Dancing for Kids Like Drayton

Categories: Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, Events
When Drayton Brindisi was born on June 27, 2008, he weighed a mere 15 ounces. His identical twin brother, Phoenix, weighed a little more—1 pound, 3 ounces—but the twins were as fragile as they were small, and they were rushed to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center for high-level care. …

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Q & A with Anthony

Categories: Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, Patient Families
Last year, more than 100,000 patients from across the region came to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center for world-class care. Nearly 2,500 of them visited the Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders—patients like Anthony Reynoso. Meet Jennifer Avelo and her son Anthony, who was diagnosed with ependymoma, a brain tumor, in 2011 and relapsed in 2013 …

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Q & A with The David Family

Categories: Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, Patient Families
Last year, more than 100,000 patients from across the region came to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center for world-class care. Nearly 2,500 of them visited the Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders—patient families like Gavin David’s. Meet Lindsey and Neil David and their 4-year-old son Gavin, who was diagnosed with B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 2017. …

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Extra Life Gamers Help Sick Kids Heal

Categories: Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, Events
Play games. Heal kids. While playing games may seem like an unlikely way to heal children, that’s what tens of thousands of people of all ages are doing as part of the growing Extra Life gaming culture to support patient care at local children’s hospitals. In Connecticut, $114,979.06 has been raised this year through board …

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Fun & Games for All Ages . . . Extra Life a Father’s Way of Giving Back

Categories: Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, Events
When it comes to playing games for charity, Albert Dzurka of Fairfield is a pro. An Information Technology professional on Wall Street, Dzurka, 43, is also a broadcaster, podcaster and gaming enthusiast who heads the Extra Life Team known as “The Player’s Club.” Members of his team raise money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, of …

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