Articles tagged with 'patient families' | Checkup Newsroom

Checkup Newsroom (patient families)

2023
December
04,
2023
| 16:14 PM America/Chicago
Christmas, Cowboys, and holiday cheer! The Dallas Cowboys stopped by for their annual visit with Cook Children's patients on Dec. 4, 2023. Football players and cheerleaders surprised patients in multiple departments at the Fort Worth Medical Center t...
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October
20,
2023
| 12:07 PM America/Chicago
by Heather DugeTwo days after Abbey Bell delivered her baby girl, Kitson, she turned to a Down Syndrome Facebook page for advice.That is where she found Courtney Morey – a mom who would understand everything she was about to go through. Courtney’s da...
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October
16,
2023
| 12:12 PM America/Chicago
For 16-year-old Mila Hunter, the Comfort Ability Program was a life-changing experience. It was the first time she had met other girls who truly understood her journey with intense pain episodes. Answers to Mila’s PainIn January 2023, Mila was diagno...
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October
10,
2023
| 12:40 PM America/Chicago
Pierce James’ battle with cancer cost him his hearing, but he’s teaching us all a lesson in resilience. His story shines a light on the work of audiology and the importance of hearing health as we celebrate National Audiology Awareness Month in Octob...
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September
29,
2023
| 15:47 PM America/Chicago
By Sydney HanesHaving a child in the hospital is tough on any family, but imagine navigating a hospital admission if English isn’t your first language. That’s the case for many families at Cook Children’s.To help in situations like this, a group of p...
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September
25,
2023
| 12:34 PM America/Chicago
By Jean YaegerSplashes of water flow with a soothing sound for those who seek contemplation and peace at the Cook Children’s Medical Center – Prosper chapel.Sunlight enters softly through pastel flourishes on the windows. A table displays the Bible, ...
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September
20,
2023
| 13:58 PM America/Chicago
By Ashley AntleWhen the Ray family embarked on a cruise in April to celebrate Caleb Ray’s 18th birthday, their focus was on celebrating a milestone, not the sickle cell disease Caleb has lived with since being diagnosed shortly after birth. Towards t...
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August
17,
2023
| 15:26 PM America/Chicago
Story by Sydney HanesCook Children’s employees Ashley Pagenkopf and Danny Peltier were in for a big surprise Tuesday when Kidd’s Kids announced their families are going on an all-expenses-paid trip to Walt Disney World!Every year, Kidd’s Kids takes 3...
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July
25,
2023
| 13:14 PM America/Chicago
By Ashley Pagenkopf, MS, CCLS, Child Life Specialist at Cook Children'sOur Child Life teams utilize in-kind donations every day, all day. From stocking playrooms, celebrating birthdays, offering comfort, providing distraction, and meeting basic needs...
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June
16,
2023
| 12:01 PM America/Chicago
By Heather DugeTwelve-year-old Adalyn Gibson rarely gets sick. When she fell asleep early one night on the couch, her mom, Chelsey, thought a late night and cheer practice had taken a toll. After vomiting and complaining of a stomachache along with t...
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June
08,
2023
| 15:15 PM America/Chicago
Story by Sydney Hanes. Video by Tom Riehm.In April, patient Kaydence Mixon who was diagnosed with leukemia rang the end-of-treatment bell at Cook Children’s Medical Center surrounded by her family, friends and care team. Following a heartfelt speech ...
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June
05,
2023
| 14:37 PM America/Chicago
By Ashley AntleAngel Alderete and Yolanda Orduno, of Odessa, know the challenges of navigating the health care system for a child with medically complex needs, especially when living hundreds of miles from the care their baby requires.Alderete and Or...
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May
30,
2023
| 11:17 AM America/Chicago
By Heather DugeSometimes a mother’s intuition can be the difference between life and death. That was true for 7-year-old Ismael Aguilera whose episodes of debilitating headaches turned out to be a life-threatening condition. Ismael’s mom, Karla, ques...
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May
23,
2023
| 16:10 PM America/Chicago
On Tuesday, patients and families were invited to come to the Atrium at Cook Children’s Medical Center to participate in a miniature golf tournament alongside two golfers from the Charles Schwab Challenge, which is set to begin this week at The Colon...
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May
15,
2023
| 09:36 AM America/Chicago
By Jean YaegerThe number of babies and toddlers who screened positive for marijuana in the Emergency Department at Cook Children’s continued trending up in 2022.Last year’s data show 33 patients between ages 0-3 whose urine tested positive for a mole...
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May
02,
2023
| 13:02 PM America/Chicago
By Sydney HanesPatients admitted to the Cook Children’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) can spend days, weeks or months there. No matter the amount of time spent there, the connections built between the tiniest patients, their families and their ...
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April
26,
2023
| 13:00 PM America/Chicago
WFAA featured Resident Artist Sydney Peel and her incredible impact on patients and patient families through art. Watch and read the story here. The Cook Children's Creative Artist in Residence Programme (CARPE) offers opportunities for expression an...
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April
12,
2023
| 11:00 AM America/Chicago
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April
07,
2023
| 15:37 PM America/Chicago
Easter came early to Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth! From egg hunts to arts and crafts to visits with the Easter bunny, the day was egg-stra special. Happy Easter from all of us at Cook Children's! ...
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April
03,
2023
| 10:13 AM America/Chicago
By Heather DugeMegan Chavez realizes that even in the best of circumstances parking often feels overwhelming. As system vice president of Cook Children’s Experience, Chavez strives to see every step of the hospital visit through the patient families’...
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March
24,
2023
| 12:50 PM America/Chicago
Child Life Week: This week, we’re celebrating our Child Life Specialists at Cook Children’s who make an impact on the emotional safety of children and families in health care.By Lauren Bridge, MS, CCLS, AYA Child Life Specialist at Cook Children’s He...
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March
23,
2023
| 13:01 PM America/Chicago
Media partners may use this content for news stories and broadcasts with credit to Cook Children's.
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February
14,
2023
| 15:44 PM America/Chicago
Happy Birthday, Garth Brooks, from Cook Children's. This video is in celebration of country music singer and songwriter Garth Brooks and to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Child Life Zone. Garth Brooks is a major supporter of Teammates for Kids...
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February
06,
2023
| 15:05 PM America/Chicago
By Jean YaegerMarty Knott, D.O., Ph.D. was AmieLynn’s primary surgeon during the historic procedure to separate conjoined twins, AmieLynn and JamieLynn, on Jan. 23, 2023. Although this was his first time separating conjoined twins, Dr. Knott brought ...
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February
01,
2023
| 11:14 AM America/Chicago
By Jean YaegerKaitlin Bates and her three young sons heard a loud pop while walking on a nature trail one day last summer. At first, Kaitlin thought their stroller ran over something, maybe a snake. Then her 18-month-old son Jace started screaming. K...
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January
25,
2023
| 11:22 AM America/Chicago
Sisters JamieLynn and AmieLynn underwent surgery on Monday, becoming the first conjoined twins to be separated at Cook Children’s Medical Center.Jamie and Amie lay face-to-face and shared a liver, which was successfully separated during the 11-hour p...
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January
17,
2023
| 10:01 AM America/Chicago
By Ashley AntleFor Kevin Greene, business is personal.Every day that he walks into work as vice president and administrator at Cook Children’s Medical Center – Prosper, his two young sons are on his mind. Greene sees them in every face he encounters ...
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January
12,
2023
| 11:16 AM America/Chicago
By Ashley AntleThey grow up so fast. One minute you’re rocking your baby in your arms and breathing in their sweet baby smell from the top of their head, and the next you’re carting them off to the doctor for their teen physical and wellness check.In...
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2022
December
28,
2022
| 09:29 AM America/Chicago
Child Life Specialist Series: We're diving deeper into children’s expression of emotions, the validation of children’s emotions and experiences (including tears), and what it looks like to advocate for our children in all settings.By Ashley Pagenkopf...
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December
20,
2022
| 15:17 PM America/Chicago
Cook Children's patients enjoyed a Christmas party on Tuesday morning with a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus. They received gifts and participated in arts and crafts activities.Video by Tom Riehm. Photos by Lauren Graham and Eline Wiggins. ...
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