Festival of Trees and Lights, Home & BMW Raffle, Norton Childrens Hospital, Radiothon, Snow Ball

Deadline approaching: September Home & BMW Raffle prize

The annual Norton Children’s Hospital Home & BMW Raffle is one of the most popular ways to help the hospital maintain and advance its lifesaving programs and services. In addition to the grand prize of a new home in Norton Commons and a first prize of a 2021 BMW X3 from BMW of Louisville plus…

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Childrens Hospital Foundation, Radiothon

Radiothon raises $105,276for kids at Norton Children’s Hospital

Thousands of children at Norton Children’s Hospital will get much-needed help battling cancer, heart conditions and other diseases. Radio station 99.7 DJX hosted the 11th Norton Children’s Hospital Radiothon with support from 102.3 Jack-FM, B96.5, Magic 101.3 and ALT 105.1, raising $105,276. DJX spent the past two days sharing heartfelt stories of patients and families…

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Norton Childrens Hospital, Patient Stories, Radiothon, Teens

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 her 15-year-old had passed out on the field and was not moving. “I was not prepared for what I saw…

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Cancer, Hematology, Patient Stories, Radiothon

Radiothon: 4-year-old Camila Lopez isn’t letting cancer slow her down

Three-year-old Camila Lopez climbs out of her hospital bed and makes her way to a bench. “Let’s play!” she says, as she begins pulling oversized blocks from a bucket and stacking them one by one. “Mommy, look what I built. It’s a rocket ship!” Her beautiful, long brown hair dangles down her back, swaying with…

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Cancer, Norton Childrens Hospital, Patient Stories, Radiothon

Radiothon: Through cancer bout, Matthew Walker hasn’t fought alone

Thirty months ago, our family woke up one Sunday morning and went swimming with our seemingly healthy 12-year-old son. Little did we know when we left our house that morning, Matthew wouldn’t return home for two weeks. From the pool he went straight to the emergency room at Fort Knox after a baseball-size lump appeared…

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Childrens Hospital Foundation, Endocrinology, Norton Childrens Hospital, Patient Stories, Radiothon

Radiothon: Oliver Thomas uses Type 1 diabetes journey to help other children

Just like any other boy his age, 9-year-old Oliver Thomas is always on the move. From fishing to swimming, riding his bike, golfing and playing baseball — he keeps busy. But Oliver, who has Type 1 diabetes, balances being an active kid with the discipline of taking responsibility for his health. Type 1 diagnosis  …

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Orthopedics, Patient Stories, Radiothon

Radiothon: This boy’s mom had to turn a crank each day to force his legs to grow

At just 6 weeks old, Jerren Harrison contracted bacterial meningitis. He was treated and seemed to be doing well — except for what doctors couldn’t see. The infection had crept into the growth plates in his leg bones. When he was 2 years old, his legs stopped growing. Without radical treatment, he would grow to…

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