Kite Strings Blog

The fairy tree: Joy and wonder through a patient's eyes

Children have a unique and inspiring perspective on life — they’re full of optimism, joy, curiosity, even when life lands them in the hospital. This is certainly the case for 6-year-old patient, William.



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Halloween safety 101: Trick-or-treating safety

Halloween: it’s the one day of the year when kids and grownups alike can transform into anything their mischievous minds can imagine — from princesses and paupers to rock stars, wranglers, dinosaurs and divas.



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Halloween safety 101: How to celebrate safely in the time of COVID-19

In 2020, Halloween looked a little different. In lieu of traditional festivities, such as trick-or-treating and costume parties, many people held drive-through events or watched scary movies at home. What’s in store for the holiday this year?



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Halloween safety 101: How much candy is too much? The answer might surprise you

What can parents do to keep their kids safe and healthy without taking the fun — and candy — out of Halloween?



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Disease or Syndrome? What is the difference between bowel disorders that affect children?

Pediatric gastroenterologist Dr. Varier explains what parents need to know about Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Irritable Bowel Syndrome.



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Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital awarded $15,000 grant for sensory-friendly play equipment to support youths experiencing behavioral health crises

Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital received a $15,000 grant from Child’s Play: Grants for Play Projects, to support sensory-friendly experiences for youths experiencing mental health crises



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Mary Bridge Children’s helps James manage his multiple sclerosis without it defining him

On Christmas morning nearly seven years ago, James wasn’t feeling like his normal, energetic self.



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Does My Child Have Pectus Excavatum (AKA “sunken chest”)

You may be concerned that your child’s ribcage seems to be growing inward.



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Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital Provides Gene Therapy for Children with Neuromuscular Disease

Amber Weissenfluh had a standard blood test when she was 14 weeks pregnant. She was excited to find out whether she would be having a boy or girl. She never dreamed she’d leave the office anxious about her baby’s future.



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Kids’ Mental Health Pierce County offers new webinar series for parents and caregivers

Kids’ Mental Health Pierce County (KMHPC), in partnership with Mary Bridge Children’s, is offering a monthly series of free educational webinars for Pierce County parents and caregivers. 



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