Pediatric Dialysis Center Coming Soon

Categories: Donor Story, Partners in Caring
Niyear Perez no longer needs dialysis to live, but he knows what a new pediatric outpatient dialysis center means for kids who do. The 16-year-old Waterbury resident had experienced firsthand the challenges of traveling back and forth to adult dialysis centers before undergoing a kidney transplant on June 5, 2017. The new outpatient dialysis center …

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Virtual Reality Helps Kids Cope

Categories: Donor Story, Medical Center News, Partners in Caring
Virtual Reality Technology At Connecticut Children's
When Ada Wilson undergoes hospitalization or lengthy follow-up visits at Connecticut Children’s, she can escape for a while into virtual reality with games like “Pebbles the Penguin,” “Asteroid Miner” and “Mindfulness Meditation.” Thanks to a generous donor gift, virtual reality (VR) is now a new reality at Connecticut Children’s that will help kids cope with …

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$1.5 Million Gift Will Help Kids Like Jack

Categories: Donor Story, Medical Center News, Partners in Caring
A pediatric outpatient dialysis center at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center would have been beneficial for a child like Jack. His mother, Cara Regan, knows only too well how much a center geared toward children is needed in Connecticut. Even before Jack was born four years ago, Cara and her husband, Jon, knew her son was …

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Runners Break Records for Kids Like Anthony

Categories: Donor Story, Events, Partners in Caring, Patient Families
If you want to understand dedication, all you have to do is look at Team Connecticut Children’s, the 230 people who shrugged off rain, cold and exhaustion to run in this year’s Eversource Hartford Marathon on October 13 in support of Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. The size of the team broke records this year, and …

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A Giraffe for Garrison . . .

Categories: Donor Story, Patient Families
Big-Hearted Gifts for the Smallest Patients November was decidedly not supposed to be Garrison Coonrod’s birth month: He was due in February, but apparently he just couldn’t wait to see the world. Garrison was born weighing just 2 pounds, 5 ounces. A baby born at 27 weeks is not physically ready for life and faces …

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