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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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Honoring Naomi, cancer patient who brought light and joy to Mary Bridge Children’s

In April 2019, Naomi Bisesto fractured her leg. After a series of blood work, IV’s, MRIs and more, she received an unexpected diagnosis – osteosarcoma.



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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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