Checkup Newsroom (Feature)

2017
September
20,
2017
| 05:43 PM America/Chicago
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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2016
June
15,
2016
| 04:59 PM America/Chicago
When James arrived home from work one evening, he found his little boy, Nickolas anxiously waiting for him. James saw Nickolas with a football. He’d waited a long time to throw and catch a football once again with his dad. It wasn’t that long a...
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May
12,
2016
| 04:44 PM America/Chicago
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
01,
2016
| 07:00 AM America/Chicago
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
| 04:55 PM America/Chicago
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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February
24,
2016
| 06:18 PM America/Chicago
Kenda Hooker was 3 years old when doctors discovered a hole in the top chamber of her heart. Like many congenital heart defect (CHD) patients, she went on with her life assuming her heart had been ‘fixed.’ As memories faded, her medical records were ...
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February
19,
2016
| 09:45 PM America/Chicago
Dr. Scott Pilgrim’s resumé proves he’s the man to lead the Cook Children’s Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) program. But it’s his childhood that makes his care special. Along with his medical degree, Dr. Pilgrim has completed a combined inter...
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2015
September
23,
2015
| 05:14 PM America/Chicago
Tori Pence has loved music since she was 7 years old when her grandfather gifted her with her first guitar. But it wasn’t until she was admitted to Cook Children’s that her passion for music flourished. In October of 2012, at the age of 16, Tori w...
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2014
December
25,
2014
| 04:04 PM America/Chicago
Crystal Schober  blogs for us today, telling us the remarkable story of Graysen, her little boy. She has a lot to celebrate this holiday season as her little boy turns 10 years old. ...
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April
07,
2014
| 11:56 PM America/Chicago
On Monday, July 28, CBS 11 News did a story about the Vento's. You can view it here.   ...
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