8-year-old heart transplant recipient speaks on Capitol Hill

Eleanor Westenhofer, an 8-year-old heart transplant patient, led a delegation to Washington. Eleanor, along with a team from Norton Children’s Hospital, met with lawmakers to make sure they keep sick kids in mind as they work […]

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Louisville second-grader heads to U.S. Capitol to advocate for kids’ health

Hey there! My name is Eleanor and I’m 8 years old. I love drawing and art. I also really like to play with Legos with my little sister. I’m in the second grade, and the […]

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How a young heart transplant patient took on Washington

Scharnese Cook, an 11-year-old heart transplant patient, led a delegation to Washington, D.C. Cook, along with a team from Norton Children’s Hospital, met with lawmakers to make sure they keep sick kids in mind as they […]

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After heart transplant, girl takes her story to Washington

At age 8, Scharnese Cook was very active. She ran track at school and was involved in various activities. In May 2015, she began to have trouble breathing. At first, it appeared to be a […]

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How I took on Capitol Hill

Anna-Maria Beck, a 17-year-old Sacred Heart Academy student with an inoperable brain tumor, led a delegation to Washington, D.C. Beck, along with a team from Norton Children’s Hospital, met with lawmakers to push new legislation, […]

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Teen patient taking on Washington

Anna-Maria Beck, a 17-year-old Sacred Heart student, is going to Washington, D.C. on behalf of children facing serious illnesses. On June 22, Anna-Maria and her family will travel to Capitol Hill to meet with lawmakers […]

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