Rob's story: Former patient makes T1D advocacy his life’s work
At age 35, Rob, who lives with type 1 diabetes (T1D), still sees himself as a Children’s Health℠ patient. He credits Children’s Health as one of the most essential players in the success of his health.
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Mom celebrates sending her two children to college – both have complex health needs
This fall, Tonya and her husband, Craig, will pack up the car and drive their youngest son Mitchell to begin his freshman year of college.
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After a non-fatal drowning incident, Keion makes a miraculous recovery
In June 2017, Stephanie was at home with her children when she realized that her youngest, 2-year-old Keion, had wandered off. Stephanie was searching their home for him, when she heard her oldest son, Kareem, frantically shout, "Mom!"
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For a child with complex medical needs, a new car seat makes a world of difference
When Tatum was just 9 months old, she was in a car accident that left her critically injured. She was rushed by ambulance to the emergency room at Children's Medical Center Dallas, the only pediatric hospital in the region with a Level I Trauma Center.
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A dance with type 1 diabetes
Lily spends every moment she can dancing with her studio. From hip hop to ballroom to tap, she competes in all types of dance. She's been a junior Texas Legends dancer, a mini Dallas Cowboy cheerleader and has placed in the top 10 of solo competitions.
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Quick and lifesaving care for a toddler with a severe food allergy
When Erin received an urgent call from her 1-year-old son's daycare, she knew immediately that he was having an anaphylactic reaction. Allergic to eggs, Hunter accidentally ate part of another student's French toast.
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Care when every second counts
Early on the morning of November 22, 2000, Keith and Nancy packed their five kids into the van to travel from their home in McKinney, Texas, to visit relatives in Austin for the Thanksgiving holiday. The family had recently moved to Texas and were looking forward to the trip with anticipation.
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A mother's intuition leads to life-saving care when and where a young patient needs it most
On the morning of April 8, 2017, parents Kaci and Brad felt something was just "off" with their 2-week-old son, Kade. He hadn't eaten since midnight, and his color and breathing didn't seem right. So they called Kade's pediatrician for advice.
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Children's Health Level I Trauma Center
When 11-year-old Hanna was injured by a vehicle that slipped out of gear, she received the first of many blood transfusions while in flight to Children's Medical Center Dallas, the only Level I Trauma Center in North Texas. Hanna stayed in our trauma ICU for almost 40 days.
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Hanna's Story: Expert care when she needed it most
For Hanna, age 11, and her family, July 2, 2016, started off just like any other Texas summer day. They were out at their friend's house, the sun was out, and it was hot. The older kids had gone up to the barn to feed the horses while Hanna found refuge from the Texas heat in the shade of a tree. Though it's not clear exactly how it happened, a John Deere Gator™ utility vehicle slipped out of gear and rolled down the hill towards Hanna, crushing her against the tree.
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Tragedy avoided thanks to selfless strangers and highly-skilled experts
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