Monthly Archives: September 2011

When I Had The Flu I Felt Terrible

After a bad case of the flu, Mary, a 9-year-old TCPA patient, wrote about her experience. See the original handwritten letter below. Special thanks to Mary for sharing her story. … Full Entry »

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Donor Breast Milk Program Supports New Moms And Infants

It has been an exciting month for the Lactation and Milk Bank services at Texas Children’s Hospital. On August 9 we launched our first-ever donor breast milk program, asking local … Full Entry »

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40 Years Since The Birth Of The Bubble Boy

Today marks a very special day for me, Texas Children’s and the whole Houston community. Forty years ago, a boy was born whose life and death would impact millions of … Full Entry »

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21st Annual Making A Mark Art Exhibit

Another Making A Mark opening has come and gone. We celebrated the 21st year of this amazing art show presented by The Periwinkle Foundation and Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology … Full Entry »

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When Is Enough, Enough?

In 1998, Andrew Wakefield and 12 other co-investigators published a paper in the prestigious British medical journal, the Lancet, and asserted that the MMR vaccine was linked to autism. The … Full Entry »

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