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Schielar Skaggs almost didn’t make it – but he fought

Before he was born, Schielar Skaggs’ parents, Terry and Melissa, worried about the life their son would have. Would he survive childbirth? If he did, would his life be short and filled with suffering and […]

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Days-old heart transplant recipient now 32, healthy and loving ‘life to the fullest’

Infant heart transplants are never routine, but for a child who wouldn’t otherwise survive a congenital heart defect, they’ve become much more common. That wasn’t the case 32 years ago when Leslie Keown of Franklin, […]

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10 facts about childhood cancer

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. According to the American Cancer Society, childhood cancers make up less than 1% of all cancers diagnosed each year. In 2019, about 11,060 children in the United States under […]

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A team approach to tackling a 4-year-old’s leukemia

For many families, Christmas is a time for treasured memories. For the Walsh family, the Christmas of 2018 will always be unforgettable, but not for the usual reasons. That was when 4-year-old Seth was diagnosed […]

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What is a haploidentical blood and marrow transplant?

A haploidentical transplant is a special type of allogeneic blood and marrow transplant used to treat children with blood-related cancer and disorders, for whom a conventional stem cell donor cannot be found. In an allogeneic […]

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