When our patients visit Pulmonologist Dr. Folashade Afolabi, she gives them each a book to keep. To support her mission, her team organized a book drive without Dr. Afolabi knowing. It was a sweet surprise when they presented her with more than 400 books! Thank you to these #differencemakers!
These two girls have an irreplaceable bond. After meeting during cancer treatment, Toni and Addie have always been there to cheer each other on. Today, and every day, they celebrate the beauty of friendship! #NationalFriendshipDay #kidsrule
Much more than a boy's best friend ❤️ After being diagnosed with #epilepsy, our Plano team members have been right by Samu’s side as his family finds new ways to help him thrive. His dog, Dio, is trained to turn Samu’s head if he has a seizure while sleeping. Samu can now sleep in his own bed, knowing his dog is always right by his side. #kidsrule
Then and Now: Austin first met neurosurgeon Dr. Weprin at 10 years old when he came into our care with a rare condition. After a life-saving surgery, Dr. Weprin has continued to help Austin thrive throughout the years! #KidsRule #transformationtuesday
Our heart patients had the chance to meet TWO Prince Charmings at our summer camp - Dr. Zellers and our therapy dog, Badger! #WeHaveHeart
Molly's smile can brighten any room! She's been in our care since she was a baby, undergoing multiple procedures for her cleft palate. Every day, Molly works hard to improve her speech. After her most recent surgery, she can now form almost all of her sounds. Keep smiling big, Molly! #KidsRule #cleftandcraniofacialawarenessmonth
Then and now, we love seeing how our patients like Olivia shine! #TransformationTuesday #WeHaveHeart
Our therapy pup Espen's got that #FridayFeeling!
We love when our volunteers bring this bookmobile from room to room, making sure every child has a great story to read! #summerreading 📚
We're paw-sitive our therapy pup, Patton, had a great #FourthofJuly at our Plano campus. He and his mini-me love dressing up in red, white and blue!
We're still smiling big after a visit from our friends at the @dallaspd and @dallas.swat. Our patients loved getting to learn from those who protect and serve us. They even got to operate a police robot. How cool! Thank you for making our patients feel so special! #kidsrule
Khadence uses superhero strength to fight sickle cell disease every day. From our @wwe event where she became Khadence the "Diva Destroyer", to everyday life, Khadence's bravery shines in all she does. On #WorldSickleCellDay, we celebrate all our patients like Khadence, who never give up! #kidsrule
We are proud to once again to be the only hospital in #NorthTexas ranked in all 10 pediatric specialties by @USNews. This recognition is a true testament to the quality care and dedication our team members, physicians, and leaders at our Dallas campus show our patients and their families every day. Congrats to our #differencemakers!
Dr. Troy Smurawa cares for every patient as if they're his child, but he never imagined his own daughter would actually become one. After she tore her ACL playing basketball last fall, he and his team at our #ChildrensHealthAndrewsInstitute have been right by her side. #kidsrule
Blue October's Justin Furstenfeld and our patient Zena make quite the duo! We're grateful for the way @musiciansoncall helps brighten our patients' days through the power of music. 🎼🎤🎸#kidsrule #wehaveheart
For Camilla, the true highlight of each appointment with our Complex Care team is seeing Boots, one of our pet therapy dogs. Camilla often practices taking Boots' vital signs, listening to his heart and checking his blood pressure before her own vitals are taken, which has helped ease her fears over the years.
You got a friend in me 🐶
After diagnosed with cancer as a child, Clint knew life would never be the same. Thanks to the support he's received from our After the Cancer Experience program, he's now a father, survivor and advocate for cancer research. He was one of the first to join our ACE program 30 years ago, the first and largest cancer survivor program in North Texas. Today, we're celebrating the bravery and resiliency of all cancer survivors like Clint. #nationalcancersurvivorsday
Jeremiah is one of the strongest 13-year-olds we know. His positive spirit remained despite spending weeks in our care after being hit by a car. Surgery after surgery, Jeremiah's family says our Trauma team provided more than just care, they helped him never lose hope. We're so proud of you, Jeremiah! #traumaawarenessmonth
Our Transport team is the best and one of the busiest in the nation. With 90 critical care nurses, respiratory therapists and paramedics, our team transports nearly 8,000 ill or injured neonatal and high-risk patients each year and we're thankful for all they do! #EMSWeek #EMSForChildrenDay
After being diagnosed with a rare food allergy, 2-year-old Esther started coming to our Food Allergy Center to safely introduce new foods. Thanks to the expertise of our care team, Esther's gone from having only one safe food to now eating 35 foods and counting! #foodallergyawareness #foodallergy #foodallergyawarenessweek
The incredible first responders we work with every day go the extra mile to make life better for our patients. We're so thankful for our Transport team and all our EMS agencies in the community for the life-saving care they provide 365 days a year. #EMSWeek
Austin was one of our 32 patients who danced the night away at our #patientprom. With two dates on his arm, Austin saved a dance for his Child Life Specialist and @van_the_man15. Such a special night!!
These are just a few of the difference makers on our trauma and nursing teams. They recently spent a week with our patients at Camp Phoenix, a place where kids who have experienced severe and life-threatening injuries can have fun together! #TraumaAwarenessMonth #level1traumacenter
Our patient Willow earned the nickname "Wonder Willow" from her family and friends because of the incredible strength she has shown through some challenges. Willow received the #giftoflife at just 6 months old. Now, two-and-a-half and tough, there's no messing with this super hero. Way to go, Wonder Willow! #DonateLife #KidsRule
This 4-year-old is inspiring change for other children in the #fostercare system. Our patient Amelia's big smile and bright personality outshines the complex medical challenges she's faced. She brings joy to all she meets, especially to her adoptive family! #FosterCareAwarenessMonth #NationalFosterCareDay #KidsRule
Our nurses like Tylen know how to brighten our patients' days. #WeHaveHeart #DifferenceMaker #NationalNursesWeek
THUMBS UP to everyone registered for the 2019 Alliance Data Red Balloon Run & Ride! 100% of the money you raise will help us make life better for children. Not registered yet? Click the link in our bio to learn more about our family-friendly event on May 11. #RBRR2019
We're celebrating Flora's Birthday AND National #TherapyAnimalDay today. Talk about a pawty! 🐶 🐕
Our patient Jireh waited 18 months for a kidney transplant. Nearly a year and a half after his surgery, Jireh, with a big smile on his face, put his name on our Tree of Life in our Solid Organ Transplant clinic while he was surrounded by our care team and his loved ones who supported him through his journey! #DonateLifeMonth #KidsRule #ChildrensHealth
It's a big day for our therapy pup, Flora. She now has a section in our Plano Family Resource Library called "Flora's Favorites," filled with story books she thinks are totally pawsome! 🐾 🐾#WorldBookDay #childrenshealth
Thumbs up for our patient, Cameron 👍👍Her shirt says it all, and we’re motivated by her strength and spunk! #donatelife #donatelifemonth #kidsrule #childrenshealth
Somebunny 🐰🐶(Espen)❤️ 's you!
We're running towards the end of the week like 💪 Ashton started training with our @Team_EXOS experts at #ChildrensHealthAndrewsInstitute while she was recovering from knee surgery. Now stronger than ever, Ashton's hard work is paying off!
Our patient, Gracie, and her new friend, Elsie, joined our #ChildLife team in Plano at the #TeddyBearClinic. Gracie was right by Elsie's side as our experts examined the bear. Elsie's scan shows she's going to make a full recovery! #ChildLifeMonth
"I love my job,” something our #MusicTherapist Lisa says every day, and has for the last 21 years. Lisa is teaching our patient Livana to play the ukulele and she's almost mastered the song "This Is Me" from the movie #TheGreatestShowman. Lisa says it’s patients like Livana who make every day so special.
Our Child Life Department uses medical play, crafts and different activities to help our patients feel comfortable with their surroundings. You can help them provide a positive experience by shopping their Amazon wish lists. All purchased items will be directly shipped to our campuses and used with our patients. Shop the link in our bio. #becomethedifference
Our Social Worker, Kirsten, and therapy pup @badgersbigadventures are bringing the smiles and snuggles this morning! 😊🐶
Even our stuffed animal friends need check-ups too. 😍 #ChildLifeMonth #SocialWorkMonth #Instagood #KidsRule
Our #ChildLife team brings comfort and understanding to our patients by sharing information about their diagnosis in a ways they can understand - play, crafts and different activities. For Leticia, our #ChildLifeSpecialist Alex is helping her learn about her #leukemia diagnosis through an activity that explains what is going on in her body with her blood cells. Now that Leticia has a better understanding of her illness, she's prepared for her journey with her family, friends and favorite Child Life Specialist by her side. #ChildLifeMonth #KidsRule
Our music therapists like Stephanie create magic every time they play and sing for our patients. #MusicTherapy #MusicHeals #differencemaker
"Here is to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them." Happy #internationalwomensday from our patient Sanaa! #KidsRule #instagood
Our #ChildLifeSpecialist Renee cares for our tiniest of patients in our #Level4NICU. She has been with us for 12 years and says it's an honor to care for and support the bravest, strongest patients like Kepley and her family. #childlifemonth #differencemaker
We ❤️ our Child Life and Social Work departments! This month we're celebrating them and the incredible work they do. #differencemakers #SocialWorkMonth #ChildLifeMonth
Sanders has accomplished big things since her heart transplant last year. The 11 month old just got her two bottom teeth! #WeHaveHeart #mondaymotivation #KidsRule
Our Heart Center patient, David, is giving us that #FridayFeeling. 😀#WeHaveHeart
Sounds of a healthy heart are worth smiling about. #WeHaveHeart #mondaymotivation
Cordell is stealing our hearts this Valentine's Day. 😍 A big thanks to the @ahantx volunteers for knitting these little red hats for our heart patients. #littlehatsbighearts #HappyValentinesDay #WeHaveHeart