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VUMC in the Community

They were married during the pandemic. They directed their wedding gifts to feed health care workers.

By Wayne Wood

Heather and Lewis Burwell's wedding didn't turn out like they planned. But they found a way to share their celebration with the community.

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Turning lemons into lemonade: Second grader raises money to help fight COVID-19

By Kelsey Herbers

“I think she understands that things have been taken away from those who are in the hospital just as she has had things taken away from her.”

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Grateful kidney transplant patient donates masks to VUMC

By Jessica Pasley

“I was really excited to have the opportunity to do something for those who had done so much for me."

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At home with children? Have fun and get creative with this music toolkit.

By Kelsey Herbers

“Musical activities can also support one of the most critical social relationships: that between a parent and child.”

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Musicians can’t play for the children in person right now, so Seacrest Studio goes virtual

By Christina Echegaray

Singer-songwriter Payton Smith performs for patients at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt from…

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Oklahoma Children’s Hospital sends a gift of support to Vanderbilt Children’s ER after tornado disaster. “We’re all in this together.”

By Christina Echegaray

Oklahomans know about tornadoes, and the gift of food and drinks brought tears to the eyes of their colleagues at Vanderbilt

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A Children’s Hospital doctor and two female football trailblazers went to the NFL Flag Championships with a message of empowerment for girls

By Jessica Pasley

“Being on a team is a way to build leadership skills. We all highlighted the importance of teaching the girls about their value."

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VUMC Clothes Closet in need of men’s clothes, coats, shoes

By Wayne Wood

Volunteer endeavor provides patients with a warm coat or clothes to wear home from the hospital

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Nashville to Denver flight. A sick passenger. The crew put out a call: “Are there any medical professionals on board?” A Vanderbilt nurse raised her hand.

By Matt Batcheldor

Noel Olson is a Vanderbilt Emergency Department nurse and an Air National Guard medic, so stabilizing patients is kind of what she does

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