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Brianna

By Brianna Binkley

Thursday, Jun 21 2018
Brianna is a 2018 Patient Ambassador for Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation. In third grade, she was diagnosed with idiopathic scoliosis, a condition that causes the spine to curve. Brianna’s case was so severe that she had to undergo spinal fusion surgery this year. In her guest blog, she shares how she overcame the many challenges that come with scoliosis.

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Oliver

By Becca Kalivas

Wednesday, May 9 2018
My road to becoming a mother was not an easy one. Around Thanksgiving of 2016, we discovered (to our surprise and absolute delight!), we were pregnant. In March 2017, at our routine 20-week ultrasound, doctors discovered our baby (a boy!) had a heart defect known as Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. We left the appointment in a fog, not knowing what was ahead for our little boy and family.

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Carter & Mom

By Kelly Gates

Monday, May 7 2018
In second grade, Carter was diagnosed with a rare, aggressive form of leukemia. Today, he’s cancer-free, and raises money for Children’s Colorado through his “Crafts for Cancer” project. Here, his mother Kelly writes a letter to her son about what she’s learned through his cancer battle.

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Trinity

By Trinity Larson

Tuesday, Apr 17 2018
It is hard for me to pick my favorite person on the Burn Team. They each have played a role in my journey from the time I first arrived at Children’s Colorado to today. They have been there for me through this whole experience.

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Aloukika

By Aloukika Patro

Thursday, Dec 28 2017
I was so honored to be a 2017 patient ambassador because I wish to help other children with special needs. I wanted to spread a message that donors like you can make difference in lives of children like me.

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