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A very sick girl finds an unlikely savior

The Boston Globe tells the story of Boston Children’s patient Sloan St. James who was diagnosed with biliary atresia and received a liver transplant after Lt. Steven Tenney found out he was a match to donate.

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Chairs and desks in a high-school classroom

How to help a teenager kick heroin

The Today Show reports on the pilot program at Wareham Pediatrics that provides drug counseling to patients who are struggling with addiction. The program was created by Boston Children’s Sharon Levy, MD, MPH, along with Glenn Focht, MD, and Jonas Bromberg, PsyD, from the PPOC.

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Image of a mouse brain that received a direct transplantation of hematopoietic stem cells.

In a First, Gene Therapy Halts a Fatal Brain Disease

The New York Times reports that a team led by Boston Children's Chief Scientific Officer David Williams, MD, have used gene therapy to stave off a fatal degenerative brain disease - adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) - an achievement that some experts had thought impossible.

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Boston Children's Hospital has been named the #1 children's hospital in the nation by U.S. News and World Report for the fifth year in a row! It's an honor that we could not have achieved without you. On behalf of every member of our Boston Children's team, thank you for inspiring us to be bolder, dream bigger, and make the impossible possible for our patients and families.

Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

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