Honoring Luke: One Family’s Mission to Find a Cure for DIPG

In April 2018, 5-year-old Luke was diagnosed at Children’s Hospital Colorado with an inoperable, aggressive brain tumor called Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG). Just 17 days later, the empathetic, creative little boy who loved Hot Wheels and the Beatles succumbed to this incurable disease that robs several hundred families of their children each year.

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When Frustration Leads to a Better Way

When Dr. Steve Moulton frequently overheard nurses and parents complaining about issues related to securing and maintaining transabdominal feeding tubes, he realized there must be a better way. So he developed the Button Huggie, a first-of-its-kind gastrostomy button securement solution that prevents common complications like dislodgement.

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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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Jalen Dreams of a Future Without Chemo

As a curious kid who’s been fighting leukemia for more than a year, Jalen has learned a lot about what it means to be sick – and what it takes to heal.

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Pain and Perseverance: Maggie Bravely Faces Relentless Migraines

Maggie’s migraines are relentless. But two years ago, she started a new treatment plan with a pediatric migraine specialist at Children’s Hospital Colorado. Maggie’s headaches are still there, but the pain has become more manageable.

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Children’s Hospital Colorado is Fueled by Giving

Philanthropy fuels the world-class care we provide and the groundbreaking discoveries we make. From the families we support to the communities we serve to the lives we save: None of our work would be possible without generous donors like you who believe that a child’s life can and should be filled with limitless possibilities.

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Life After a Brain Tumor: Myers’ Journey Beyond Surviving Cancer

For many patients, surviving cancer is just the beginning of the journey. Myers knows this well. A year of intensive chemotherapy and radiation destroyed the aggressive brain tumor, but Myers still faces lingering side effects from treatment.

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Hunter’s Parents Were Told He Might Never Walk. Today, He Can Run

Hunter was diagnosed with a severe form of scoliosis that was threatening to paralyze him before his 4th birthday. Experts at Children’s Hospital Colorado​ performed a complex spinal fusion surgery on Hunter, one they’d meticulously planned using a 3D model of his tiny spine.

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‘Grateful to be Alive’: Sara’s Fight for Her Life

Sara was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disorder and spent 35 days in the Children's Hospital Colorado PICU, fighting for her life. Sara faced a long road to recovery, but she says her challenges have given her a renewed sense of gratitude for life.

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Armando’s Journey from Loss to New Life

Children’s Hospital Colorado helped Armando build his confidence after his left hand had to be amputated due to a severe burn. Armando is now learning to use his new “myoelectric” prosthetic arm, which is controlled by his own muscles.

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