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Mary Bridge Children’s empowers mom to advocate for her child with rare diagnosis

When Caitlin Keely’s son Iann was hospitalized at 5 days old, it was one of the scariest times of her life, but she remains grateful for the lifesaving care he received at Mary Bridge Children's.



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Mary Bridge Children’s provides support beyond medicine for kids like Christopher

There is more to healing than just medicine and often, these extra layers of support — emotional, spiritual and social — can make all the difference in a patient's life and treatment.



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Santa and his workshop return in person to Mary Bridge

Santa and his elves — very busy Child Life Specialists and volunteers — brought holiday magic to patients and their siblings at Mary Bridge Children’s last week.



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Mary Bridge Children’s care teams and donors help Nohea triumph over cancer

Like most kids her age, 4-year-old Nohea loves to sing, dance, play dress-up and ride her Hello Kitty bike.



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Brave, bald and beautiful: 13-year-old Sumner girl smiles in the face of cancer thanks to Mary Bridge Children's

When you first meet Claire, you see a typical teenager who loves to play soccer, camp with her grandparents and hang out with her friends.



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Oakley overcomes medical trauma with the help of Mary Bridge Children’s

From the moment 9-year-old Oakley was born, he’s been a fighter. And according to his family, he now fights with a big smile on his face.



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Donor-powered Children’s Therapy Unit gives Carlos independence

Across the street from MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital exists a magical place where childlike wonder, play and hard work unite.



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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 5-year-old facility dog.



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Mary Bridge Children’s teams up with Super Lance

If you’ve ever been to the Mary Bridge Children’s Outpatient Center, you’ve probably seen an energetic 4-year-old - that's "Super Lance."



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Part two: Neonatal follow-up clinic helps Carlos thrive

As an emergency room tech at MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital, Bree McCarty sees many vulnerable patients, including children. She credits her job for launching her foster parent journey with medically fragile infants.



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