyndi

Categories: Cause Related Marketing Partnerships, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, Patient Families
For Cyndi Figueroa, an emergency trip to Connecticut Children’s 10 years ago meant the difference between life and death. Cyndi, who was 16 at the time, was gravely ill and her organs were shutting down from a fast-moving infection that was ravaging her body. But thanks to the life-saving care she received at Connecticut Children’s, …

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