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Emergency surgery at 2 months leads to healthy toddler and tremendous gratitude: the Kosty family’s story

Three-year-old Joe Kosty’s medical journey began long before he was born.



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Ian’s cancer care team creates life-size Angry Birds and custom Pokémon cards during six-month stay at Mary Bridge Children’s

Ian McClellan, 5, is a loving spirit who enjoys spending time with his older siblings and his cat, Frankie.



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Jokes and donor contributions propel third grader through cancer treatment

When third grader Lilith Kahn is asked what she likes about Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital, she confidently says, “The nurses are super nice and funny — I always crack them up.”



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Brain tumor can’t stop Evangeline from spreading joy and playing pranks

The first thing you’ll notice about Evangeline Lovie-Garcia, 9, is her infectious laugh. Pull a prank or tell a joke about bodily functions, and you’re sure to hear it.



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Meet Olaf: A true companion for Mary Bridge patients

At Mary Bridge Children's Hospital, everyone adores Olaf – not the snowman, rather our beloved 4-year-old facility dog.



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Tyval battles rare gastroenterological condition with the help of his Mary Bridge Children’s care team

Like most 4 year olds, Tyval “Ty” Jackson has an infinite amount of energy.



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Defying all odds: Ollie’s incredible journey

Six years after Oliver Strode was abandoned as an infant at Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital, Ollie is a happy-go-lucky boy who is now in kindergarten and loves Paw Patrol, basketball and his siblings.



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Thirty days spent on ECMO: Ollie’s incredible journey

Less than two years after Oliver Strode’s first Mary Bridge Children’s experience, he became very sick with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).



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Mary Bridge Brigade celebrates 100-year anniversary

For 100 years, the women of the Tacoma Orthopedic Association (TOA), now the Mary Bridge Brigade, have done just that.



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Mary Bridge Children’s team helps Parker find courage

Parker Marion likes to be active — he enjoys basketball, wall ball, playing cello. Parker also lives with Cystic Fibrosis (CF).



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