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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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Safe Medication Disposal Guide

Learn how to properly and safely dispose of medication including methods and locations to prevent accidental exposure or environmental harm.

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Palliative Care – Providing On Going Support for Children with Complex Chronic Illness

Palliative care offers an extra layer of support to ensure patients and families are receiving the best care possible that's in-line with their goals and values.

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Chewbacca Tells Patient He’s Getting A New Heart

When Austin Eggleston was listed for a heart transplant, Dr. Philip Thrush promised he would deliver the news a heart was available dressed as Chewbacca.

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Family with Medically Complex Child Launches Foundation to Fill Insurance Gap

Little Heroes League is committed to supporting medically complex children and their families.

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A Positive Touch: Child Life Specialist Empowers and Advocates for NICU Families

While Samson’s doctors and nurses made sure he breathed more easily, his child life specialist worked closely with him to ensure comfort, minimize toxic stress and progress towards key developmental milestones.

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