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.

Isidore Wise Award Winners Redefine Excellence

Categories: Partners in Caring, Patient Families
Isidore Wise Scholarship Recipients for 2019
When you make a donation to Connecticut Children’s, you don’t just provide life-saving medical care in the moment it’s needed; you make possible amazing futures. Take, for example, Kumar Darsh. When Kumar was 8 months old, doctors at Connecticut Children’s told his parents that he only had 30 minutes to live—he has an extremely rare …

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Running for Kids Who Can’t

Categories: Events
Matt Maler speaking at Reid's Run 2019
When Matt Maler and his wife ran in this year’s Reid’s Run 5K event in Farmington—part of the annual Connecticut Children’s Race Series—they were supporting a Connecticut Children’s patient. But it wasn’t one of their two children. The patient was Matt himself and he was running for kids who can’t. Matt is a physical therapist …

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Walmart & Sam’s Club Kick-Off 2019 Campaign

Categories: Cause Related Marketing Partnerships, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals
Across Connecticut, Walmart and Sam’s Club associates are in the midst of a major fundraising effort for Connecticut Children’s. Walmart and Sam’s Club will raise funds from June 10 through July 7, inviting customers to donate, hosting various fundraising activities within their stores and eagerly awaiting a visit from Gavin David, Connecticut Children’s 2019 Champion …

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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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