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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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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What Connecticut Children’s Means to Me

Categories: Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, Events
Guest blog written by Kailey Cox, Co-Executive Director, HuskyTHON 2019 When I was 5, I asked for food for Christmas. I loved to eat. If I ever had a tantrum and wouldn’t stop crying, my parents knew just the trick: food. Fast forward 11 years, and my relationship with food changed completely. One day, during …

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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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