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A Celebration for Sickle Cell
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At just seven days old, Olivia “Livy” Shorter, 7, was diagnosed with sickle cell disease, an inherited blood disorder that is characterized by production of abnormal hemoglobin, which is a protein in red... Read More

CHAAMPS Camp: Improving a Child’s Quality of Life
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Ten years ago, the pediatric surgery team at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, developed CHAAMPS camp, a camp that treats children with Colorectal conditions, Hirschsprung’s disease, Anorectal malformations and... Read More

Emma’s Story
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By John Parli, Emma’s dad It all began with a tummy ache. Worried that it may be appendicitis, Danielle (Emma’s mom) took Emma, 6, to a walk-in clinic. She was very lethargic, vomiting... Read More

Keeping Hope for Hendrix
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When Hendrix Mascara, 2, was born four-weeks early, his parents knew immediately something was more concerning than his premature arrival. “He spent a lot of time after birth in the neonatal intensive care... Read More

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