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Making Strides against Pediatric Stroke – An update on Kelsey

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Like most rambunctious 2 year olds, Kelsey Musgrave keeps her mom, Sarah, on her toes. “She runs around, loves climbing and is always going non-stop!” said Musgrave. It’s quite a difference from a year ago when the little girl couldn’t even crawl. Kelsey suffered a minor stroke when she was born in 2012 and was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at 14 months. What…

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Facing down a Type One Diabetes diagnosis – Ella's story

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When your child is diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes your life changes overnight. Judy Liphman shares her daughter Ella’s story: A visit to the Emergency Department “Ella was just 3 ½ years old, and it was a seemingly normal Friday morning.  My husband, Bill, was getting us up and ready for the day, Ella was enjoying her cup of coffee….I…

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Why you need to get a whooping cough vaccine or booster today – Miracle Baby Itzbell's Story


It started as a little cough, no fever or vomiting just a little cough. But Zoraida Ruiz was conscientious and she took her little baby, just six weeks old, to be checked out. The doctors didn’t find anything. It happened again, baby Itzbell turned a little blue when she coughed, so mom took her back to the ER. Still the…

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Cameron's Challenge – How one young Tucson boy is making a difference for children at TMC for Children


Nine-year-old Cameron Kennedy is hatching a plan to become a business entrepreneur and a philanthropist.  In play, he sets up businesses and ‘employs’ his friends to work for him.  Now, taking a leaf out of the books of some of the most successful business people, he’s turning his eyes to philanthropy too. When Cameron saw the Children’s Miracle Network balloons…

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Dawson – from 3 pound 6 ounce preemie to tough little dude


When Lisa Jones’s pregnancy was identified as high-risk at her 20-week ultrasound appointment, matters only worsened before she felt any glimpse of positivity. Lisa’s obstetrician discovered that her baby had a cleft lip and palate; then, her baby was diagnosed with intrauterine growth restriction—he was not growing as he should be. This meant Lisa would be delivering a premature baby.…

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