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Miller Children's Hospital Long Beach, Memorial Care Health System
Vol. 2, No. 5
April 12, 2011
Kid's Corner
  It's Raining, It's Pouring, Should Your Child Be Snoring?
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April is National Autism Awareness Month
  Tony Cruz Races Patients on Tricycles, Mark Bixby Remembered at Tour of Long Beach Kick-Off Event
 
 
To celebrate the kick-off of the 2011 Tour of Long Beach, professional cyclist, Tony Cruz, former member of Lance Armstrong's team, raced young patients from Miller Children's Hospital Long Beach in a tricycle race around the circular driveway in front of the hospital's entrance. All proceeds from the Tour of Long Beach will benefit the patients and families at Miller Children's Hospital Long Beach. » READ MORE

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  Wells Fargo & Company Awards $100,000 Grant for New JJCCC Pediatric Cancer Center's Welcome Area & Nurses' Station
  Miller Children's Hires Injury Prevention Coordinator to Lead Safety Initiatives in the Community
Featured Events
  March of Dimes' March for Babies Walk Raises Awareness of Premature Births on April 30
  Torch Run & Profiles of Courage Event Raise Funding for New Pediatric Cancer Unit on June 14
Community Partner Spotlight
Grand Prix Foundation Gives $25,000 to Support Child Life
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A Strong Will +
A Birthday Wish +
A Dream = Diego's Relentless Perseverance

Diego, 17, has faced everything in life - head on. From being hit by a car when he was a young boy, to having to live with a tracheostomy (tube used to help him breathe) for most of his life and later being diagnosed with sleep apnea. But Diego, never lost sight of his dream and has used his will and determination, as his allies, in facing all of life's challenges. One day, he wants to achieve his dream: to swim with dolphins. But in order to do so, he needed to get off his tracheostomy and learn to breathe on his own again. He made that his mission, with a deadline of his 16th birthday.

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