HuskyTHON Hits Home for Student Dancer and Former Patient

Categories: Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, Events, Patient Ambassadors
Since 2002, Nicki Cartier has had a close relationship with Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. She describes Connecticut Children’s as a “home away from home,” which makes perfect sense, given the amount of time she has spent there over the years, and the deep connections with staff she has made along the way. Nicki was first …

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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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Twin Sons Inspire Mother to Give Back in their Honor

Categories: Cause Related Marketing Partnerships, Patient Ambassadors
Leah Bushnik, a local Pampered Chef consultant and parent of two Connecticut Children’s patient ambassadors, has experienced firsthand how Connecticut Children’s Medical Center has helped her sons over the years. In 2014, at age 9, Andy was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease after an intestinal abscess burst. Crohn’s causes inflammation of the intestinal wall and can …

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Photo Shoot for our Ambassador Mini-Celebrities

Categories: Events, Patient Ambassadors
A wondrous place for you and me - Connecticut Children's Medical Center Gala
As a child, you dream of being the star of a photo shoot, of being treated like a celebrity. Hair, make-up and costumes – and then the camera flashes begin. It’s all about the kids here at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, so who better to be the stars for our 2017 Gala? Our patient ambassadors …

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Walmart’s Impact – A Mother’s Testimonial

Categories: Cause Related Marketing Partnerships, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, Patient Ambassadors
We are excited to share that this year marks the 30th anniversary of Walmart and Sam’s Club supporting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals! That is 30 years of their customers, members, and associates putting their hearts and souls into supporting local children’s hospitals, including Connecticut Children’s. To commemorate this amazing milestone, this year the funds they …

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