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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Mobility Challenges Faced with Courage and Optimism

Categories: Partners in Caring, Patient Families
Michael Holtz faced a life-threatening diagnosis as a child. As a result of treatment he experienced mobility challenges, but has battled through every obstacle since then with fierce determination, courage and optimism. The 18-year-old Fairfield resident was named one of five Connecticut Children’s Isidore Wise Scholarship Award winners in 2019. He has an impressive resume …

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Comprehensive Care for Olive

Categories: Partners in Caring, Patient Families
In Olive Panning’s short life, she has undergone one complex medical procedure after another. Her medical conditions have been fueled by a series of rare congenital issues. These conditions have kept her parents, physicians and caregivers on their toes for the last two-plus years as they deliver comprehensive care. Beloved throughout Connecticut Children’s, Olive currently …

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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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Geno Golfers “Tee It Up” for Babies

Categories: Events, Patient Families
Geno Auriemma, the Camarata family and Jim Shmerling.
In June, golfers at the 17th Annual Geno Auriemma’s Fore the Kids Charity Golf Tournament “teed it up” for babies like Ava and Isabella Camarata, raising funds for a new transport isolette needed to transport premature and critically ill babies to Connecticut Children’s Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) in Hartford and Farmington for expert care. …

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