The Berken Family: A Story of Faith

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I was 17 weeks pregnant with my daughter Faith when my water broke. Because it was so early in the pregnancy, my husband Jason and I had very little hope. At 24 weeks, I delivered Faith via an emergency c-section. The odds were not in her favor, but Faith showed she was a fighter from […]

Special Pets Offer Healing and Comfort to Our Amazing Kids

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Dogs like Kodi and Noah regularly visit our patients at Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital, and these special guests are met with smiles, love and, of course, lots of hugs. Pet therapy programs, like Tiger Human Animal Therapy Service (Tiger HATS) use pets to aid in physical recovery and healing by offering comfort […]

What’s a Safe Touch?

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Parents often find it difficult to talk about sexual abuse, especially with the very children they are trying to protect. But as our kids return back to school in the next few weeks, it’s important to have these conversations. Sexual abuse is more common than most people think — more than 60,000 children nationwide become […]

It’s Been a Summer of Amazing!

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Our 2017 Summer of Amazing has come to an end, but it was an incredible few weeks of fun, games and health information! Each week at Mommy & Me (and Daddy too!) we dug into specific healthy topics like education, nutrition and exercise, and learned some fun facts about being active and healthy. Then, at […]

Jacob’s Story: Here We Go With WeeGeaux!

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Jacob Aucoin is a fifth grade student at Duplessis Primary and is a frequent patient at Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital due to a chronic illness. As a 10-year-old boy who spends a lot of time in and out of the hospital, he often has to miss days of school and fun activities […]