Q & A with The David Family

Categories: Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, Patient Families
Last year, more than 100,000 patients from across the region came to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center for world-class care. Nearly 2,500 of them visited the Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders—patient families like Gavin David’s. Meet Lindsey and Neil David and their 4-year-old son Gavin, who was diagnosed with B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 2017. …

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Why Abby “PJs” for Kids with Cancer

Categories: Cancer & Blood Disorders, Events, Patient Families
When thousands of students across the state wear their PJs to school on Friday, Dec. 14, in support of children undergoing cancer treatment at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Abby Zittoun will be among them. Abby, the 7-year-old daughter of Dan and Gwen Zittoun of Simsbury, will be wearing her pajamas to class in support of …

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Eighth Grader Gets Kneecap Stability and his Life Back

Categories: Medical Center News, Patient Families
Groundbreaking Procedure at Connecticut Children’s Andrew DiMauro is a typical eighth-grade boy who lives for sports and having fun with his friends. But when a knee malformation he was born left him on the sidelines one too many times, he and his family turned to an expert at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Dr. Lee Pace, …

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Gala Shines Light on Belief, Trust & the Power of Research

Categories: Events, Medical Center News, Partners in Caring, Patient Families
Three years ago, Chad Cockrill was an active 7-year-old boy, playing football, soccer and other sports in his hometown of Montgomery, Texas. He was, in fact, crazy about sports, so whenever Chad broke a bone, his mother, Tonya, took it in stride. “We thought it was just the bad luck of being the youngest child,” …

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Putting the “Extra” into Extra Life

Categories: Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, Patient Families
It was 2014, and Russell Elfont was in eighth grade at the Wooster School in Danbury when he first heard about the Extra Life program, in which participants play games of all kinds to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals—in Russell’s case, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. “It started when my mom told me about …

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