What Connecticut Children’s Has Meant to Me

Categories: Patient Families
In the summer of 2019, I was dealing with fear, anticipation and the unknown. As a 15-year-old Crohn’s disease patient, I had experienced a flare-up that August –the first since I was a baby. The last month of summer consisted of hospital visits, steroids and recovery. It was in this state that I entered my …

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Celebrating Seniors – The Graduating Class of 2020

Categories: Donor Story, Patient Families
For 29 years, Connecticut Children’s has celebrated exceptional graduating high school seniors at the Isidore Wise Scholarship Awards Ceremony. While COVID-19 required that the 2020 event be a virtual experience, it did not diminish the caliber of talented students selected by this year’s review committee to receive scholarships toward their first year of college. Virtual …

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2020 UConn Grad Recognized for HuskyTHON Leadership

Categories: Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, Events, Patient Families
Emma, leading the way into HuskyTHON 2020
When the University of Connecticut (UConn) hosted its 21st annual HuskyTHON Dance Marathon in February, it was just before the COVID-19 pandemic became front-page news. Under the leadership of Executive Director Emma Kryzanski, the UConn students took fundraising to a whole new level. The 2020 HuskyTHON dance marathon capped a year-long fundraising effort that broke …

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Telemedicine Provides Lifeline for Pediatric Patients During Pandemic

Categories: Donor Story, Medical Center News, Patient Families
Telemedicine is not only providing critical treatment to pediatric patients as close to home as possible—in this case, in their homes—it is transforming how Connecticut Children’s is delivering medical care across the region to kids like Alexandra, a 17-year-old from Danbury. Alexandra’s Journey Alexandra was the first baby born in Danbury Hospital, an event celebrated …

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Cancer Battle + Math and Lemonade Add Up to Sweet Outcome

Categories: Patient Families
Morgan Bjarno was a sophomore in high school when she was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), a fast-growing type of blood cancer that tried to de-rail her high school career. It was April 2013 when Morgan received her diagnosis at Connecticut Children’s, where she underwent two years of cancer treatment. It was during her …

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