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Aug 19, 2014

Q: How can I help my child prepare for surgery?

A: Although specific details will depend on your child’s age and the surgical procedure, it’s always best to be clear and honest, as well as reassuring. In other words, don’t baby your child — explain what the surgery is for, what’s going to happen during it, and how he or she might feel after waking up. You don’t need to explain every potential complication, but you do need to be truthful so your child knows … Read More

Aug 4, 2014

The healing power of the Blue Butterfly provides hope to children with leukemia

It was the phone call that no parent wants to get: “Max has leukemia and we think it’s a rare form,” said the doctor. I was getting a haircut and had to leave the salon immediately, not sure if I would vomit on the sidewalk or pass out. I was in a fog the whole drive home, tears flooding my eyes. The normally short drive home took forever. I needed to hug my boy. Max … Read More

Jul 31, 2014

NEVER leave your child alone in a car, not even for a minute

The Tom Sargent Children’s Safety Center at OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital and Safe Kids Worldwide would like to remind families that Thursday, July 31, is National Heatstroke Prevention Day. Together, we can reduce the number of deaths by heatstroke by remembering to ACT: A: Avoid heatstroke-related injury and death by never leaving your child alone in a car, not even for a minute. And be sure to keep your car locked when you’re not in it … Read More

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Mark your calendars for a rockin' good time Aug. 23rd at this year's Ride & Rock fundraiser: http://t.co/gPEqXvaOSL http://t.co/4zmhTrY5lS

Jayne and Chris Dearborn founded @MxBlueButterfly in honor of their son, Max, to take on #AML. See how you can help: http://t.co/sBhyBeTaZx

A sweet donation: #DBFreestyle patient-designer Chase & his sis Elliana sold lemonade to raise $280 for Doernbecher! http://t.co/pFjQ875vIn

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All together now: Awww. A sweet moment captured between Doernbecher physician and patient, circa 1956. #tbt http://t.co/6LG9aFNU3d

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