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How One Doctor’s ‘Crazy Idea’ Made an Invasive Test Much Easier

With support from the Center for Innovation, Dr. Joel Friedlander pioneered a new way to do nasal endoscopy tests on kids that eliminates the need for sedation. Now he's sharing his invention with pediatric providers across the country to help thousands of children avoid anesthesia.

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Mending Broken Hearts

Imagine if doctors could 3D print the damaged components of a patient’s heart — making valves, ventricles, even the entire organ — and then literally bring those parts to life by infusing them with the child’s own healthy stem cells.

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Why I Ride for Colton

A mom and dad become superheroes, even with broken hearts. Britney and Sam ride in the Courage Classic with the Cardiac Climbers in honor of their son, Colton ("Moose"), who passed away due to congenital heart defects at 3 months old.

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Creative Arts Heal Body, Mind and Soul

After a difficult diagnosis, children often need to build a new identity and find language to describe their experience. The Ponzio Creative Arts Therapy Program allows them to do just that. Read about one patient who says the program helped save her life.

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