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Volunteer Spotlight: Halisha's Toy Chest

Volunteer Spotlight: Halisha's Toy Chest

What started as a coping mechanism for David and Donna Isaacs has turned into one of the most generous recurring toy donations received monthly at Golisano Children’s Hospital. The Isaacs lost their daughter, Halisha, in 1995 at age ten. She was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor at the age of 2 and was in and out of the hospital for eight years. The Isaacs recall some of her happiest moments in the children’s hospital were when she was playing with the other children in the hospital.

Gala Continues Drive Toward Phase II

Gala Continues Drive Toward Phase II

Long before she was born, Grace’s parents, Jennifer Johnson and Vinnie Esposito, have given back to Golisano Children’s Hospital. And this year, they will serve as honorary chairs of the 29th Annual Golisano Children’s Hospital Gala at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center on Oct. 22.

Fairport Music Festival an Instrument of Hope

Fairport Music Festival an Instrument of Hope

Fairport Music Festival will kick off on Friday at 5 p.m. with three bands playing on the festival’s Railroad Stage. The fun will continue Saturday from noon to 10 p.m. and will feature music on four different stages, with more than 30 bands performing. Guests will enjoy a variety of food offerings, with favorites from local food trucks and nearby Fairport eateries. With entertainment for everyone in the family, the day will also feature kids’ activities from noon to 6 p.m. including bounce houses, arts and crafts, and more!

Complex Care Center remaking treatment for adults with childhood diseases

Complex Care Center remaking treatment for adults with childhood diseases

Children with complex, lifelong medical conditions face many challenges; one of the biggest happens when they turn 18 and have to make the transition from pediatric to adult primary care. A new UR Medicine primary care practice opened in March 2016 and it’s a welcoming, warm and comfortable “medical home” for these patients and their families. 
 
Not forgotten: hospital physicians work to treat, study the rarest of diseases

Not forgotten: hospital physicians work to treat, study the rarest of diseases

Since April 2015, Nicholas O’Neill has traveled nearly three hours by car every week from southeast of Syracuse to Golisano Children’s Hospital. Here, in the confines of the Clinical Research Center, he sits in his wheelchair for a few more hours while nurses administer an injection to treat his Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), a genetic disease that results in severe muscle degeneration and a life expectancy of 25 years old.