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Miller Children's Hospital Long Beach, Memorial Care Health System
Vol. 1, No. 11
October 12, 2010
Kid's Corner
  Ensure Fun for Everyone - Tips to Keep Halloween A Spooky, but Safe, Family Outing
  Long Beach Ronald McDonald House Breaks Ground in October Ensuring Future Support For Families of Children With Chronic Illness
  Southern California Ronald McDonald Houses® are breaking ground at the end of October to signify that construction will begin on the brand new Long Beach Ronald McDonald House. Future pediatric patients with chronic illness and their families will have access to a "home away from home." The Long Beach Ronald McDonald House is especially important to children with cancer and NICU families, who spend so much time in the hospital.

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ALT TEXT HERE   Kohls Awards $174,500 to Miller Children's to support its Kohl's Keeping Kids Safe Program
ALT TEXT HERE   Balloons For Luv Program Launches To Lift Young Patients Spirits During Hospitalization
Featured Events
  Miller Children's Safety Coalition Teaches Halloween Safety at Pa's Pumpkin Patch
  Artwork Created by Miller Children's Patients Exhibited To Support Artful Healing Program
Community Partner Spotlight
Verizon Gives Back To Miller Children's - Grant for More Than $24,000 Gives Patients Access to "VIC" - A Robot That Interprets On-Demand
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The Zucchero Family Gives Back After Their Son, Joseph, Gets Leading Cystic Fibrosis Care at Miller Children's

The Zuccheros' found out their son, Joseph, had Cystic Fibrosis after newborn testing. While Cystic Fibrosis is typically found in children where both parents have the dominant Cystic Fibrosis gene, Joseph, didn't have the typical CF case. He had one of the most common genes for CF but he also had a rare mutation that could have presented as a multitude of non-life threatening complications. After thorough evaluation from the specialists at Miller Children's CF was confirmed. At 10 months old, Joseph (now 3 years old), was diagnosed with a bacterial infection, called Pseudomonas. This infection usually does not occur in children with Cystic Fibrosis until they're school-aged. However, Joseph developed it before he was 1. It was because of the specialized care and the watchful eye of Miller Children's that Joseph receives the care he needs and the Zucchero family felt the need to give back.


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