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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

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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.

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Michael Bachand
· March 31, 2017
I cannot say enough about everyone at Children's Hospital, they were amazing! From the nurses and doctors, to the escorts to our car. Thank you does not seem li...ke enough. My 3 year old daughter Abigail had minor surgery, and it was so scary for her and for me. My heart goes out to the children and parents who are there for more serious things.❤ I want the thank Dr. Vanderveen for repairing my daughter's eye, and the amazing nurse Ashley who literally stayed with us from the second we got to the recovery room until we left. But my biggest shout out to her Anesthesiologist Dr. Pete... he was truly amazing with Abigail. He connected with Abigail immediately, calmed her down and made the this difficult time better. There are so many people to thank... feeling oh so grateful to be able to take my daughter to such an outstanding hospital. Sincerely, one grateful Mama❤❤❤ See More
Colby Herzog
· April 22, 2017
My daughter had ear tubes put in and her adenoids removed yesterday at your Waltham location. I realize this is a pretty routine procedure however I was still a... very nervous mom.

The anesthesiologist was amazing. He was thorough with his review of the process, considerate of Delaney's ability to make choices even at her young age, he was playful and turned the bed into a rocket ship and was caring while giving me the opportunity to give my daughter one more kiss before I left her side. The surgeon was also wonderful. He made sure all my questions were answered and that I felt as comfortable as I could before I was walked back to the waiting area. Then there was the recovery room nurse who was also amazing. She not only took wonderful care of my daughter but also of me as I tried to focus on helping Delaney wake up from the anesthesia, which she was not enjoying.

I feel truly lucky to have such amazing medical care available to my children. Thank you for all you do.
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Victoria Wainwright
· April 3, 2017
While I cannot speak to long term care or surgical procedures, I will say that the ER department overnight shift could use a little tweaking. Did they draw the ...short straw? Nurses and physicians nice enough, but seem more like the second team, clearly not the starters. In addition, the security staff could certainly benefit from additional sensitivity training involving long seminars. Perhaps start with better treatment of grandmothers eating soup at midnight. There do seem to be an over abundance of security personnel there prompting one to question the safety of the area. One ultrasound technician smelled of cannabis, which may or may not be acceptable due to discrimination laws in place. Who knows? Bottom line, try to schedule your emergency M-F 9-5 whenever possible. Wednesday may be chancy due to golf.
Again, from the reviews here, I have no doubt it is an exemplary operation in other parts of the institution.
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Tonya Renay Lewis
· April 6, 2017
I have so many words for this hospital, but i'm going to sum it all up in one or more feed back. This hospital is amazing as for extremley awesome. They have sa...ved my child's life more than once in a 1 year span. I'm extremely grateful to all of the surgeons as for the hospitality in the entire hospital. I would'nt have wanted to be anywhere else when it came down to the care of my child. Thank You Boston, and Thank You Children's Hospital for all what you have done for my family. You have given me more time with my child! See More
Angela Orlando Ferland
· April 13, 2017
*We've been going to the Epilepsy program there for several years. The providers are great, but it seems like they go thru nurses quickly. We've never seen the... same nurse twice.
*I love the improvements they've made to the cafeteria and lobby. It flows nicely.
*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.
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Susan Rodgers
· April 6, 2017
Children's Hospital in Boston is the best place ever! My daughter has been going there for many years now for heart disease and has had many surgeries. They hav...e the best doctors around! Dr. Mary Mullen , Bill Kerr and the many other doctors there are kind and caring people. They give the best care. God Bless them all and the children and adults who go there.❤ See More
Jessica Lynne
· April 2, 2017
Nurses and doctors have been wonderful in the ER, ICU, and 7W. Drs in ER made sure to cover all the bases in determining what was wrong and explaining condition...s and procedures. Nurses in ICU were lovely and very informative and thorough. My only wish is that all rooms were private rooms. It's hard when they keep telling you your child needs to rest when he's a 9 month old who wakes up to every little opening door, conversation, and cough from older and louder roommate. See More
Lorena Henriquez
· April 15, 2017
I love this place. No one wants to be at a hospital but if you were to need one this one is the best. We went in for day surgery for my 7 year old and ended up ...having to stay the night. I have a nursing 7 month old at home and I was given all the supplies to pump. The Care for my daughter was also outstanding! See More
Sarah Robinson
· April 21, 2017
Just amazing! All staff are so good with coming down to the kids level and speaking to them so they understand. They provide thorough checks and recommendations... and further follow ups. I am forever indebted to the amazing staff here. We come from Bermuda as the care and professionalism is first class! Internationally they really are second to non. Forever grateful. See More
Myah Morris Tabbutt
· April 19, 2017
Children's gave my son a chance for the future to be what he wants it to be, not what his seizures were deciding for him. If my son wants to drive, he will dri...ve. If Landonn wants to fish, he will fish!! Boston found the beautiful balance of keeping our expectations real while still providing us hope. We know he may not be seizure free forever, but we have loved every minute of the last 308 days that were seizure free!! THANK YOU! Thank you! See More
Gigi Pieretti
· April 14, 2017
Dr. Borer and hisurology team (Linda, Rosemary and Lauren) are second to none! Besides the clinical expertise their is a true love of patients. This physician a...nd team will never have to worry about patient satisfaction scores since they will always be on top. Our family traveled from South Carolina for the best and we have it! See More
Teresa Knight
· April 4, 2017
Ii have the best Dr in the world, i will be 40 yr old on 4-18. i have done a lot in the past 40 yr of my life. I am so glad to live as long as i have with all the help from this hospital in Boston.
Melody Piccini
· April 6, 2017
I can't be any more grateful for this hospital. Being a first time mom and having my little girl transferred here via ambulance from another hospital I was a bi...t shaken up and extremely nervous. From the nurses to the whole surgical team, to the janitors cleaning the rooms, my family couldn't have felt more taken care of and first priority. After a super successful surgery and follow up, my daughter is doing fantastic and I couldn't thank each person who we came in contact with enough.
I will say my only complaint however is the sleeping and eating situations for the parents. It was a bit uncomfortable sleeping in the crib with my baby and having to spend excess money on food during our stay was frustrating.
Overall, the care of my daughter is what is most important and they couldn't have done better.
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Kelly Kathleen
· April 19, 2017
We love love love Boston children's Hospital!! We drive from Syracuse NY just to see Dr. Fox!! All the nurses are so amazing. The activities for the kids are wonderful. Hate that my daughter needs surgeries- but no place we would rather go!! Excellent all around. Thank you BCH. 💜
Clara Venus Kiazolu
· April 14, 2017
Apparently, when saw the name Boston Children's Hospital on the internet, I did read some of the articles of children that have undergone pains and by the helpe...d of God, the Doctors and Nurse they became well.. Interestingly, they don't only look after those children but put God first in everything they do.
Finally, may God help every Doctors and Nurses in doing their work very perfectly. Jesus said, let the little children come unto me.
Thanks
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Myriame Massillon
· April 13, 2017
I just want to say that the staff took very good care of my daughter. I would like to say thank you to the nurses and especially Dr. Button for being so thorough job. I will definitely go back and recommend Children's hospital Boston.
Jessica Torres
· April 19, 2017
I love the Boston Children's Hospital!!! God bless the hospital and all the people that work in this amazing hospital! My girl received a Kidney transplant in october 23, 2016 and we are so happy and grateful with our experience! Jessica, Paul and baby Yolian ❤🙏
Andrew DeFaria
· April 2, 2017
Who ever said this place is 1� has to be of the uneducated variety. From the head doctors to the dude serving me chicken tenders all where very polite and courteous.
Melissa Handy
· April 8, 2017
I can't believe at one point in time I thought this hospital was amazing. The doctors here let my 2 month old daughter suffer. She went months in pain and no on...e cared. Then when they didn't get the information they wanted from us they threatened to call DCF on us. We absolutely ADORE and LOVE our daughter. We would go to the moon and back for her over and over. For them to do what they did to us and her during her hospital stays and months of struggling is unacceptable. I am so thankful we switched hospitals so now we have a healthy thriving little girl. See More
Charlie Schmalz
· April 22, 2017
I'm so fortunate to have this place so close. It was so easy to relax because my kiddo was being taken care of so well. They took great care of me too. Can't say enough about how great our experience. Thank you for making a bad situation better.
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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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! :)

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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.

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Melissa Dunphe just knew. She knew that the child, who was at the same hospital on the same floor on the same day, had to be the one who received her daughter's liver. Read how fate, loss and circumstance united two families: http://on.bchil.org/2ouQBBH

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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

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Jack’s parents knew he didn’t feel well, but they didn’t know why — until a trip to Boston Children’s Center for Airway Disorders revealed a rare diagnosis. Read how a mother's instinct led this family one step closer to their child's recovery: http://on.bchil.org/2ovPlNX

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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

Today, stories of polio may seem like echoes from far-away history to those born after 1979, the year that polio was eradicated in the U.S.
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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

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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.

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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

BOSTON (WHDH) - 7's Alaina Pinto helped host a pizza and ice cream party for the patients as part of One Boston Day. The party was put on with the help of Papa Gino's Pizza and Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream. Target also donated toys for the children and 7News and Uber donated four iPads to the hospital.
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