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Congrats to the Connecticut Children’s Emergency Department team for earning The Lantern Award! Connecticut Children’s ED is one of only 22 in the country to be recognized by the ENA (Emergency Nurses Association) for excellence in leadership, practice, education, advocacy and research. Well done! ... See MoreSee Less

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When Drew Fowler, our Aladdin, was 4 years old, he failed an eye exam when he went for a routine physical exam. So, his family took him to an optometrist to be fitted for glasses, but the glasses didn’t help at all. Then the headaches started. His parents brought him to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center on a Friday night in 2012 for an MRI, and that’s when the mystery was solved: Drew had an optic glioma, a tumor on his optic nerve, right in the center of his brain. He spent the next year and a half getting chemotherapy. That seemed to help, but he kept coming back to Connecticut Children’s every three months for an MRI, just to be sure.

In early 2017, the MRI showed that the tumor had started growing again, and he began another round of chemotherapy in May. He comes in every other Thursday for treatment, sometimes needing to stay over in the hospital after treatment. Happily, the treatment appears to be working, and the tumor is shrinking.

As if all this weren’t enough, he developed swelling of his brain and had to have surgery to relieve the pressure. But Drew and his family have an amazingly positive attitude: They say they are on an adventure together, and each thing that happens is another adventure of its own. That positive approach was on display when Drew posed for this photograph. He had just come from his chemotherapy treatment, but he still showed up and smiled.

Help make a difference in the lives of children just like Drew and join our Gala on November 11. Learn more at #Wishes4CTChildrens
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A look at Driver Safety Program at New Haven's Hillhouse High. @advancingkids #InjuryPrevention

Congrats to the Connecticut Children’s Emergency Department team for earning The Lantern Award from @ENAorg!

Thanks to @DunkinDonuts, @WolfPackAHL and @StarlightUS for bringing a “Day of Joy” to Connecticut Children’s last week!

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