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Miller Children's Hospital Long Beach, Memorial Care Health System
Vol. 2, No. 10
September 13, 2011
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Kid's Corner
  From Tip-Top Head To Itty Bitty Toes - Miller Children's Serves As the Medical Home for Kids With Complex, Chronic Conditions
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Sept. is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
  Rolls out New Campaign Supporting Miller Children's Being Medical Home
 
Millie is our Medical Home Master, our liaison for all things Medical Home. She's also giving away tickets to Disneyland and as an enews subscriber you have been entered to win. Winners will be announced via enews and facebook. Follow Millie and Miller Children's on facebook and keep in touch to see if you are a winner! » READ MORE

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  JJCCC Expands Research Program, Greater Access to Innovative Therapies
  Back to School Event Helps Families of Children with Chronic and Complex Conditions
Featured Events
  Sickle Cell Education and Awareness Day for Parents on Sept. 24
  Join Us For the Run Forrest Run 5k on Oct. 9 to Help Children With Cancer
Community Partner Spotlight
For Every Touchdown Scored by Colorado Buffaloes, During Friday Night Lights, Proceeds Go Back to Miller Children's
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As a Baby, Aaron, Was Diagnosed With a Rare Blood Disorder That Affects Less Than 1,000 People...
Today: Harvard Bound


At nine months old, Aaron was diagnosed with Cooley's Anemia or thalassemia, an inherited blood disorder. Aaron was diagnosed with the most severe form of thalassemia, which affects less than 1,000 people in the United States. Between the ages of 2 to 13 years old, he was on subcutaneous injections with a pump for 8-10 hours a day, five days a week. Under the great care of the Jonathan Jaques Children's Cancer Center, and Aaron's determination, this rare blood disorder didn't slow him down. He was the captain of his high school's Academic Decathlon Team and just started his fall semester as a freshman at Harvard University.

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