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Stories from the 2013 All Children's Hospital Telethon


Sami Sami
Sami was the picture of health at birth. But 12 days later she was fighting for her life in All Children's intensive care. Learn about the surprising number of kids threatened by blood clots, and the expert team now gathered to treat and research the issue through All Children's Pediatric Thrombosis program.

This little guy prepares for his future career as a "bone doctor" by placing casts on his stuffed Elmo. Learn about a rare disorder called osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) and the help Oliver receives from his All Children's care team.

Willie  Willie
Back in the warm embrace of people who'd helped him battle for his life in 1996, Willie Marshall felt like he was back home - at his "second home," All Children's Hospital. But a lot has changed for All Children's - and our efforts to help others with his cancer diagnosis.

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He came to All Children's as a baby with a malformed heart twenty years ago. Now a college junior, Dalton is working toward a business degree. And his All Children's care team is working to identify biomarkers that can help them ensure more healthy outcomes for young heart surgery patients in the future.


The little girl who could explain leukemia at age three has now marked ten years since her last chemo treatment. And the hospital that cared for Erin now has a researcher on board studying ways to make sure those chemo drugs maintain their effectiveness.


One day, she was a happy, playful five-month old. The next, she was in All Children's Heart Center awaiting a transplant. Watch as the family gets the word that a donor heart will save Jaelyn's life -- and celebrates her first birthday with her All Children's care team. 


It's hard to believe this talkative young man used to be at a loss for words. All Children's new Autism Center offers exactly what families of kids like Kamryn need -- answers and help all under one roof.

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And you Are...
A collection of moments from the history of the Telethon set to a moving new song.

The Other House That Ruth Built

The Other House That Ruth Built
As a new baseball season and first-ever All Children's sponsorship of the Tampa Bay Rays begins, learn about a little known connection between the hospital and baseball's legendary Babe Ruth.

Tree of Life Tree of Life
A four-foot artistic cut-out of a tree in a Pediatric ICU conference room serves as a reminder of the circle of life. Its roots are based in one nurse's personal experience at All Children's.
Telethon Turns 30 Telethon Turns 30
It's a milestone year for the All Children's Hospital Telethon, with reflection on how far we've come and a look ahead at expanding opportunities to improve children's health care.
Helping Children & Families to Live Well Helping Children & Families to Live Well
All Children's new Palliative Care program provides coordinated services for kids with life-limiting or life-threatening illness or injury, thanks to a generous pledge from the All Children's Hospital Guild.

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