Seattle Children's

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"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'" – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today, we’re honored to partner with @UnitedWay to provide hands-on help for local organizations dedicated to improving the health and well-being of our community.
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After some testing last week, we are thrilled to say that Atticus is one year cancer-free! This tough kiddo has his #AtticusArmy behind him every step of the way, and we’re all celebrating right now! 🎉
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On a scale of 1-10, how cute is Lily? We're going with 12! The #StrongAgainstCancer team and all the Seattle Children’s #twelfies wish @DangeRussWilson and the @Seahawks lots of luck against the Cardinals today! #GoHawks
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Thank you @seattleavengers for bringing a smile to families earlier this month at the @nwsarcoma event at @SeattleChildrens. Everyone had a SUPER fun time! #SeattleChildrens #SeattleChildrensHospital #HopeCareCure

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Minutes after Oliver was born he was rushed to our neonatal intensive care unit. A rare tumor had overtaken the lower lobe of Oliver’s right lung, inhibiting the function of both lungs and putting pressure on his heart. Two days after surgery, when Oliver was 9 days old, his mother held him for the first time. - “All a mother wants to do is snuggle her baby and it’s really hard when you can’t. I still remember the first time I heard his voice. It was the most incredible thing.” – Brandi, Oliver’s mom

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This week’s @StrongAgainstCancer VIP is Keaton! His wonderful mom, Lisa, shares her son's journey with cancer and why she supports #StrongAgainstCancer:
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"Keaton was diagnosed at the ripe old age of 16 months with a malignant brain tumor that metastasized all the way down his spine. He underwent surgery, a stem cell transplant, high dose chemotherapy, and six weeks of every day radiation. He's now almost 13 and a seventh grader. Every time I look at him, I'm reminded of his strength and perseverance -- he has had to work so hard to rehabilitate himself. He is so smart and so witty and never gives up at anything. But what I also see when I look at him is that kids who are diagnosed with cancer deserve so much better. They need treatments that cure them all and treatments that don't cause harmful side effects. This is why I help raise money for a Seattle Children's guild, the Pediatric Brain Tumor Research Fund Guild, and support Strong Against Cancer."
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Join us in thanking Lisa for her support and in honoring Keaton’s strength.
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With #StrongAgainstCancer Hoxie on their side, the @seahawks will have those Rams feeling sheepish after today’s game! Are you cheering on @dangerusswilson with Hoxie and our team?
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It warmed our hearts to see patients enjoy such a holly jolly, very merry day in the playroom thanks to @Ciara, @kellyrowland and @amazon!
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"They brought a smile to these kids' faces," said Suzanne Weir, a patient’s mom. "It helped get our minds off things and made us feel better. I felt like a weight had been taken off my shoulders. We could just relax and have fun."

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The force is strong with this one. 19-month-old Ben rocks his prosthesis customized with Stormtroopers, so we had a few of our friends pay him a visit from a galaxy far, far away. @StarWars #TheLastJedi #HopeCareCure #ForTheKids

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Thank you to everyone who helped make #OneBigKISS an incredible success. Together we raised $806,334.47 to help kids! @thebendernation, @mollymesnick and the @kissfmseattle team, THANK YOU!!!

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“It’s hard dealing with type 1 diabetes every day,” says Juliana. “A cure would mean that I don’t have to think about diabetes all the time, and I can just be normal.” We want to make Juliana’s dream a reality. That’s why scientists at Seattle Children’s Research Institute and Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason are collaborating to develop new immunotherapies that could lead to a long-term cure for autoimmune diseases such as type 1 diabetes. Learn more: http://bit.ly/diabetes_research.

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Today is the day – the most wonderful day of the year. We are LIVE at #OneBigKISS with @thebendernation, @mollymesnick and the @kissfmseattle crew. The goal is clear – raise $1 million to help kids like Savanna thrive. Call now and be a miracle for our patients and families: 1-866-987-1061 #LetsGetAMillion

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When over 20 @seahawks and @theseagals unite to spread holiday cheer to #twelfies at Seattle Children’s, you know it is going to be epic.
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The special visit brightened the day for Laauren. Her 8-week-old son, Cayden, was admitted to Seattle Children’s only a couple hours after he was born.
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“It’s been a lot emotionally,” said Laauren. “Having the Seahawks visit really lifted my spirit. It gave me a boost to help get Cayden through this.”
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Thank you for helping make the holiday season merry and bright for our patients and families today. #GoHawks

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#StrongAgainstCancer VIP Joshua is called "El Guerrero" for a good reason: he is a WARRIOR! The courageous 7-year-old has been battling acute lymphoblastic #leukemia since he was 4. His mom tells us that he is a "very happy boy" because he is 7 months away from finishing his #chemotherapy treatment. You got this, Joshua!
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It’s been 2 ½ years since Ethan completed cancer treatment, and a recent checkup showed he’s as healthy as can be. “I love walking in to Seattle Children’s now,” says his mom, Emily. “Feels like a victory tour every time.” #FeelGoodFriday #cancersurvivor #strongagainstcancer

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Thank you, @smoochforkids! Last weekend’s #smooch2017 benefit concert raised more than $3.5 million for uncompensated care.
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"The doctors saved our daughter's life. The uncompensated care saved our family's life. Without it we wouldn't have had a home to go to. We wouldn't have had a car to drive away from the hospital in. It truly held our family together." – Dani, mother of Emmy

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Today we wish Violet a happy 7th birthday! Violet is a childhood cancer survivor who as an infant was diagnosed and treated for bilateral retinoblastoma at Seattle Children’s. Recently her family received the wonderful news that she remains in remission. “We are so grateful for Violet’s health, for the amazing opportunities she has had to bless others and so much more,” says her mom, Shenay. #violetbriellespataro #seattlechildrens #hopecarecure

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The joy @dangerusswilson's weekly Tuesday visits bring our patient families is priceless. Today he visited Lexi – she couldn’t handle her excitement and broke out into an Irish jig. Go on, tiny dancer!

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Heart-warrior Luke is cheering for the @Seahawks to soar to victory over the Eagles. His strong spirit will be felt on today’s sideline in the most heartfelt way. @adavis1025 will be wearing custom shoes with “Luke Strong” as part of @NFL’s #MyCauseMyCleats.
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“I chose my organization for Luke and I just wanted to bring a little hope to him with his life. He’s a strong dude, and I have learned a lot from him.” – Austin Davis
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#GoHawks #PHIvsSEA #LukeStrong #NFLCares #SeattleChildrens #SeattleChildrensHospital

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Last year Atticus spent the holidays in the hospital. This year he’s doing well, and his family offers this blessing to others: “I hope and pray you can find peace and feel joy this holiday season. My heart is with all those families who are spending the holidays in the hospital. May you be watched over and feel loved.” #AtticusArmy #HopeCareCure #seattlechildrens #strongagainstcancer

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When Nolan was 6 months old, he stopped rolling over, smiling and crying. His family sought help at our Epilepsy Genetics Clinic and learned that Nolan had epilepsy caused by a spontaneous genetic mutation. Since receiving the test results, Nolan’s family has connected with two other families with the same diagnosis.
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“It’s not a cure and it’s not a treatment, but it does give us an answer that we didn’t have before. It’s incredible to have the chance to make sense of the condition with other families. We’re finding that not having any others to look to for what to expect down the road can be a good thing.  It means our kids have the chance to set their own bar for what’s possible.” – Emily, Nolan’s mom

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Today is a very special day for someone who makes a habit of bringing joy to our patients and families. We wanted to bring a little bit of that joy to him - and so did former patient, Mason. Happy birthday, @dangerusswilson! From the bottom of our hearts, thanks for all you do!

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Caleb is at the hospital frequently due to his chronic illness – one with no known cure. He redefines his experience the best way he knows how – in superhero terms.
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His orthotics tech who fashioned his leg brace is “Tony Stark.” Physical therapy appointments are “superhero training,” which help eliminate his anxiety around rehab for his leg.
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It’s #GivingTuesday! Say yes to superheroes like Caleb. Click the link in our profile now to give hope, care, and advance the search for cures. Thank you!

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#StrongAgainstCancer VIP Krystyne was diagnosed with #hodgkinslymphoma as a freshman in high school. She fought her cancer, continuing to play sports and graduating on time, in the top of her class.
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Today, she is a 6-year #cancersurvivor heading into her senior year of #nursing school to become a #pediatriconcology nurse. In fact, we were very proud to hear that her pediatric rotation is here at @seattlechildrens where we know she is making a huge difference for kids just like she used to be. Congratulations and thank you, Krystyne!
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17-year-old Amber has suffered pain from chronic pancreatitis for over a decade. For the first time in 11 years, she will join her family at the Thanksgiving table and indulge in some of her favorite dishes pain-free.
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“I missed the last half of freshman year and all of sophomore year. I couldn’t stay away from my house for more than an hour or two because I would start feeling nauseated. The illness literally controlled my life.”

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Jose was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia two weeks after his 8th birthday. He underwent surgery and 38 months of chemotherapy. Today, we celebrate Jose’s last chemotherapy treatment at our hospital.
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“This journey has made me a very strong mother for my son. Cancer will never be stronger than us. We can beat that or any other obstacle.” – Jose’s mom
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We’re #thankful for all of our patients and families. Together, we can provide the best care to all children. #HopeCareCure #StrongAgainstCancer

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Today is a day Isaac’s family will never forget. It’s transplant day! Thanks to surprise musical guests @Ciara and @dangerusswilson, his “Happy Transplant Day” song is the best one yet.

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When 4-year-old Lillee runs through the doors of our South Clinic for her speech therapy appointment and heads straight for a table covered in crayons, it’s hard to imagine that nearly two years ago she faced hundreds of epileptic seizures each day.
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“Her seizures happened so often that I installed a camera above her bed to record any she had at night. One night the camera recorded 200 movements. I was shocked to see how many seizures disrupted her sleep.” – Aimee, Lillee’s mom #SCYesToKids

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#StrongAgainstCancer Nico is ready for #MondayNightFootball at @seattlechildrens... are you? If you're joining Nico and rooting for @dangerusswilson and the @seahawks today, let us know in the comments! #GoHawks #WeAre12 #12s #SeattleChildrens
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