Then and Now: A Look Back on Move Day, June 9, 2012 with Gia

Then and Now: A Look Back on Move Day, June 9, 2012 with Gia

Five years ago on June 9, 2012, we safely moved 127 patients from our old hospital (then Children’s Memorial) in Lincoln Park to Lurie Children’s in Streeterville. As we celebrate our fifth anniversary, we recently caught up with some of the patients we moved on that historic day.

Gia on move day June 9, 2012 (left) | Gia 2017


Gia was one of the smallest patients we moved to the new hospital. She spent her first eight months of life in our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Her mom Jill says, “Gia, now 5, has been a continual patient of Lurie Children’s since birth. She has underwent six invasive surgeries, correcting internal abnormalities and frequent outpatient procedures. Though she has and still overcomes challenges, she is a thriving preschooler who loves to play with her friends, enjoys doing ballet and tap and is obsessed with Shopkins.”



Join in our anniversary celebration by making a $5 for 5 gift in support of our patients and families. The James Dyson Foundation will match all donations made before June 9 – up to $5,000. Please give at #all4your1






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