Spotlight on Research: Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease

Categories: Orthopedics Now, Patient Families
Sylvia Ounpuu & Kristan Pierz Ortho Now Summer 2017
Researchers Shine Light on Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease Research on a century-old disease continues at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, where researchers are working to unlock the mysteries of Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease, a relatively rare condition but one of the most commonly inherited neurological disorders observed in children and youth. First identified in 1886, CMT – also known …

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Twin Sons Inspire Mother to Give Back in their Honor

Categories: Cause Related Marketing Partnerships, Patient Families
Leah Bushnik, a local Pampered Chef consultant and parent of two Connecticut Children’s patient ambassadors, has experienced firsthand how Connecticut Children’s Medical Center has helped her sons over the years. In 2014, at age 9, Andy was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease after an intestinal abscess burst. Crohn’s causes inflammation of the intestinal wall and can …

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Following Cervical Spine Bone Tumor Surgery, Bridget Dances Her Way to the Top in Irish Dance Competition

Categories: Orthopedics Now, Patient Families
When it comes to Irish dance competitions, Irish eyes are smiling on 16-year-old Bridget Souriyamath. Bridget, who has been taking Irish dance lessons for the past 12 years, has fared well at local and regional competitions. But it was her participation in the McInerney Championship Feis in Worcester, Mass., on Oct. 29, 2016, that was …

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Walmart’s “WHY” – The phone call no parent dreams of receiving…

Categories: Cause Related Marketing Partnerships, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, Patient Families
Mike started his day like any other weekday in July. He helped his son, Hayden, get ready for camp, dropped him off and then headed to work at Walmart in Waterbury, where he is employed as the Operations Assistant Store Manager. Hayden was really excited because it was field trip day and the campers were …

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Photo Shoot for our Ambassador Mini-Celebrities

Categories: Events, Patient Families
A wondrous place for you and me - Connecticut Children's Medical Center Gala
As a child, you dream of being the star of a photo shoot, of being treated like a celebrity. Hair, make-up and costumes – and then the camera flashes begin. It’s all about the kids here at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, so who better to be the stars for our 2017 Gala? Our patient ambassadors …

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