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  • Le Bonheur Dad's Group Keeps Families Strong

    Le Bonheur Dad's Group Keeps Families Strong

    Friday, June 13 2014 10:54 PM EDT2014-06-14 02:54:31 GMT
    So often we hear from the moms about their children at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital how they never leave their child's side and the lengths they'll go to fight for treatments. But what about the dads?
    So often we hear from the moms about their children at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital how they never leave their child's side and the lengths they'll go to fight for treatments. But what about the dads?
  • Le Bonheur miracle cancer patient named Tenn. champion

    Le Bonheur miracle cancer patient named Tenn. champion

    Tuesday, May 13 2014 9:05 PM EDT2014-05-14 01:05:19 GMT
    Two years ago the Krulls began planning then six-year-old Lucy’s funeral after numerous fights in her battle with brain cancer. This year, they are planning a cross-country trip with her daughter who is the 2014 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ Champion for Tennessee.
    Two years ago the Krulls began planning then six-year-old Lucy’s funeral after numerous fights in her battle with brain cancer. This year, they are planning a cross-country trip with her daughter who is the 2014 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ Champion for Tennessee.
  • Celebrity chefs cook it up Le Bonheur style

    Celebrity chefs cook it up Le Bonheur style

    Friday, April 18 2014 9:04 PM EDT2014-04-19 01:04:38 GMT
    Le Bon Appetit brings in 40 of the nation's most celebrated chefs, including Memphis' own Chef Kelly English. It's all to raise money for Le Bonheur Children's Hospital.
    Le Bon Appetit brings in 40 of the nation's most celebrated chefs, including Memphis' own Chef Kelly English. It's all to raise money for Le Bonheur Children's Hospital.
  • South Carolina girl gives food for the soul at Memphis hospital

    South Carolina girl gives food for the soul at Memphis hospital

    Monday, March 10 2014 10:00 PM EDT2014-03-11 02:00:16 GMT
    Ansley Prosser's donation made her worthy of wearing a "VIP" badge around the FedExFamilyHouse on Monday.
    Ansley Prosser's donation made her worthy of wearing a "VIP" badge around the FedExFamilyHouse on Monday.
  • Knitting guild takes hobby to 'heart' for children's hospital

    Knitting guild takes hobby to 'heart' for children's hospital

    Thursday, February 13 2014 9:28 PM EST2014-02-14 02:28:26 GMT
    For the Memphis Knitting Guild at Le Bonheur's FedExFamilyHouse it becomes more than knitting and purling; each stitch turns into a story.
    For the Memphis Knitting Guild at Le Bonheur's FedExFamilyHouse it becomes more than knitting and purling; each stitch turns into a story.
  • Newborn undergoes four heart surgeries for miraculous recovery

    Newborn undergoes four heart surgeries for miraculous recovery

    Thursday, February 6 2014 2:01 PM EST2014-02-06 19:01:47 GMT
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    The Kirk family was looking forward to taking their first-born, Reese, home to her Winnie the Pooh nursery, but instead the newborn was taken to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital's operating room for cardiac
    Before she was five-months-old, Reese Kirk received four heart surgeries to repair numerous valves, pumping chambers and a hole in her heart.
  • Le Bonheur's rappelling elves spread Christmas magic to kids

    Le Bonheur's rappelling elves spread Christmas magic to kids

    Thursday, January 30 2014 5:35 PM EST2014-01-30 22:35:07 GMT
    Some special sneaky elves jumped from the shelves at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital and came down from the roof as a Christmas treat for children being treated at the hospital during the holiday.
    Some special sneaky elves jumped from the shelves at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital and came down from the roof as a Christmas treat for children being treated at the hospital during the holiday.
  • Three-year-old overcomes obstacles after epilepsy surgery

    Three-year-old overcomes obstacles after epilepsy surgery

    Thursday, February 6 2014 2:04 PM EST2014-02-06 19:04:10 GMT
    Kayden Vinson, 3, loves kicking off her shoes and playing with her dad's beard. You'd never know this playful toddler has struggled with seizures since she was seven-months-old.
    Kayden Vinson, 3, loves kicking off her shoes and playing with her dad's beard. You'd never know this playful toddler has struggled with seizures since she was seven-months-old.
  • Innovative training saving lives for Le Bonheur patients

    Innovative training saving lives for Le Bonheur patients

    Thursday, February 6 2014 2:08 PM EST2014-02-06 19:08:25 GMT
    Le Bonheur Children's Hospital's cardiac surgery nurses discovered new virtual training software that immensely improved the quality of life for their patients.
    Le Bonheur Children's Hospital's cardiac surgery nurses discovered new virtual training software that immensely improved the quality of life for their patients.
  • 'Life coaches' provide expecting mothers personalized answers

    'Life coaches' provide expecting mothers personalized answers

    Wednesday, October 16 2013 4:58 PM EDT2013-10-16 20:58:13 GMT
    Mom is not the only one with questions when a little brother or sister is born with life-altering conditions. Le Bonheur's ‘life coaches' step in to create a specialized, family-friendly explanation
    Mom is not the only one with questions when a little brother or sister is born with life-altering conditions. Le Bonheur's ‘life coaches' step in to create a specialized, family-friendly explanation for siblings.
  • Family turns loss of newborn into hope for others

    Family turns loss of newborn into hope for others

    Wednesday, October 16 2013 4:57 PM EDT2013-10-16 20:57:48 GMT
    Forrest was David and Brittany Spence's first child. Immediately after he was born he had trouble breathing; doctors in the neonatal intensive care unit assured the new parents he would be fine.
    Forrest was David and Brittany Spence's first child. Immediately after he was born he had trouble breathing; doctors in the neonatal intensive care unit assured the new parents he would be fine.
  • Cardiac surgeon's passing leaves hole in Le Bonheur's heart

    Cardiac surgeon's passing leaves hole in Le Bonheur's heart

    Wednesday, October 16 2013 4:57 PM EDT2013-10-16 20:57:29 GMT
    One of Le Bonheur's cardiac surgeons connected with his pint-sized patients in a unique way: He went through the same operations as a child. Dr. Steven Goldberg passed away in August.
    One of Le Bonheur's cardiac surgeons connected with his pint-sized patients in a unique way: He went through the same operations as a child. Dr. Steven Goldberg passed away in August after a year-long battle with cancer.
  • FedEx Family House provides comforts of home

    FedEx Family House provides comforts of home

    Friday, July 5 2013 3:07 PM EDT2013-07-05 19:07:46 GMT
    Children from all around the world are treated at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital. For families that come with them, the FedEx Family House provides the comforts of home just across the street.
    Children from all around the world are treated at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital. For families that come with them, the FedEx Family House provides the comforts of home just across the street from the hospital.
  • Four-year-old receives miraculous liver transplant

    Four-year-old receives miraculous liver transplant

    Friday, July 5 2013 3:06 PM EDT2013-07-05 19:06:08 GMT
    Braydon Smith, 4, is "100-percent boy" according to his mother Niccole Smith, playing and wrestling with his younger brother. That's why it seemed exceptionally strange when Braydon began laying around
    Given 24 hours to live following sudden liver failure, four-year-old Braydon Smith receives a miraculous liver transplant at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital within hours.
  • Krull blog makes more miracles for Le Bonheur

    Krull blog makes more miracles for Le Bonheur

    Friday, May 10 2013 8:34 AM EDT2013-05-10 12:34:49 GMT
    It started with 10 blog readers. Now more than 1,000 support the Krulls and the Go Lucy Go Foundation, all inspired by Lucy's miracle and to help more miracles happen at Le Bonheur Children's.
    It started with 10 blog readers. Now more than 1,000 support the Krulls and the Go Lucy Go Foundation, all inspired by Lucy's miracle and to help more miracles happen at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital.
  • Young cancer patient displays miracle at Le Bonheur

    Young cancer patient displays miracle at Le Bonheur

    Friday, May 10 2013 8:32 AM EDT2013-05-10 12:32:35 GMT
    Lucy Krull's family was told she had days to live after she suddenly slipped into a coma; her parent began planning the funeral. The young cancer patient miraculously awoke days later.
    Lucy Krull's family was told she had days to live after she suddenly slipped into a coma; her parent began planning the funeral. The young cancer patient miraculously awoke days later.
  • The heart behind Le Bonheur’s top ranking

    The heart behind Le Bonheur’s top ranking

    Thursday, April 11 2013 3:28 PM EDT2013-04-11 19:28:06 GMT
    U.S. News and World Report ranked Le Bonheur Children's Hospital among the top pediatric hospitals for cardiology and heart surgery, putting into consideration their clinical research, death rates and
    It's not the state-of-the-art labs, x-rays designed to deliver low radiation or the low mortality rate that Le Bonheur's doctors say makes them top-ranking: It's the people.
  • Teddy bears healed by Le Bonheur's patients

    Teddy bears healed by Le Bonheur's patients

    Thursday, April 11 2013 3:26 PM EDT2013-04-11 19:26:38 GMT
    To help take away the patients' fear of the medical procedures they are undergoing, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital hosted a Teddy Bear Clinic for them to see what it is all for.
    To help take away the patients' fear of the medical procedures they are undergoing, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital hosted a Teddy Bear Clinic for them to see what it is all for.
  • Child Life brings home to the hospital

    Child Life brings home to the hospital

    Thursday, April 11 2013 3:03 PM EDT2013-04-11 19:03:02 GMT
    Maleah Whaley, 2, has been in and out of the hospital since she was an infant. Her longest time at Le Bonheur was seven months; her mother, Amanda, says they're not sure when Maleah will leave this time. "Supposed
    Bubbles, dogs, toys: Doctors and parents say Child Life Therapists at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital oftentimes provide better therapy than some medicines.
  • Le Bonehur “child-proofs” radiation in x-rays, scans

    Le Bonehur “child-proofs” radiation in x-rays, scans

    Thursday, April 11 2013 3:02 PM EDT2013-04-11 19:02:13 GMT
    Sometimes it's necessary for children to receive CAT scans or x-rays to help with a diagnosis. There is a specially trained team at Le Bonheur making sure children are treated and not harmed after getting
    Le Bonheur's radiology team knows x-rays and CAT scans are often necessary in a child's treatment, but they've mastered ways to do the tests without radiation damage, all done in the blink of an eye.
  • Nurse writes book easing brain tumor diagnosis for kids

    Nurse writes book easing brain tumor diagnosis for kids

    Thursday, April 11 2013 3:01 PM EDT2013-04-11 19:01:22 GMT
    It's hard for parents to hear that their child has a brain tumor. It's even harder for them to try to explain it to their child. It's a struggle Zac Ives faced when his daughter Anna was diagnosed with
    Parents and children say a children's book written by a Le Bonheur neurosurgery nurse helps ease the pain of brain tumor diagnosis.
  • Family cooks holiday feast for Le Bonheur patient parents

    Family cooks holiday feast for Le Bonheur patient parents

    Thursday, April 11 2013 3:00 PM EDT2013-04-11 19:00:23 GMT
    Turkey, greens, pumpkin pie: They're our Thanksgiving traditions, but those special traditions are immediately put on hold when our child is sent to the hospital.It's a reality great-grandparents Carolyn
    Turkey, greens, pumpkin pie: They're our Thanksgiving traditions, but those special traditions are immediately put on hold when our child is sent to the hospital.
  • Elves use Christmas magic to help children

    Elves use Christmas magic to help children

    Thursday, April 11 2013 2:59 PM EDT2013-04-11 18:59:27 GMT
    Elf on the Shelf is helping one child at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital heal faster, along with bringing the holiday spirit to smiles of other patients.
    Elf on the Shelf is helping one child at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital heal faster, along with bringing the holiday spirit to smiles of other patients.
  • Doctors call on Cupid for healing infant hearts

    Doctors call on Cupid for healing infant hearts

    Thursday, April 11 2013 2:58 PM EDT2013-04-11 18:58:57 GMT
    Doctors and nurses at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital are taking advice from Cupid to help heal their smallest hearts. "Our motto in the cardiac ICU at Le Bonheur is ‘Every day is Valentine's Day for our
    Le Bonheur Children's Hospital is using a Valentine's Day inspired method to heal the smallest broken hearts after cardiac surgery.
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