Child Abuse Prevention

Doctor describes horrors of sex abuse

***This article includes graphic details*** As a medical resident, I saw a 4-year-old girl with a large tear in her vagina that required surgery to put it back together. I couldn’t image what had happened. The family said she fell on the top of a plunger. The examination (and common sense) said otherwise. The mother’s…

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Limb Lengthening, Orthopedics, Patient Stories

Graduating from 12 years of surgeries

Shearice Harrison cheered just like any other mom as her son, Jerren, walked across the New Albany High School stage to get his diploma. But she wasn’t just celebrating his academic achievements; she reveled in the fact that her son was alive to see this day. “I held my baby, who was just a few…

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Childrens Hospital Foundation

Throwback Thursday: A champ for kids

On Oct. 27, 1966, Muhammad Ali met Doug Jones in a six-round exhibition bout at Freedom Hall. But it wasn’t just about the boxing. The match-up was a benefit for the Children’s Hospital Foundation, which netted more than $6,000 from the fight. The day before the match-up, Ali visited children at Children’s Free Hospital (now…

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Cancer, Childrens Hospital Foundation, Patient Stories

A grandfather’s gift

Willie Sequeira was diagnosed with leukemia in 2013 just weeks after celebrating his fourth birthday. As his treatment proceeded, he began spending more time in the Addison Jo Blair Cancer Care Center at Norton Children’s Hospital. “The emotions around a cancer diagnosis for anyone are huge, especially when it involves a child,” said Mark Haney,…

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Employee stories - Norton Childrens, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Making kids feel ‘normal’ again

When asked to write a feature on Norton Children’s Hospital’s newest plastic surgeon, I didn’t know what to expect. Like most, my mind immediately went to the cosmetic side of plastic surgery. I was surprised to find that this field is changing the lives of children in more ways than you may realize. The work…

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Cancer, Childrens Hospital Foundation, Clip for Kids

Snapchat rewind: Chili’s Clip for Kids

Nearly 1,000 people came out to Fourth Street Live! on Sunday, May 15, for the third annual Chili’s® Clip for Kids. In honor of children fighting cancer at Norton Children’s Hospital, 170 people clipped, trimmed or shaved their heads — raising nearly $100,000. Special guests included University of Louisville Head Football Coach Bobby Petrino, U…

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Cancer, Childrens Hospital Foundation, Clip for Kids, Norton Healthcare Foundation, Research

Be joyful in hope

Linda and David Miles of Finchville, Kentucky, were inducted into the Wade Mountz Heritage Society in May 2013 for making a planned gift to benefit Norton Children’s Hospital through the Norton Children’s Hospital Foundation. Each year, the Wade Mountz Heritage Society recognizes individuals and families who have made irrevocable planned gifts of $100,000 or more to…

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Cancer, Clip for Kids

Stories behind the scissors

Jerry Durbin Visible Changes Hair Studio “It touches my heart to see these kids be so brave, and this is my way of giving back to them.” Jerry in a clip: Veteran barber for various fundraisers Chili’s® Clip for Kids isn’t Jerry’s first rodeo. He has been using his skills to give back in some…

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Show your favorite nurse some love

Our patients are on a journey — often one they didn’t choose. But they don’t travel alone. As Tonya Anderson, R.N., infant development specialist at Norton Children’s Hospital, wrote in a poem: “Don’t worry; we’ll stay by your side all day and night long. … We care for you and your family too. It’s who…

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Allergy and Immunology

Kids with asthma: The silent warriors

One. Two. My son follows my count, breathing through each syllable and the moment slowly passes. Three. Four. Five. These 5-second moments are routine in our house. His heart rate slows and his breathing returns to normal. Since his first emergency room visit at 9 months old, my son, Kaeden, has been living with asthma….

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Autism, News

Movie rehashes autism & vaccine debate

Robert De Niro has been in the news lately for a film he has a personal connection to, “Vaxxed,” which was pulled in April from the Tribeca Film Festival, which the actor co-founded. The film delves into a supposed link between the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine and autism. According the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, physicians…

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Cancer, Clip for Kids

Clip? Trim? Shave? — Take a quiz!

Getting a new haircut can take some courage. But not as much courage as a child facing cancer. Take this fun quiz to determine what your next haircut should be, then register to clip, trim or shave your hair in solidarity with kids fighting cancer at Norton Children’s Hospital. If you’re not ready for a…

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