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Stories and Videos from our 2008 Telethon

Brooke Brooke and Evan
They share the same red hair and fair skin. And if you look close, you’ll see evidence that siblings Brooke and Evan share another, hidden trait. Those devices tucked inside their ears aren’t iPods®. They are bridges to a world of sound, provided by a team of All Children’s experts. Read more or watch Brooke and Evan's video.
Johntaylor Johntaylor
February 14th is more than Valentine’s Day to Johntaylor’s family. While everyone else exchanges cards, flowers and loving wishes, they’ll remember it as the day Johntaylor received the ultimate valentine—a lifesaving heart transplant. Read more or watch Johntaylor's video.
Erin poses with Tampa Bay Lightning Player and ACH Donor Vinny Lecavalier

Where were you on December 27, 2007? If you even remember, odds are it was “just another day” for you. For Erin, it was memorable for many reasons: Two days after Christmas. One day after she turned ten. And the day her status as an All Children’s pediatric cancer patient changed from “in remission” to CURED. Read more or watch Erin's video.

Stephen Paul, Former NICU patient and current theater student Stephen Paul
He was supposed to be born on June 1st— Telethon Weekend in 1988. But he came into this world three months early weighing less than two pounds, with a 50-50 shot at survival. Read more or watch Stephen Paul's video

More Videos from the 2008 Telethon

Byler Sextuplets
This Wesley Chapel family made national news last fall when they delivered Florida's first surviving sextuplets. Nine months later, see what they're up to thanks in part to a loving start in All Children's Neonatal Unit. Watch the Video...

This six-year old traveled all the way from Kansas for help from All Children's. Born with cystic fibrosis, he got all his nutrition through a tube until he enrolled in our Happy Mealtime program. Watch the Video...

She was born with a rare disorder called Omenn Syndrome that would have been fatal. But a bone marrow transplant at All Children's 18 years ago saved her life. And now this Orlando family celebrates with hundreds of fellow patients at a Transplant Reunion. Watch the Video...

The Lecanto teen who brought All Children's ICEE machines and a $12,000 Telethon donation last year came back to the hospital last fall in need of our help. Watch the Video...

Four years ago, a tragic lawnmower accident left this Orlando boy with a severely damaged leg. See how All Children’s helped him find a new life with a new prosthetic leg. Watch the Video...

A chest cold that kept this Parrish youngster out of a softball tournament in November 2006 turned out to be something much worse. Join Hannah as her All Children's care team explains all the technology it took to save her from MRSA pneumonia. Watch the Video...

  Research from the Heart
Learn more about the cardiology research being done at All Children's Hospital. Watch the Video...
   All Children's Hospital Outreach Centers
Many Pediatric Specialty and Rehab services are available closer to home for many of our patients in our outreach centers. Watch the video, or find an outreach center near you on the Outreach Services page.

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