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Child Life Month: Celebrating our Child Life Services team

Posted on Mar. 1, 2021 ( comments)
Hospitals and doctor's offices can be scary places for kids.

Defying all odds: Ollie’s incredible journey

Posted on Feb. 17, 2021 ( comments)
Six years after Oliver Strode was abandoned as an infant at Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital, Ollie is a happy-go-lucky boy who is now in kindergarten and loves Paw Patrol, basketball and his siblings.

Thirty days spent on ECMO: Ollie’s incredible journey

Posted on Feb. 14, 2021 ( comments)
Less than two years after Oliver Strode’s first Mary Bridge Children’s experience, he became very sick with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).

Making routine eye care a priority

Posted on Feb. 12, 2021 ( comments)

The health of your eyes is important enough to merit an annual eye exam. If you don’t believe me just close them for the rest of the day and try to get anything done. Regardless of your day to day activities your eyes are playing a crucial role in your ability to function and until you have that first eye exam you may not be aware that your visual experience isn’t as good as it otherwise could be. 

Abandoned at Mary Bridge Children’s as an infant: Ollie’s incredible journey

Posted on Feb. 11, 2021 ( comments)
Brave, tough, fighter — these words only begin to describe six-year-old Oliver “Ollie” Strode.

With community donations, Tree House: A Place for Families becomes a home away from home for Illinois couple

Posted on Feb. 4, 2021 ( comments)

The best gifts often come in tiny packages. Anthony and Sara DeLegge first learned of their life-changing gift — a precious preterm baby girl — during an unexpected call from American Adoptions. 

Managing return-to-school jitters during the pandemic

Posted on Feb. 1, 2021 ( comments)

The thought of returning to school is exciting for many, though some children and parents have expressed worry about return.

Talking to our children about distressing events

Posted on Jan. 14, 2021 ( comments)
Mary Bridge Children's Pediatric Neuropsychologist Chris Ladish, PhD, provides advice to parents on talking to children about distressing events.

New Year, New Foods, New Nutrition

Posted on Jan. 12, 2021 ( comments)

How to Stay Active During the Pandemic

Posted on Jan. 12, 2021 ( comments)