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‘He thought his goals had been taken from him’

A child’s cancer diagnosis impacts the whole family. Below, Jacob Fields’ mom, Amanda, reflects on the weight of the disease, from her son doubting his future to the reality of remission. I knew something was wrong. I could feel it in my gut, but what I had no idea. The doctor looked at us and […] Read More »

New Year 2018 Resolutions

Making family wellness resolutions for 2018

Just 8 percent of New Year’s resolutions are met, and 80 percent are abandoned by the end of January. How can you make resolutions stick? Make resolutions together as a family: Discuss goals and strategies, and develop fun ways to meet them with support from one another. Norton Children’s Hospital Prevention & Wellness coordinator Nikki […] Read More »

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Finish the year with a gift to Norton Children’s

The end of the year is approaching, but there’s still time to make a gift to the Children’s Hospital Foundation. Here are a few ways you can support the hospital — and you may get a tax benefit. Year-end giving To speak with someone about your options, contact the Children’s Hospital Foundation call (502) 629-8060 […] Read More »

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Stories of service: Breaking down barriers

Did you know that Norton Children’s Hospital was the nation’s second site to perform an infant heart transplant … or that the hospital was founded on the heels of the deadliest tornado in Louisville’s history? You can learn about the hospital’s 125-year history by visiting “Hope and Healing: Celebrating 125 Years of Norton Children’s Hospital” […] Read More »

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Vote for Miracles to help kids at Norton Children’s

To look at Aiden Johnson today, you would never know the difficult roads the thriving 13-year-old has traveled as a two-time survivor of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Lately, he’s been traveling a different type of road. Since 2016, Aiden serves as the Kentucky Children’s Miracle Network Champion Ambassador. During 2016 and 2017, he and his […] Read More »

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A mom’s search for connection leads to Type 1 Diabetes Club

We are Kennon, Shawna, Olivia and Oliver Thomas. Oliver is our 8-year-old. He was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2015 at age 6. We had lived in Southern Indiana for just over three months when Oliver was diagnosed, so we did not know anybody and feared what life was to become. We attended the […] Read More »

Norton Children's Hospital celebrating 125 years

Stories of service: Kentucky’s first infant heart transplant patient

Did you know that Norton Children’s Hospital was the nation’s second site to complete an infant heart transplant … or that the hospital was founded on the heels of the deadliest tornado in Louisville’s history? You can learn about the hospital’s 125-year history by visiting “Hope and Healing: Celebrating 125 Years of Norton Children’s Hospital” […] Read More »

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Snow Ball makes big difference for NICU patients

Donate a SNOO A SNOO is a bassinette with soothing white noise and rocking motions reminiscent of being in the womb. The SNOO has variable settings, including a “weaning” setting to prepare baby for the crib. Donate a SNOO now Thanks to everyone who attended the annual Snow Ball gala at the Marriott Louisville Downtown […] Read More »

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Giving Tuesday is good; year-round giving is great

It’s Giving Tuesday! We know you can choose from many amazing charitable organizations to donate your hard-earned money. We hope you’ll consider the Children’s Hospital Foundation. You can help the foundation throughout the year by choosing to support us through AmazonSmile or set up a monthly donation at HerosForKids.org. Norton Children’s Hospital is Kentucky’s only full-service, […] Read More »

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Home & BMW Raffle winners drawn at Snow Ball

The winners of the 2017 Home & BMW Raffle were drawn during the annual Snow Ball gala on Saturday, Nov. 18. The grand prize winner of a beautiful new home in Norton Commons built by the Ramage Company is Susan Barrios from Prospect, Ky. Congratulations, Susan! Her ticket number was 06376. Congratulations to the winner of the 2017 BMW […] Read More »

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Stories of service: Saving lives after Carrollton bus crash

Did you know that the nation’s second site for a successful infant heart transplant was Norton Children’s Hospital … or that the hospital was founded on the heels of the deadliest tornado in the city’s history? You can learn about the hospital’s 125-year history by visiting “Hope and Healing: Celebrating 125 Years of Norton Children’s […] Read More »

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Children’s hospital volunteer’s drive comes from a personal place

Barbara Bernard grips the handle of a red wagon and, with a smile, looks over her shoulder at the toddler seated behind her. “Here we go!” The little girl’s eyes light up and a grin grows across her face. A nurse wheels her I.V. pole alongside the wagon as Bernard pulls the toddler through the […] Read More »