Connecticut Children’s Receives Seven-Figure Gift to Create a Gastroenterology Endowed Chair

Categories: Donor Story, Gastroenterology, Partners in Caring
Thanks to an extraordinarily generous seven-figure gift from the Mandell-Braunstein family, the Gastroenterology Division at Connecticut Children’s has established the Mandell-Braunstein Family Endowed Chair for Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease. The chair will initially be held by Jeffrey Hyams, MD, the Division Head of Gastroenterology and Director of the Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Dr. Hyams …

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Jackson Family Establishes NICU Endowed Family Support Fund

Categories: Neonatology News (NICU), Partners in Caring, Patient Families
Olivia
A Gift from the Heart . . . in Appreciation of Daughter’s Life-Saving Care. You might say Olivia Jackson is a “miracle baby.” Her parents, Daryl and Gabrelle Jackson, certainly feel that way and are beyond grateful for the expert care their daughter received during her first few weeks of life at Connecticut Children’s Medical …

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New Technique for ACL Reconstruction Keeps Football Player in the Game

Categories: Orthopedics Now, Patient Families
It can happen in almost any sport. For Khyon Gillespie, it was football. He was 12 years old and already an up-and-coming football prodigy. His whole life revolved around the sport, along with his plans for the future. But an instant of twisting the wrong way in a game had left him with a torn …

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Correcting Curved Spines Takes a Little MAGEC

Categories: Orthopedics Now, Patient Ambassadors, Patient Families
Tony and Dawn Velez had tried everything to have a child, including in vitro fertilization seven times, but nothing worked, so they finally gave up trying and accepted the reality of their situation. As Dawn puts it, “We said, ‘That’s it; it’s just going to be us and dogs, and we’re OK with that. We’ll …

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