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2017
October
11,
2017
| 05:49 PM America/Chicago
Yesenia Cuevas and her mom, Dora, spend a lot of time together at Cook Children’s. They’re often shuffling between rooms in the Hematology/Oncology clinic for rounds of treatment for Yesenia’s Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL), a cancer of the blood a...
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October
11,
2017
| 05:39 PM America/Chicago
Seven-year-old Kallvin Mendoza is well known on the Hematology/Oncology floor at Cook Children’s Medical Center. Despite being diagnosed last November with Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), he often has a smile on his face that brightens the day of...
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October
10,
2017
| 11:41 PM America/Chicago
A princess, a super hero and a courageous little fighter – Bel is known to many at Cook Children's as all of these things and more. Since birth, she’s been in and out of the hospital for medley of medical conditions. First, Bel's parents were told sh...
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2016
October
21,
2016
| 05:17 PM America/Chicago
"Dr. Peak we need to do a diagnostic ultrasound of your breast..." Those words haunt me. I do not remember what was said next, mainly because a wave of fear and dread engulfed my body. The day I was diagnosed with breast cancer my life changed, fo...
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September
27,
2016
| 06:30 PM America/Chicago
Elsa walks through her castle, with her long, blonde locks falling down her back. She sings, “Let It Go.” And then her parents pick up their little princess. She straightens her long wig and they head to the elevator, back to her room at Cook Chil...
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2014
September
02,
2014
| 04:59 PM America/Chicago
Life. It’s a simple, four-letter word with so much meaning. It’s an incredible journey full of surprises, challenges, joys and sorrows. Some are easier than others, and in the end, it’s really what you decide to make it. It’s so precious and in an in...
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