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A New Baby's Arrival – Joy Quickly Turns to Worry

Christan T. expected smooth sailing when it came to the pregnancy and birth of her son Izzack. "I felt like I was a pro," she remembers thinking.



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Reflecting on my cancer diagnosis and treatment at Mary Bridge Children’s

During her senior year of high school, Bergen Palmer was diagnosed with cancer and chose to receive her care at Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital.



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Former patient returns to Mary Bridge Children’s to train as a child life specialist

In two short decades, Payton Allen has lived quite a life that includes recovering from multiple heart surgeries and countless other procedures.



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Jaida leaves Mary Bridge Children’s trach-free after eight years

In 2013, Jaida Kostick and her twin sister were born at 24 weeks in Nashville, Tennessee



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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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