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 […]

Liam’s Story: Becoming an Eagle Scout, Thriving with Autism

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As we enter Autism Awareness Month, I thought it would be particularly timely to emphasize that autism, while life changing, can be overcome. Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are typically characterized by difficulties with nuanced social-interaction, communication challenges and a tendency to engage in repetitive behaviors. Autism has become a childhood epidemic with an often grim […]

Can You Save 63,000 Children? The Answer May Surprise You

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Last year in Louisiana, there were more than 63,000 reported cases of child abuse and neglect. That’s 63,000 of our kids living in unsafe environments, facing uncertainty about the adults in their life, and often living in fear. A majority of these children are under five years old, which means they often can’t speak up […]

My Dance Marathon Experience

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As a college freshman, I was eager to become involved in many organizations on campus. One organization that has stuck with me ever since is Dance Marathon at LSU, which is the largest student run philanthropy on campus. We fundraise year round for Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital, Baton Rouge’s Children’s Miracle Network […]

Here’s a Tip: No Q Tips

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We’ve all been there as parents – we see our child’s ears, peer inside and discover a world of sticky, icky earwax. It’s our first instinct to want to clean this out and use tools like cotton swabs or Q-tips to help clean as deep as possible. But, this could be dangerous not only for […]