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Cora’s Courage

Posted on Mar 03, 2022 in Programs

Since the day Cora was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), she and her parents have been in the battle of their lives — but they have a true friend in the fight. The team in the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Cancer & Blood Disorders Institute is dedicated to healing children. And they are fighting for Cora.

Helping Moms Cope

Posted on Mar 02, 2022 in Programs

When Kentlee experienced feelings of helplessness after having her daughter, she wasn’t alone. About one in eight women experience symptoms of postpartum depression. Kentlee found the help she needed in Lacy Chavis, Psy.D., a psychologist who works with the hospital’s Fetal Care Program.

A Part of the Heart Institute Family: Noavah’s Story

Posted on Feb 28, 2022 in Programs

Noavah has a smile and laugh that can turn any frown upside down, but she wasn’t always the happy baby she is now. A few days after she was born, Noavah was diagnosed with two congenital heart defects that affected her breathing and heart function. The team in the Heart Institute at Johns Hopkins All Children’s was there to help.

From the Hospital Halls to the Varsity Soccer Field

Posted on Feb 25, 2022 in Programs

A little more than a year after needing a heart transplant, 15-year-old Wilfre is back on the soccer field.

She Turned Out to be a Model Heart Patient

Posted on Feb 24, 2022 in Programs

Eleven-year-old Michelle’s pulmonary valve needed to be replaced. In addition to CT scans and MRI, her cardiothoracic surgeon Awais Ashfaq, MBBS, used a 3D model of her heart to prepare for the surgery. Learn more about the many different team members who work together to create the models that aid physicians in treating children like Michelle.

Her Big Heart Takes Care of the Little Hearts: Meet Nurse Amy Melliza

Posted on Feb 22, 2022 in Programs

Amy Melliza, R.N., who cares for patients in the cardiovascular intensive care unit, has worked at Johns Hopkins All Children’s for nearly two decades. She talks about how she helps patients and families and what inspired her to go into nursing.

Brea Celebrates One Year at Johns Hopkins All Children's

Posted on Feb 18, 2022 in General News

Our furriest employee at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital is celebrating a special milestone this week.

Dr. Alfred Asante-Korang Aims to Always be at His Best

Posted on Feb 17, 2022 in General News

Transplant cardiologist Alfred Asante-Korang, M.D., has worked at Johns Hopkins All Children’s for more than 20 years. He shares why he enjoys working at the hospital, how his patients inspire him, and his reflections on Black History Month.

Imagining a New Future for Biomedical Blood Sampling and Preservation

Posted on Feb 16, 2022 in Research

Johns Hopkins All Children’s researchers advance the use of dried blood spot sampling, to enable greater access and accuracy.

Birdie’s Surprise

Posted on Feb 15, 2022 in General News

Babies with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) are often diagnosed before birth, but for Birdie, the diagnosis didn’t come until shortly after she was born. She and her family were referred to the Center for CDH at Johns Hopkins All Children’s, where babies like Birdie receive the specialized care they need to grow and thrive.

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