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A Celebration for Sickle Cell

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

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

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

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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