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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Geno Helps Kids Achieve Their Dreams

Categories: Events, Patient Families
Bridget Souriyamath
When Bridget Souriyamath was 15 years old, the pain radiating down her neck and into her shoulders and arms was frightening enough. But the fear escalated when the accomplished Irish dancer learned she had a cervical spine bone tumor and needed surgery. Proceeds from this year’s Geno Auriemma Fore the Kids Charity Golf Tournament will …

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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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Ferraris to Invade West Hartford

Categories: Events, Patient Families
Fourteen-year-old Braden Shumbo looked perfectly at home in the passenger seat of the bright yellow, 600-horsepower, $200,000 Lamborghini Huracán. He wore sunglasses, naturally, and had an attitude that said, “Yes, I do ride in Lambos every day.” He maintained that attitude as the car drove down LaSalle Road in West Hartford with the streets lined …

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