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Shamirah – Hero of the Month

September 9th, 2015

“Taking her hospitalization in stride” No one pictures spending their 15th birthday in a hospital, but that is exactly what New Jersey native Shamirah had to do. Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper University Hospital diagnosed Shamirah with a ruptured appendix. It required surgery and multiple invasive procedures. Complications from the illness made it necessary for […]

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Sophia- Hero of the Month

July 15th, 2015

“Sophia’s courage and spirit inspired us all” After suffering from abdominal pains for a few days, Sophia was admitted to Mercy Medical Center for further evaluation. The 7-year-old had a ruptured appendix and needed surgery. While in recovery, Sophia was unable to eat, rest or relax. She suffered extreme pain getting in and out of […]

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Beau- Hero of the Month

April 28th, 2015

“Beau had to go through a lot to get better” While on a family vacation, Beau fell ill with stomach flu-like symptoms. After five days, the family traveled home and Beau was taken immediately to the doctor. He was diagnosed with a ruptured appendix and needed surgery quickly; doctors also had to place a drain […]

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Addison- Hero of the Month

April 28th, 2015

“Addison was so brave” When Addison fell ill with a fever, stomach pains, and couldn’t eat for four days, her parents were rightfully concerned. Once admitted to Mercy Medical Center, Addison was diagnosed with a ruptured appendix and was scheduled for surgery immediately. A surgery for anyone, let alone a 5-year-old girl, can be quite […]

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