Bourbon & Bowties 2019: Celebrating 10 years of helping kids

Two families with one common cause. That’s what led to the creation of Bourbon & Bowties, now celebrating its 10th year as a premier fundraising event for the Children’s Hospital Foundation. Finding a way to […]

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Parents to honor daughter who survived Wilms tumor at Chili’s Clip for Kids

It was a few days after Morgan Villanova’s fifth birthday in September 2015, just as she was beginning kindergarten at Goldsmith Elementary School in Louisville, when she and her family received life-changing news. Morgan had […]

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Leukemia in children: What it is, signs and symptoms

Leukemia is the most common cancer in children and teens, accounting for almost 1 out of 3 cancers. Most childhood leukemias are acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL). Most of the remaining cases of leukemia in children […]

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Collaborative heart care helps Indiana boy’s Ebstein anomaly

Audrey Sims’ first clue that her twins’ birth would be complicated came at 14 weeks of pregnancy, when a routine ultrasound found that one of her sons, Aiden, had a blocked lymph node, which can […]

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Music therapy gives young cancer patient new joy

When acute lymphoblastic leukemia took away Lana Dobson’s greatest love — gymnastics — she was left with a void she thought she would never fill. From age 4, gymnastics was Lana’s life. She practiced six […]

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A mother’s effort to prevent kids’ head injuries with bike helmets

Nine years ago, at age 7, T.J. Floyd lost his independence just as he was discovering it. His parents, Heather and Bo, lost the child they knew — and all the dreams and aspirations they […]

New blood and bone marrow transplant procedures for Louisville kids

A new hematologist in Louisville is putting international research to practice for local kids. His specialty: blood and bone marrow disorders such as leukemia and immune deficiency. William T. Tse, M.D., Ph.D., with UofL Physicians […]

What is a child life specialist?

Getting a life-changing diagnosis, such as cancer, can create fear, uncertainty and stress for a child and his or her family. Child life specialists are professionals who provide emotional support, education and help children and […]

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New program takes music therapy to the next level [Video]

From the studio to the stage, cancer patients at Norton Children’s Hospital are more like musicians-in-the-making. “The battle that they have done, and they are so resilient,” said Joseph M. Flynn, D.O., MPH, FACP, physician-in-chief, […]

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Bardstown girl living with Rett syndrome, a rare autism-like condition

Grace Hatfield seemed to be developing like a normal toddler. She was walking, talking and interacting with family. But as she approached 15 months, her development seemed to start going in reverse. “Grace began losing […]

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NicView live streaming cameras keep NICU babies and families close

Lindsay and David Rogers know what it feels like to leave a piece of their hearts in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) every time they had to say goodbye to their baby, Liam. Born […]


Holiday photos could warn of retinoblastoma in a child

Visiting with Santa. Opening presents. Cuddling a new toy. Taking photos of our little ones is a treasured part of our holiday celebrations. Beyond the joy these images bring, they also may signal a lifesaving […]

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A new heart and some new friends

During many of his 136 days at Norton Children’s Hospital to get a heart transplant, Bryson Justice watched construction workers do renovations. When he was ready to go home, he got a special sendoff from […]

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RSV — respiratory syncytial virus — almost killed my baby

This time last year, my husband and I were sitting in the Norton Children’s Hospital ”Just for Kids” Critical Care Center — decorated for Christmas — praying for our daughter’s life. Isla Mae was only […]

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Pediatricians using specialized iPhone app to detect eye diseases

Pediatricians at Norton Children’s Medical Associates practices are using customized iPhones to detect serious eye problems, including amblyopia – lazy eye – and some types of eye cancer, such as retinoblastoma, in children age 6 and […]

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Girl won’t let cerebral palsy hold her back

Cristal Molina Baheng, 12, amazes her orthopedic surgeon. That’s not just because of the things she does, like participate in a middle school musical, but because of what she doesn’t do, which is to ignore […]

Norton Children’s Hospital wins camp experience for cancer patients

Earlier this fall, Northwestern Mutual held a contest for pediatric hospitals to host a hands-on camp experience for children. As a result of votes, Norton Children’s Hospital was one of 10 children’s hospitals to receive […]

After five open heart surgeries, teen turns his attention to giving back

Evan Karr is an active 14-year-old who swims and likes to have fun with his friends. But underneath his brave exterior is a young man who was born with tetralogy of Fallot — a rare […]

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41 hours in the life of a little girl who received a heart transplant

Surviving everything Stella Paul has been through in her one year of life is nothing short of a miracle. But her biggest miracle came on July 23, 2018, when a family made the difficult decision […]

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Radiothon: Remembering Max Gilpin 10 years after fatal heat stroke during football practice

On Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2008, a hot and humid day, Max Gilpin’s mother, Michele Crockett, received a phone call just as she was leaving work to pick him up from football practice. The caller said […]


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