Giving Cancer No Place to Hide

Categories: Donor Story, Medical Center News
When Mary Larson passed away, she made sure that others might live. She included a planned gift to benefit Connecticut Children’s, leaving the hospital more than $2 million to support groundbreaking research into childhood cancer. Mary’s support for Connecticut Children’s wasn’t just financial, and her caring for children wasn’t only posthumous. For much of her …

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Cool Treats Warm Hearts

Categories: Donor Story
E.J. Ross wanted to do something—and he wanted to make a difference. As the COVID-19 pandemic wore on, the 11-year-old Glastonbury 5th grader began kicking around ideas with his mom, Kim, and decided on a fundraising project to bring ice cream to healthcare workers. “He has friends whose parents work in hospitals and he wanted …

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Celebrating Seniors – The Graduating Class of 2020

Categories: Donor Story, Patient Families
For 29 years, Connecticut Children’s has celebrated exceptional graduating high school seniors at the Isidore Wise Scholarship Awards Ceremony. While COVID-19 required that the 2020 event be a virtual experience, it did not diminish the caliber of talented students selected by this year’s review committee to receive scholarships toward their first year of college. Virtual …

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Telemedicine Provides Lifeline for Pediatric Patients During Pandemic

Categories: Donor Story, Medical Center News, Patient Families
Telemedicine is not only providing critical treatment to pediatric patients as close to home as possible—in this case, in their homes—it is transforming how Connecticut Children’s is delivering medical care across the region to kids like Alexandra, a 17-year-old from Danbury. Alexandra’s Journey Alexandra was the first baby born in Danbury Hospital, an event celebrated …

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Lemonade Stand Spells Sweet Success for Young Fundraisers

Categories: Donor Story
When 4-year-old Jenna and 2-year-old James Laufer wanted to set up a lemonade stand in 2011, their mom, Jill Gelfenbien, was game, with one condition: They had to use their profits to benefit others. They talked about places that impact the lives of kids, and Connecticut Children’s was chosen as the beneficiary of the first …

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