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Today it's been 5 years since my son Matthew's A.V. Canal repair. I remember the nurses: Shannon, Jaime, and Patrick....They were so good with Matthew and with my husband and I.
If it wasn't for Children's Hospital and the Cardiac wing he wouldn't be here. Thank you all for what you have done for us and giving him a chance to grow in front of our eyes! Thank you Dr. Mah, Dr. Baird, and Dr. de Ferranti we owe you the world.
5 years ago today, I placed my one week old son in Dr. Emani's hands to repair his COA. I remember it like it was yesterday, and I'm thankful every day for the care we received at the Heart Center at Boston Children's Hospital.
1 year ago today Dr Baird performed open heart surgery on Cayman. It did NOT slow him down. Today his heart is as good as new and he barely even has a scar. Thank you Dr Baird and everyone on the cardiac floor at Boston Children's Hospital.
Two years ago today we were at Boston Children's Hospital and our daughter, Emily, was having an aortic stent placed. We were told it would have to be replaced by the time she turned 2 (which was last June) but its still in place and working beautifully. We thank God every day for the amazing work of Dr. Gerald Marx and Dr. James Lock.
This weekend we celebrated our beautiful daughter, Mikayla's 1st birthday and that’s thanks to the amazing surgeons and staff on the 8th floor!! Mikayla was born with a rare diagnosis of Pentalogy of Cantrell which included several heart defects.
What is the Pediatric Pacemaker/ICD Camp?
This special camp provides a unique opportunity for children with implanted pacemakers and defibrillators, many of whom also have congenital heart disease, to experience organized activities and outdoor adventure that they may not be able to at regular camps.
In the past eight years, camps have been a tremendous success, and continue to be an anticipated highlight for many children. Camp is a magical place where children explore the outdoors, try unique and challenging activities, make new friends, and learn about themselves. For many children, camp is one of the most memorable experiences of their lives.
We strive to foster growth in each camper's self-confidence, sense of responsibility, understanding of others, and decision making skills while helping them enjoy camp's fun and excitement. Our philosophy of our adventure program is to provide children with a wide array of activities and experiences that supports them in choosing and celebrating their own level of challenge in a safe and supportive community environment.
We strive to provide the highest quality camp experience for children. Thanks to our generous donors, there is no charge for attending this wonderful camp!
Crossroads for Kids has created various programs and activities for campers of all ages to participate in. Whether you're interested in exploring the ocean life at Duxbury Beach, climbing to the top of a 30-foot-wall, kayaking or canoeing around Keene Pond, or shooting hoops at Cleary's Courts, Camp Wing offers it all to its campers!
The fun doesn't stop after the sun goes down either! Camp Wing has different evening programs for everyone to attend and enjoy as well!
In 2012, clinicians at Boston Children’s, led by Dominic Abrams, MD, and clinicians at Brigham & Women’s, led by Calem MacRae, created the Family Arrhythmia Clinic. At this clinic, individuals and families gain easy and convenient access to a detailed evaluation, discussion and formulation of an integrated family plan.
In a single, comprehensive visit, families are provided the convenience of a “one stop shop.” This all-day, all-inclusive approach was designed to make sure the whole family is looked after and is getting a clear, consistent message. It avoids the problem of having the family visit different centers, and allows us to identify similarities and variability between individuals in the family.
During the day-long meeting, children are typically seen in the morning and undergo specific investigations, while parents and other adult family members are seen in the afternoon at Brigham & Women’s Hospital. At the end of the day, findings are explained to the entire family, and a plan for further tests or treatment is presented. Not only does this strategy make clinical sense by allowing for more comprehensive interpretation of clinical and genetic data, but it also creates important research opportunities.
Learn more about our Family Arrhythmia Treatment Clinic
The Boston Adult Congenital Heart (BACH) service provides 24-hour access to consultation and care. Urgent office visits can be arranged as needed, and routine follow-up appointments are normally on time. Also, we pride ourselves on prompt communication with primary care providers.
Clinicians in our outpatient service see BACH patients on a routine basis and during emergencies. We run outpatient clinics at Boston Children's Hospital, Boston Children's Hospital at Waltham and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
We provide comprehensive diagnostic testing, offer complete therapeutic interventions, and coordinate patient care with specialty services within Boston Children's or at one of our affiliated hospitals: Brigham and Women's Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, the Dana Farber Cancer Center and the Mary Horrigan Connors Center for Women’s Health.
The inpatient team is available 24-hours-a-day, seven days a week and works in conjunction with specialists at each hospital to ensure complete and comprehensive care.
The future of pediatrics will be forged by thinking differently, breaking paradigms and joining together in a shared vision of tackling the toughest challenges before us.”