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Miller Children's Hospital Long Beach, Memorial Care Health System
Vol. 1, No. 10
September 14, 2010
Kid's Corner
  Concussions & Sports Injuries on the Rise in the Fall, Sending More Young Athletes to the ED
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  Pediatric Cancer Psychosocial Research Initiatives Used to Create Optimal Family Centered Design in New Hem/Onc Unit
  Research initiatives and interviews with parents and kids, will help the
Yes on 3 Miller Children's Secured Prop 3 Grant Funding from CHFFA To Finish Expansion Build Out
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Jonathan Jaques Children's Cancer Center at Miller Children's establish a more comforting, family centered environment in the new hem/onc unit.
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ALT TEXT HERE   New Nurse Navigator Program Simplifies the Complicated Health Care Journey for Pediatric Cancer Patients & Their Parents
ALT TEXT HERE   Ralphs Gives More Than $30,000 To Help Enhance JJCCC Programs for Patients & Their Families
Featured Events
  Wally Joyner & Friends Golf Classic Supports JJCCC on Nov. 15
  Artwork Created By JJCCC Patients will Be Auctioned at "Evening in Havana" in Partnership With Beckstrand Cancer Foundation
Community Partner Spotlight
Wahoo's Teams Up with Miller Children's - Today & Tomorrow, 20% of Your Purchase Will Support the Endocrine Center's Fall Festival
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Sickle Cell Patient & Bone Marrow Transplant Survivor, Gabriel Dubos, 16, Has Learned to Successfully Manage His Condition Through One of the Region's Only Pediatric Stroke Centers

At 3-years-old, Gabriel Dubos, had already been hospitalized four times. That's one more time than he had even celebrated his birthday. He was diagnosed with Sickle Cell Anemia as a newborn. From the beginning he was hospitalized for multiple infections and needed chronic blood transfusions, because of his abnormal blood vessels. This was too much and doctors knew he would need a bone marrow transplant. Luckily, one of his sisters was a match, and after leading follow-up and psychosocial care, Gabriel gets to spend more time at the Jonathan Jaques Children's Cancer Center as a volunteer, than as a patient.

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