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Impact of Philanthropy
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Meet some of the patients who have benefited from Christ Medical Center's and Advocate Children's Hospital - Oak Lawn's outstanding programs and services--which were made possible, in part, thanks to philanthropic gifts.

Schiff family
After Advocate Children's Hospital provided lifesaving care to their son in 2001, Kirsten and Ryan made it their mission to give back. Read more


Frontier Construction
Greg Parr and his three sons help their community —including Christ Medical Center and Advocate Children's Hospital—through their family business. Read more 
Training doctors
By the time doctors graduate from the emergency-medicine training program at Christ Medical Center, they've seen—and done—it all. Read more


Keeping Jack's many relatives and friends in the loop about his medical progress has always been difficult, but CarePages has made it easier. Read more 
State-of-the-art care and financial assistance at Christ Medical Center enabled Pat to beat stage III ovarian cancer into remission. Read more 


Young campers
Kids with sickle cell disease face many challenges.  Thanks to donors, Hope patients got to attend a sleep-away camp where their condition did not limit them. Read more
A stroke program that combines intervention,  acute care and rehabilitation services made a big difference for Norman and his family. Read more


Donna is the picture of health, but as a child, she fought—and won—a battle with leukemia. Read more 
With his heart literally broken, Pete made the biggest decision of his life: to have a heart transplant at Christ Medical Center. Read more


Emma was diagnosed with diabetes as a toddler, but thanks to her parents' dedication and a pediatric diabetes program at Hope, her disease can be properly managed. Read more
When Stuart went looking for the quickest way to get back on his feet after heart surgery, he found a high-tech solution at Christ Medical Center. Read more 


Hearts for Hope
Comprised of grateful parents, concerned families and community members, Hearts for Hope has been making a difference in the lives of young patients and their families for more than a decade. Read more 
Volunteer magician Ed shows children that he has a few tricks up his sleeve as he delights young patients through the Open Heart Magic Program. Read more  


Medical Residents
How do surgeons become the trusted advisors you need them to be? Years of studying, training and a trial by fire at one of the busiest operating rooms in the area. Read more 
Born with severe heart defects that required multiple surgeries, this "strong little man" is finally ready to be a normal little boy. Read more
When third-grader Caitlyn went into cardiac arrest, the quick action of her friends, school workers and Advocate's pediatric cardiac team saved her life. Read more

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