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Driving Life-Changing Discoveries

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Beverly Davidson

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Raymond G. Perelman Center for Cellular and Molecular Therapeutics (CCMT) is one of the few programs in the world to focus on applying gene therapy to pediatric diseases.

Zion’s Story - Double Hand Transplant

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Zion

By any measure, 8-year-old Zion Harvey has led an extraordinary life. At the age of 2, he developed sepsis, a life-threatening infection that led to the amputation of his feet and hands. The illness also damaged his kidneys and, two years later, Zion underwent a kidney transplant — receiving an organ donated by his mother, Pattie Ray.

CHOP Loses a Legendary Doctor, Mentor and Friend

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Dr Pat

Dr. Pasquariello, who passed away Aug. 29, spent his entire 54-year career at CHOP. For many years, “Dr. Pat,” as patients, parents and physicians-in-training called him, was the director of CHOP’s Main Campus primary care practice, caring for thousands of children and families, sometimes for multiple generations.

A Day in the Life: Transport Team

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Transport Team

Patti Larkin, RN, has been a nurse at CHOP for 32 years, including 21 in Transport. Her partner in the 9 a.m. shift, Rosa Morelli, RN, has been at CHOP for 2 1/2 years. This is a day in their life.

Ask Dr. Bell: In a Nut Shell

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Ask Dr. Bell

Peanut allergies are one of the most common causes of severe allergic reactions in the United States. The Learning Early About Peanut Allergy (LEAP) trial followed 640 children with a high risk of peanut allergy from age 4 to 11 months until age 5. Read about the trial and its findings.

Transformative Generosity

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Perelam Campus

Raymond G. Perelman has made a transformational $50 million gift to The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia that will fund pediatric research on a breathtakingly ambitious scale.

Welcome to the Jungle

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Jungle mural

A jungle theme decorates the playroom in 5 South, incorporating artwork created by patients as well as 15 hidden objects that promote activity.

A Day in the Life

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Colleen McFadden RN

Colleen McFadden, RN, has been a nurse at CHOP for 16 years, including 10 in the Emergency Department. This is a day in her life.