10-year-old Aaron received his heart transplant in his first year of life. #becauseofadonor, Aaron was able to get his black belt in karate. Join us in celebrating National #DonateLifeMonth by sharing your milestone made possible #becauseofadonor: http://bit.ly/2nLS7Ch
- Our family is forever grateful for Dr Takeoka's expertise and though...tful, kind and genuine care of our daughter Paige. He takes the time to answer all of our questions and never leaves us feeling rushed. The entire Epilepsy team and especially his nurse Isabella have been a wonderful support during our time spent at Boston Children's Hospital. Thanks Dr T, we love you!!
Help us thank our friends from Live4Evan - a non-profit dedicated to supporting families of children with heart disease. To honor the memory of their hero, Evan, they fundraise year-round and, through our Patient Family Housing Program, fund an apartment to help out-of-town families during extended hospital stays.
I feel truly lucky to have such amazing medical care available to my children. Thank you for all you do.
Again, from the reviews here, I have no doubt it is an exemplary operation in other parts of the institutio
*I love the improvemen
*We love love love the musical stairs!!
*The folks in the lab are not friendly.
*The valet guys are always friendly & helpful.
*We love that there's a playground
*Boston traffic sucks. It took an hour and a half to get from the bridge toll to the hospital. We travel from Maine, so adding more time to our travel day is hard on us.
I will say my only complaint however is the sleeping and eating situations
Overall, the care of my daughter is what is most important and they couldn't have done better.
Finally, may God help every Doctors and Nurses in doing their work very perfectly.
As a leading research hospital, we have a long history of innovation and progress. Click and drag through these interactive science photos to compare and contrast archive photos from the lab with current-day images of research at Boston Children's Hospital: http://on.bchil.org/2oYjSav
Blind from leukemia that spread to his eyes and recovered from a difficult stem cell transplant, Tim doesn’t let much stop him. Seven years after he was diagnosed with leukemia, this incredible young man is now living life to the fullest, starting with a 14,000 ft trek up Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa: http://on.bchil.org/2q4kTM6
Congratulations to our #MilesforMiracles runners and patient partners for raising $2.1 million and counting for care and research at Boston Children’s. Relive a very special Marathon Monday through the eyes of the Patient Partner families determined to help their runners to the finish line.
Saving lives with science: Cardiac researcher Dr. James McCully has developed a procedure that rescues hearts damaged by ischemia (reduction in blood flow) and them pumping blood properly again. The procedure, called mitochondrial transplantation, isolates one’s own healthy mitochondria and then transplants it directly into the affected cardiac muscle. Mitochondrial transplantation has already helped patients like Avery get better! Read Avery’s story: http://on.bchil.org/2pmxNbG #sciencematters
Today we celebrate Jaina, who underwent open heart surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital 2 years ago and is now able to enjoy every day with her family back home! Wishing this smiley little cutie and her family the best! :)
Two years ago today our little Jaina was born. Two days later, she had open heart surgery at Boston Children's to correct TGA. Here's the little birthday girl...! Thank you again to Dr. Quinonez and the entire team in the cardiac ward for saving our baby girl's life. Every day is filled with joy thanks to this little beauty.
Straight from the lab: On Snapchat, watch how urology experts Dr. Josh Mauney and Dr. Carlos Estrada and their tissue engineering team are developing silk scaffolds to help close and repair wounded or diseased tissue. In the future, the team says these silk scaffolds could be uniquely tailored to enable repair of various hollow organs found in the body. Watch the story on Snapchat: https://www.snapchat.com/add/bostonchildrens #sciencematters
Science saves lives: Today, polio has been eradicated in the U.S., thanks to vaccines that took most of the 20th century to develop. But during the heyday of polio epidemics, which first started in 1916, researchers struggled to keep poliovirus alive in culture long enough to make a vaccine. Finally, in 1949, three scientists at Boston Children’s Hospital discovered a way to do it, paving an open road toward life-saving polio vaccines. Read their story: http://on.bchil.org/2ouVGJl #sciencematters
Did you happen to catch our Snapchat story with Dr. Alexander Rotenberg and the transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) lab team? If not, don’t worry! We’ll be posting new science stories from our labs this week and next. Be sure to follow Boston Children's on Snapchat to get more behind-the-scenes photos and videos 'from the lab: https://www.snapchat.com/add/bostonchildrens
The Boston Celtics are trailing in their playoff series but, like our friend Brody, are not giving up! Share a word of encouragement for the C's below, then enjoy Brody and Marcus Smart’s video for the Celtics License Plates
http://bostonchildrens.org/GoCeltics benefiting the kids at Boston Children’s.
Thank you to the nearly 200 runners who challenged yesterday’s Boston Marathon for Boston Children’s, and the Patient Partner families who inspired them along the way. Together, they have raised almost $2.1 million and counting to help kids!
7News - WHDH Boston celebrated #OneBostonDay by throwing a pizza and ice cream party for the patients, families and staff of Boston Children's Hospital! The station also donated hundreds of toys, craft items and four brand new iPads to help brighten up hospital stays for our patients. Thank you 7News! http://on.bchil.org/2o0kXQf