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Jaden Advocacy Day
Thursday, Jul 12 2018
Eight years ago, Jaden suffered a stroke at birth which resulted in Hydrocephalus, an incurable condition where fluid builds up deep within the brain, and subsequently had brain surgery at just four months old. His parents, Christina and Roy, were told he’d likely never be able to walk or talk. Today, 60+ trips to Children’s Hospital Colorado and eight years later, Jaden is doing just that, and so much more.

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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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