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.

Microsoft Empowers Patients through Gaming

Categories: Children's Miracle Network Hospitals
When 12-year-old Youseff Shahine comes to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, he comes prepared to do battle because Microsoft empowers patients. At one time, a couple of years ago, that battle would have been with osteosarcoma, but these days his opponents are on a virtual battlefield. Youseff is among the dozens of patients who attend the bimonthly …

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Nick Celebrates QTHON $1 Million Milestone

Categories: Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, Events, Partners in Caring
Nick Stratton really knows how to light up a room. Although his communication is limited, Nick, the 9-year-old son of Bill and Kristy Stratton of Manchester, has an infectious smile and an upbeat personality to go with it. Nick was excited to celebrate QTHON. He was certainly all smiles when he joined more than 1,700 …

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HuskyTHON Celebrates 20th Year Helping Kids Like Bianca

Categories: Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, Events
Topping off a year of fundraising, the students at the University of Connecticut once again outdid themselves, raising a record $1,328,402.19 at the annual HuskyTHON Dance Marathon, all to help sick kids at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Kids like Bianca Mollica. Bianca’s problems started at birth. She was allergic to any kind of dairy, to …

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The Greatest Gift

Categories: Medical Center News, Partners in Caring, Patient Families
While his youngest patients sometimes refer to him as “Santa Claus”–or “Santa Claus’ brother”–Dr. Paul Kanev’s compassion, expertise and skill as a pediatric neurosurgeon are the life-saving gifts he delivers year-round. In a medical career spanning four decades, Dr. Kanev has treated more than 10,000 children, including trauma victims, children with spine or craniofacial malformations …

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QTHON Opens New Doors for Patient Family

Categories: Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, Events
For at least two patients of Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, the annual QTHON Miracle Network Dance Marathon has been a life-changing experience. QTHON has raised nearly $720,000 in support of patient care at Connecticut Children’s over the past seven years. But as the kids’ parents, Heather and Chris, can attest, the student-run event has been …

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