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A year ago Sophie almost drowned in a pond. She came back to Children’s Hospital to thank those who saved her life.

By Tavia Smith

When Sophie’s mother asked her what she wanted to say to everybody, she happily chirped, “Thank you for saving my life.”

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Joshua went looking for a new kidney to save his life. He found a “sister,” too.

By Tavia Smith

“A brighter future is around the corner and I’m so grateful for Renee. I truly love her like my sister and I’ve always wanted a sister.”

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Father of Waffle House shooting victim describes daughter’s struggle, family’s pain

By Tavia Smith

Tia Waggoner works day-by-day to rebuild her life

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Newborn Nursery home to Preds’ youngest fans

By Tavia Smith

Tiny babies dreaming of Lord Stanley's Cup.

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Children’s Hospital celebrates reading on Dr. Seuss’ birthday

By Jennifer Wetzel

Thing one: The adults had a good time reading their favorite books. Thing two: The children loved it, too.

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Love is all around on babies’ first Valentine’s Day

By Jennifer Wetzel

Tiny feet, tiny Valentines, big love.

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“Baby” it’s cold outside

By Jennifer Wetzel

Babies born at VUMC over holidays got a special shirt

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Nurse saves baby born in back seat of car in Medical Center East parking lot

By Kathy Whitney

Elijah Youssef will have quite a story to tell about the day he came into the world.

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Bear the therapy dog’s legacy lives on at Children’s Hospital

By Jennifer Wetzel

Bear was calm and gentle with children and loved to visit them in the hospital. He leaves behind a legacy at Children’s Hospital, especially in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.

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