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Block after block, we’re building up the memories we want to have, and guarding against the ones we can’t escape from.
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Historically, products made for people with different physical, cognitive and sensory abilities have been ugly and woefully designed. Not anymore.
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For as far back as Michael Mesirow can remember, he helped his father get “de-Santafied" every Christmas morning, after Santa delivered joy to patients at La Rabida Children’s Hospital.
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With Congress yet to agree on a long-term plan to pay for the popular children’s health insurance program, parents start thinking about contingency plans.
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Karim Abdel Rahman -- a Syrian infant who lost his left eye two months ago in an artillery attack -- has become a symbol of the carnage and the humanitarian crisis in the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta.
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OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital

How amazing is this? Parker saved up his allowance for a year and donated it to OHSU Doernbecher as a gesture of thanks for saving his little brother's life. His family travels from North Bend to Portland for pediatric cardiology care. ❤️

Thank you, Parker!

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NowThis Politics

Think about this family when you see people cheering the sabotage of Obamacare

"After my own experiences in the hospital for a muscle disease, I wanted to bring smiles to others who have to spend longer periods of time in the hospital. My hope is that these socks will bring smiles and help warm feet this holiday season."

Thank you, Andie. 💕

Andie's goal is to collect 5,000 pairs of socks by December, and then she'll deliver them to kids at local hospitals.
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Would you choose to love a child with all your heart, knowing your heart would be broken? Watch the extraordinary story of Cori Salchert, who fosters and adopts children with fatal and life-limiting conditions who have no one else to care for them. http://on.today.com/2BRQc66

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A 9-year-old Valley entrepreneur is on a mission to make the world a better place, by bringing comfort to kids needing surgery through her love of sewing.

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"When families get to do what’s important to them, there’s no amount of
time we wouldn’t spend to have that happen.” – Pediatric nurse practitioner Kathy Perko....

Kathy and the OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital Bridges Palliative Care Program are featured in this Cambia Health Foundation white paper.

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“They told us we could do better.” Motivated by a desire to do better and consistently deliver patient-centered and family-oriented care, Perko—along with a group of nurses, a social worker and a child life therapist—founded the Bridges program in 2005.
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Vanellope Hope Wilkins, who had her first operation within an hour of birth, is believed to be first newborn in Britain to survive the corrective procedure.
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Efforts are underway to get corded blinds off the market, but many will remain in homes.

Nearly one child a month dies after being entangled in window blind cords, despite years of effort to reduce the toll. A new industry standard to remove most corded blinds from the market may help.
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Jimmy Kimmel

My son Billy helped me with the monologue last night… #FundCHIPNow and sign up for #ACA here healthcare.gov DEADLINE 12/15!!

A children’s health insurance program popular with both Republicans and Democrats is in limbo because of partisan rancor that has stymied legislative action in Washington.
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Funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program expired in September. Millions of children could lose coverage, unless Congress acts soon to restore the money to keep the program running.
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Doctors walk a difficult line as they try to discuss the fraught subject of weight without increasing the distress that many children already feel.
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