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At 10 days old, an X-ray showed Ty Turner had a congenital heart defect that caused his heart to double in size.

Carson Thomas, 2013 Kid Captain, was diagnosed with Gordon Syndrome—a rare genetic disorder often characterized by cleft palate, clubfeet, and other physical abnormalities—and DiGeorge Syndrome, which affected Carson’s lungs and breathing, development, and immune system. Today, Carson is an outgoing teenager who loves all things “Hawkeye.”

Meet Brandie! She recently had a heart and kidney transplant at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Check out her story!

Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome ( #HLHS ) can be diagnosed in #pregnancy during an #ultrasound, giving parents chance to make the decision to bank their baby’s umbilical #CordBlood #StemCells. For accepted candidates at the Mayo Clinic this has allowed them to participate in their clinical trial. You can find out more about the procedure by watching this video.

Children with Down’s Syndrome have a 1:100 chance of developing Acute Leukaemia. #CordBlood #StemCells #Downs #DownsSyndrome #Leukaemia

Thanks to Doctors at Mount Sinai, Pablo Celebrates His New Heart at the Pediatric Cardiology Valentine’s Day Reunion Party. Read more at

Meet Shawn-Brooklyn Young, our 2012 Kid Captain honored the week of the Iowa at Northern Illinois game (9/1/12). Read the 4-year-old's #inspirational story

Tissue Engineering – the amazing future with #StemCells:

Modesto girl gets new heart at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, returns to school | Modesto News - KCRA Home

"I knew there was something very wrong with me. Then I was finally diagnosed with multiple myeloma. That's when I reached out to a family friend who was a patient and he told me 'Don't let anybody touch you here in Miami. Go straight to see Doctor Tricot.' It's been 10 years since my last transplant." --Maria Delavega discusses her treatment at Iowa.