Author: Ellen Greenlaw

It’s Heart Month: Give your baby’s heart a healthy start

February is American Heart Month. It’s a good time to make sure you’re doing all you can to keep your heart healthy. And if you’re expecting, what better time to start thinking about your baby’s heart health?

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Will: Overcoming all obstacles after ECMO

PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE DOGGETT FAMILY

You might say Will Doggett excels at overcoming obstacles. For the past four years, the 14-year-old has actively sought them out in the form of Spartan races. Running through mud, hoisting wet sandbags, traversing monkey bars and dodging other hurdles are all par for the course in this adrenaline-charged sport. But Will has been tackling obstacles his whole life.

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After a second chance, Lincoln is growing by leaps and bounds

Lincoln, a heart patient, poses with Buzz Lightyear and Woody
Lincoln and friends

“You’re the best mom ever,” is music to any mother’s ears. But when 6-year-old Lincoln spoke these words to his mom, Amber, for the first time just a few weeks ago, she totally lost it — in a good way.

“I never thought he’d be able to say that,” Amber says. “Thanks to his team at Boston Children’s Hospital, he’s come so far in just a few years.”

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A look back: Our most popular stories of 2018

Top stories of 2018
PHOTO DESIGN: SEBASTIAN STANKIEWICZ/BOSTON CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

As 2018 comes to a close, we’re taking a look back at some of our most popular stories from the past year, from ground-breaking surgery and clinical trials to stories of unbelievable courage and hope.

Thank you to the many families and patients who kindly shared their stories with us in 2018. As always, you continue to inspire us.


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