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Norton Children’s Hospital stories

Michael Yocum Jr. cancer

Mom reflects on son’s cancer journey

Michael Yocum Jr. was diagnosed with childhood cancer at age 5. His mom, Spring, recounts the challenges, speed bumps and her son’s faith throughout his journey. He was very thrilled to be at the hospital because he thought it was a hotel. He was only 5 at the time so he had the beautiful innocence […] 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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Police officers spread cheer at Norton Children’s Hospital

The River City Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 614 and Jeffersontown FOP Lodge No. 26 joined with Santa, a polar bear and several Disney princesses to spread holiday cheer at Norton Children’s Hospital. It was the FOP’s 20th annual Norton Children’s Hospital Christmas Program. Tom Kmetz, president of Norton Children’s Hospital, presented a red […] Read More »

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What is Treacher Collins syndrome? Ask an 11-year-old

Victoria Dicken is no stranger to challenges. The 11-year-old girl from Louisville has Treacher Collins syndrome. “I’ve lost count of how many surgeries I’ve had,” Victoria said. “At least 20.” Treacher Collins syndrome is a rare genetic condition that affects the development of bones and other tissues in the face. Most people with the condition have underdeveloped […] 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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Doctor uses toe to replace teen’s thumb

It was September 2015 when a night with friends ended in an explosion that left Gabriel Rock without much of his left hand. “He lost his thumb, index finger and long finger; there was a big gaping hole in his palm,” said Amit Gupta, M.D., hand surgeon with Louisville Arm & Hand. Dr. Gupta remembers […] 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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You’re a mean piece of art, Mr. Grinch

Norton Children’s Hospital is in the midst of its third annual holiday decorating contest. The contest is a way for staff to help children and families get into the holiday spirit while at the hospital. The competition also recognizes units that work together to decorate their areas of the hospital — and to get everyone […] Read More »

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Congenital heart defects can’t slow down this boy

This article was originally featured in the spring 2013 issue of Cart Wheels magazine. When Missy Kremer was five months pregnant, she had a routine ultrasound to check her baby’s development. What she and her husband, Rob, were told stopped them cold. Their baby had a possible birth defect. “We cried and prayed a lot,” […] Read More »

Jalen Matthews

Growing up with sickle cell disease

Jalen Matthews is a 20-year-old junior at the University of Kentucky. She is a kinesiology major who aspires to a career in physical therapy. She’s active in her sorority and the student activity board. And, she has sickle cell disease. In the 1970s, the average life span for a person with sickle cell was 14 […] Read More »

Ni’Eshia Andrews

When babies need care before birth

With a baby on the way, Ni’Eshia Andrews and her family were overjoyed. The family planned to welcome a baby girl, joining her big brother in summer 2017. Everything was going as planned until they hit a bump in the road. During a 28-week fetal ultrasound, Andrews’ obstetrician discovered she had too much amniotic fluid […] 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 »