Growing New Organs in the Lab

Categories: Medical Center News, Partners in Caring
seeded lung bioreactor
As a researcher and Connecticut Children’s Surgeon-in-Chief, Christine Finck, MD, is doing something that might seem impossible: She is growing new organs in the laboratory. Using genetic manipulation and 3-D printing, she has so far succeeded in growing esophageal and lung tissue, but the technology has the potential to eventually produce any organ, including brain …

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Concorso: A Super Day for Super Kids

Categories: Events, Partners in Caring
Most 4th graders are probably not riding around in a bright orange McLaren supercar or hanging out with Miss Connecticut. But that’s exactly what 10-year-old Jordan Strom was doing June 23 at Concorso Ferrari & Friends in West Hartford. The event raised more than $190,000 in support of Connecticut Children’s patient families and brought smiles …

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Rare Arthritis Calls for Expert Care

Categories: Partners in Caring, Patient Families
As a soccer player, Madeline Barney never dreamed that a rare form of juvenile arthritis would one day try to sideline her game—or her health. But in September 2018, the 14-year-old Westport resident developed a condition so unusual that it both puzzled and concerned her parents, Caroline and Craig, and  brought the Fairfield County family …

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Isidore Wise Award Winners Redefine Excellence

Categories: Partners in Caring, Patient Families
Isidore Wise Scholarship Recipients for 2019
When you make a donation to Connecticut Children’s, you don’t just provide life-saving medical care in the moment it’s needed; you make possible amazing futures. Take, for example, Kumar Darsh. When Kumar was 8 months old, doctors at Connecticut Children’s told his parents that he only had 30 minutes to live—he has an extremely rare …

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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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