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 Winter 2017 eNewsletter 


Radiothon 2017

Pawel’s “Magic” Growing Rods

PawalPractically from the time their son Pawel was born, his parents knew he would be facing multiple surgeries. He was born with a rare genetic disorder called diastrophic dysplasia (DD), a form of dwarfism that leads to joint and bone problems, including severe, progressive scoliosis.

In the past, children with severe scoliosis at such a young age were often treated with a “growing” rod surgically attached along the spine to control the curvature. The patient would return for surgery twice a year so surgeons could manually extend the rods as the child grew. But thankfully, when it was time for Pawel’s surgery, Hasbro Children’s Hospital was utilizing a new technology... continued

Heroes for Hasbro

At Hasbro Children’s Hospital, we see how even a seemingly simple act makes a significant difference in a child’s life. To a child, the person who makes the pain go away by teaching coping mechanisms is a hero. To our caregivers, our courageous patients and their families are the heroes. And to us, the donors that make all of this possible with their generous support are heroes, too.

Learn more about the many heroes at Hasbro Children’s Hospital and the benefits of becoming a Hero for Hasbro >>

Hasbro Children’s Hospital opens new short-stay unit

Clinical Decision UnitHasbro Children’s Hospital has opened a new Pediatric Clinical Decision Unit (CDU) adjacent to the Hasbro Children’s Hospital Emergency Department. The six-bed “short-stay” unit will serve pediatric patients with acute conditions that often require treatment followed by a period of observation and clinical collaboration, often with a specialist. Patients who may benefit from the new unit include those with asthma, gastroenteritis and dehydration, cellulitis, falls, pain, seizures and headaches or allergic reactions. Read more...

More Fundraising News from Hasbro Children's Hospital

Plumstock Foundation’s Musical Extravaganza Raises $11,000

Plumstock Check PresentationSeveral years ago, a tight-knit group of residents of North Kingstown’s Plum Beach neighborhood came together to establish a charitable foundation for supporting Hasbro Children’s Hospital. On December 2, members of the Plumstock Foundation Board of Directors visited Hasbro Children’s Hospital to present a donation of $11,000 for the Pain and Palliative Care Program.  Read more...

A Billy Gilman Meet & Greet, Hosted by Balise Toyota of Warwick

Billy Gilman - BaliseA day after wowing a packed house at Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Providence, Billy Gilman was back in front of local fans when Balise Toyota of Warwick hosted the star singer for a special meet and greet which raised more than $3200 to benefit Hasbro Children’s Hospital on Sunday, January 29.  Read more...

Gregg's Giving Cake Serves Up Delicious Reward

Plumstock Check PresentationOn Monday, February 6th, Bob and Bobbie Bacon from Gregg’s Restaurants presented Hasbro Children's Hospital with a $10,000 check. The donation is part of their Giving Tree program, where they support the hospital through the sales of the special Giving Cake. Read more...

Spirit Halloween Makes $66,428 Donation to Hasbro Children’s Hospital

Spirit Halloween 2017Celebrating the results of its 2016 “Spirit of Children” program, members of Spirit Halloween’s local managerial team came by to present hospital leadership and Child Life staff with a gift of $66,428. Read more...

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