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.

Family Overcomes Loss by Giving Back

Categories: Events
Submitted by Kurt Knotts Parent and Race Coordinator On a Sunday morning in October 2009, my wife Kelly and I looked at our 11-week old daughter, Jamie, and knew we needed to drive to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. What we didn’t know was how our lives would change forever that day. We didn’t hear Dr. …

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Busy Concussion Clinic Combines Management and Research

Categories: Orthopedics Now
Busy Concussion Clinic Combines Management and Research
Jacey Clarke of East Haddam knows all too well what a concussion feels like. As a basketball player for Nathan Hale-Ray High School, Jacey, 16, was scrimmaging with her team last winter when she took a severe blow to the head. “I was running down to get in front of the Center and she side-checked …

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Spotlight on Research: Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease

Categories: Orthopedics Now, Patient Families
Sylvia Ounpuu & Kristan Pierz Ortho Now Summer 2017
Researchers Shine Light on Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease Research on a century-old disease continues at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, where researchers are working to unlock the mysteries of Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease, a relatively rare condition but one of the most commonly inherited neurological disorders observed in children and youth. First identified in 1886, CMT – also known …

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Twin Sons Inspire Mother to Give Back in their Honor

Categories: Cause Related Marketing Partnerships, Patient Ambassadors
Leah Bushnik, a local Pampered Chef consultant and parent of two Connecticut Children’s patient ambassadors, has experienced firsthand how Connecticut Children’s Medical Center has helped her sons over the years. In 2014, at age 9, Andy was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease after an intestinal abscess burst. Crohn’s causes inflammation of the intestinal wall and can …

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One physician’s vision for helping children goes far beyond the lens

Categories: Cause Related Marketing Partnerships
Nick Bennett Photography
Dr. Nicholas Bennett, an Infectious Diseases and Immunology physician at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, has decided to combine his love for his patients and his passion for landscape photography to help raise funds for Connecticut Children’s new Infusion & Dialysis Center. Over the last year and a half, Dr. Bennett has pursued his interest in …

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