The Greatest Gift

Categories: Medical Center News, Patient Families
While his youngest patients sometimes refer to him as “Santa Claus”–or “Santa Claus’ brother”–Dr. Paul Kanev’s compassion, expertise and skill as a pediatric neurosurgeon are the life-saving gifts he delivers year-round. In a medical career spanning four decades, Dr. Kanev has treated more than 10,000 children, including trauma victims, children with spine or craniofacial malformations …

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“Weekend of Giving” Touches Many Hearts

Categories: Events, Patient Families
Erin Edgar was just 11 years old when she first started to complain of joint pain. Her elbows hurt and her knees hurt, and the pain eventually forced her to give up dance, which she loved. “When your child is 11, you’re not really sure whether it’s the aches and pains of growing or things …

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Runners Break Records for Kids Like Anthony

Categories: Donor Story, Events, Partners in Caring, Patient Families
If you want to understand dedication, all you have to do is look at Team Connecticut Children’s, the 230 people who shrugged off rain, cold and exhaustion to run in this year’s Eversource Hartford Marathon on October 13 in support of Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. The size of the team broke records this year, and …

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A Giraffe for Garrison . . .

Categories: Donor Story, Patient Families
Big-Hearted Gifts for the Smallest Patients November was decidedly not supposed to be Garrison Coonrod’s birth month: He was due in February, but apparently he just couldn’t wait to see the world. Garrison was born weighing just 2 pounds, 5 ounces. A baby born at 27 weeks is not physically ready for life and faces …

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Siaana

Categories: Patient Families
Thankful. Life-altering news, yet one sentiment remained. Thankful. An unexpected visit to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center led to a battery of tests. And then came the diagnosis: a congenital heart defect. Ten-month-old Siaana would require emergency open-heart surgery. Her parents spent the week of Thanksgiving in the intensive care unit where Siaana began her journey …

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