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Partners in Healing

When 5-year-old Paul Melchiorre danced with Princess Ariel at Walt Disney World in April, it was the fulfillment of a big wish. But he had just fulfilled a much bigger one. “I have a new heart,” he ...

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Climbing Higher

“When they laid it out to us, they laid it out to him as well. He heard everything we heard. We asked questions, and he asked questions,” said T. Clark Akers. “He’s a smart, young guy. Because ...

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A Chance for a Cure

“Yay! I can have Taco Bell! I can have Subway! Yay!” It’s been a year since 9-year-old Martavion Tinnel had a bone marrow transplant for sickle cell disease, and his doctor, Carrie Kitko, M.D., has just given ...

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Meet Braden

At 6 feet 5 inches, Braden Parsons was made to play basketball. Sidelined temporarily by hydrocephalus, an innovative neurosurgery performed at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt helped him get back on the court.


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