UConn Students Celebrate 41 Miracle Families

Categories: Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, Events
Seven-year-old Audrey Pavlok has more energy and enthusiasm than you would think could possibly be contained in one girl. She is always in motion, usually smiling and talking a blue streak with sentences that mostly end in exclamation points. And on the weekend of February 22 and 23, she found the perfect outlet for all …

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“PJ Day” Support Grows for Kids Battling Cancer

Categories: Events
Wearing pajamas to school might seem like a fun way to spend the day, but for thousands of children across Connecticut, it’s more of a mission. In December, children and adults alike wore their pajamas to school and work, donating $1 or more for the privilege of doing so. On this special day, known as …

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Troopers Give Toys and Smiles

Categories: Events
Nasir Guildbourne-King was not having a good day. The 9-year-old had been having flu-like symptoms, and on the morning of December 17, he passed out. His father, alarmed and worried, rushed him to Connecticut Children’s Emergency Department (ED), driving through a terrible ice storm. That’s where State Trooper Joe Dorelus met him, one of many …

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“Greatest Gala” an Inspiring Night of Giving

Categories: Events
P.T. Barnum once said, “The noblest of arts is making others happy.” It’s a principle that the 1,100 guests at this year’s Connecticut Children’s “Greatest Showman”-themed Gala took to heart. Attendees and online supporters generated a record-shattering total of nearly $1.5 million, to help kids like 11-year-old Samara Douglas. Samara, who was diagnosed with Crohn’s …

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Running with Purpose for Patient Care

Categories: Events, Patient Families
Not everyone is a marathon runner. But everyone who runs for Team Connecticut Children’s in the annual Eversource Hartford Marathon is running with purpose. Each year, the Hathorn family laces up their running shoes and throws their support behind the Division of Gastroenterology Team, “Gutz ‘n Glory,” as a way to give back. Gabe and …

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