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.

New Technique for ACL Reconstruction Keeps Football Player in the Game

Categories: Orthopedics Now, Patient Families
It can happen in almost any sport. For Khyon Gillespie, it was football. He was 12 years old and already an up-and-coming football prodigy. His whole life revolved around the sport, along with his plans for the future. But an instant of twisting the wrong way in a game had left him with a torn …

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Correcting Curved Spines Takes a Little MAGEC

Categories: Orthopedics Now, Patient Ambassadors, Patient Families
Tony and Dawn Velez had tried everything to have a child, including in vitro fertilization seven times, but nothing worked, so they finally gave up trying and accepted the reality of their situation. As Dawn puts it, “We said, ‘That’s it; it’s just going to be us and dogs, and we’re OK with that. We’ll …

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Infusion Therapy: Meet Michael

Categories: Patient Families
No one could tell Meagan Ribera what was wrong with her son. She had taken him to doctors across New England without getting an answer. All she knew was that he had multiple issues: He was blind in one eye and had 20/400 vision in the other; he was born with a hole in his …

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HuskyTHON Announces Fundraising Goal of $1 Million

Categories: Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, Events

Each year at the University of Connecticut, dozens of organizations and thousands of students fundraise all year long for Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, and celebrate their efforts in the spring semester with an 18-hour dance marathon. The University of Connecticut first got in contact with Children’s Miracle Network in the fall of 1999 to get …

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