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2017
March
14,
2017
Life is made up of lots of small moments (like when a kangaroo comes to visit). Working at Cook Children's as a child life specialist I get a front row seat to some of the biggest moments in the lives of many children. As a child life specialist m...
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March
13,
2017
You may be surprised to see a child life specialist in one of the rooms at Cook Children’s Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU). After all, this is an area devoted to babies. But spend some time in one of those rooms and you will see a big part of t...
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March
07,
2017
Nick Albus moves fast. After all, not even two heart surgeries can slow down the Kansas State, and Arlington Martin grad, sprinter down. Albus, 20 years old and a sophomore, underwent his first surgery at Cook Children’s when he was only 3 days...
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March
02,
2017
Cook Children's 3D aPPROaCH Lab The new three-dimensional lab for the planning and printing of congenital heart disease (3D aPPROaCH Lab) uses advanced technology to support pre-surgical planning and family education for patients with complex hear...
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2016
December
27,
2016
Kyle Gracin Lewis died at Cook Children’s Medical Center in the summer of 2010, from the Primary Amoebic Meningoencephalitis (PAM), the brain infection caused by the water-born amoeba, known as Naegleria fowleri. Now Cook Children’s is the first, ...
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December
20,
2016
The visits from Santa Claus and a gift of a teddy bear served as reminders of Christmas. But it wasn’t until they walked out of Cook Children’s with their healthy baby in tow that it hit the Gutierrez family that they had spent the holiday in the con...
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December
15,
2016
If you watched Big Brother 18, you know how much Corey Brooks loves Christmas. His house was decked. “By far the coolest one on the block” with icicles hanging from the shingles, an 8-foot Santa, peppermint bark, tacky Christmas sweaters and cooki...
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December
02,
2016
She holds in her hands the autopsy report of her 19-year-old son, a young man with dreams to “do something big in this world.” Tracy Jensen often thinks about her son, Ethan. He was someone with an amazing aptitude for learning. “He was a boy who ...
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November
22,
2016
Listening to the news, you would think the biggest problem in child welfare is lack of funding. It’s not. The most important problem is that we still don’t know how to reliably help kids. Right now, we aren’t able to prevent child abuse and neglect f...
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November
16,
2016
For one year in college, Warren Marks, M.D., took a year off from science and medicine to pursue another passion of his – architecture. Today, Dr. Marks looks back at that time as “an interesting diversion,” but it really helps explain who the man...
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November
16,
2016
By Victoria Shelton As Shea Ingram makes her rounds up and down the halls of Cook Children’s Medical Center, she pulls behind her a red wagon filled with musical instruments, from guitars and ukuleles to pianos and drums. Ingram is one of two boar...
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November
14,
2016
He’s the host of DFW’s longest running morning show on the FM dial, but one day remains like no other for Mark “Hawkeye” Louis. Since 2014, New Country 96.3 KSCS broadcasts live from Cook Children’s, commercial-free for an entire day, asking loyal...
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November
14,
2016
For nearly 30 years, Vernon Lee has lived to serve others. Lee has been a catering aid for Cook Children’s  and is known as much for being the consummate pro as he is for his caring, compassionate nature for his customers, coworkers and patients. ...
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November
10,
2016
Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas came together today to get in on the viral video sensation known as the Mannequin Challenge. Nearly every part of the children's hospital is represented in some way, including child life specialists...
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October
04,
2016
Watch how a prosthesis is made on Facebook Live at 12:30 p.m. CT on Wednesday, Oct. 5 on Cook Children's Facebook page.  ...
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September
30,
2016
Matthew Grogan’s first day of kindergarten started out like any other child’s. He had a brand new back pack, all the supplies on the list, and was excited to meet his teacher and make new friends! He smiled proudly for his first day of school picture...
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August
31,
2016
For over two decades, Eric H. Hubli, M.D., has been nationally and internationally recognized for his work as a craniofacial and cleft surgeon. He has written and published extensively and has a career full of milestones that includes his work as a p...
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August
31,
2016
In between medicine in the morning and chemotherapy at night, Adalynn Hawkins laughs and cries. She pesters her sister and giggles with her parents. A family's never been so happy to go through the "Terrible Twos" and watch the joyful life of a toddl...
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August
12,
2016
By Victoria Shelton Cook Children’s has brought in visiting dogs for decades as a way to help patients and their families cope with their situations, but it was one of the first hospitals nationwide to realize the value in having dogs as staff mem...
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July
08,
2016
Once again, news of senseless violence leaves parents grasping for answers. Unfortunately, this time it has happened in our community during what should have been a peaceful protest. The frightening footage from downtown Dallas Thursday night is d...
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June
08,
2016
“Life is all about how you handle Plan B” My mom gave me a ceramic plaque with this quote on it several years ago when I was going through a tough time. Over the years, it’s amazing how many times this quote has rung true. Plan B has meant … A div...
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June
03,
2016
Joshlynn Wilson fights her disease for one simple, but most incredible, reason – Zoey, her 2-year-old daughter. In August of 2013, Joshlynn was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, an aggressive bone cancer, occurring mainly in childhood and adolescenc...
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May
20,
2016
As some of the best pros in the PGA look on, the young golfer eyes a putt. And that’s where any comparisons to what will be happening at the Dean & Deluca Invitational at the Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth and what’s happening on this golf cours...
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May
13,
2016
For eight days after her son was born, all Whitney Coben could do was look at her fragile little boy. Brayden was born premature at 27 weeks, weighed less than 3 pounds and couldn’t breathe on his own. Right after birth, he was immediately taken t...
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May
12,
2016
The three nurses looked at each other at a loss on how they could help the baby girl crying on the echocardiography table. Little Charlotte Friessen, 7 months old, arrived at Cook Children’s only 30 minutes prior and was rushed to the Cardiac Inte...
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May
06,
2016
When she was 20 weeks pregnant, Ashleigh Wilford went with David, her husband, for what was supposed to be a routine sonogram. But during the visit, things didn’t go as planned or even hoped. The sonogram detected a possible heart condition. The c...
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May
02,
2016
Although Karen Black, an arrhythmia clinical assistant, sat in the audience of new-hire orientation, this was not her first introduction to working at Cook Children’s. Black worked at the Cook Children’s Heart Center for nearly 10 years before dec...
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May
01,
2016
Colleen Rustin grew up in Fort Worth and graduated from the University of Arlington. But it wasn’t until she grew up that she learned about Cook Children’s. In 2011, she shadowed a social worker in the Emergency Department, and after that day she ...
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April
29,
2016
Being a cardiothoracic nurse practitioner isn’t an easy job. It means spending long hours monitoring, counseling and educating heart surgery patients during one of the most stressful times of their lives. For Crystal Flores, it also means using her p...
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April
15,
2016
When Cynthia Keator, M.D., pediatric neurologist and epileptologist at Cook Children’s, walks the halls that overlook the Atrium, she recalls the awe that Cook Children’s Medical Center gave her so many years ago. At the age of 14, Dr. Keator firs...
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