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Ava Dances Through Cancer

Ava was three years old when she was diagnosed with Stage 5 Bilateral Wilms (a form of kidney cancer in both kidneys), just days after her first dance recital.

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Cal Tackles Hirschsprung’s Disease with the Help of His Care Team

At Lurie Children’s, pediatric surgeon Erin Rowell, MD, diagnosed Cal with Hirschsprung’s disease, a disease in which the colon is missing “ganglion cells." Read more.

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Preventing Overuse Injuries in Youth Sports

Help young athletes prevent overuse injuries and stay injury-free with expert advice on training, recovery, and proper techniques.

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Becoming a Trauma-Informed Organization

Learn what Lurie Children’s is doing to become a trauma-informed organization to better serve our patients, families and staff.

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Gene Therapy and Fertility Preservation Give Sisters Hope for Future

Although Zinnia and Lainee aren’t biological sisters, they both have beta thalassemia. 

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Devin Defies the Odds While Waiting for an Organ Transplant

Shortly after Devin was born, he was diagnosed with necrotizing enterocolitis, a serious disease that indicated bacteria had invaded his intestine and destroyed his small bowel. 

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