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Lurie Childrens Hospital of Chicago

Lessons From A Christmas Carol: Acceptance and Kindness for Children with Differences of Sex Development

Courtney Finlayson | Posted 02.22.2015 | HuffPost Home
Courtney Finlayson

In the spirit of the holidays, I hope to open your hearts to understand a group of patients that have suffered, often silently, from stigmatization related to "disorders of sex development" (DSD) or "intersex," which affect up to 1 in 4,500 individuals.

SheZow, Bam, Pow! Children Trangressing Gender in Real Life and Media

Dana Beyer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dana Beyer

The one group of trans persons over whom there is still oftentimes fierce debate in the medical community is composed of children. We simply don't have any evidence-based understanding of which gender non-conforming boys will turn out trans, which will be gay, and which straight -- gender conforming or not.

Baby's Life Saved By Good Samaritans' 'Divine' Intervention

Posted 03.18.2013 | Chicago

With the clock ticking and their 4-month-old daughter struggling to breathe, Chicago parents Matthew Howath and Kristin Creed needed a miracle. In...

PHOTOS: Lurie Mansion Is $9.75 Million Worth Of Old-World Glam

Posted 12.14.2012 | Chicago

Beverly Hills may be miles from Chicago's North Shore, but one recently-listed Winnetka mansion has all the trappings of a luxe getaway from the Golde...

Battle Over The Future Of Old Children's Hospital Site

Crain's Chicago Business | Posted 10.11.2012 | Chicago

A patented Lincoln Park community brawl has broken out over already hobbled plans to redevelop the site of the former Children's Memorial Hospital cam...

Chicago Water Taxi Offers Free Rides For 50th

Posted 10.10.2012 | Chicago

A mainstay on the Chicago River and the transit method of choice for harried downtown commuters, the Wendella Chicago Water Taxi celebrates its 50th a...

Donna's Cancer Story: So You Want to Help

Sheila Quirke | Posted 12.02.2012 | Parents
Sheila Quirke

From the bottom of my broken, damaged heart, I thank you. I am indebted to you for bringing me into your home and cubicle and soccer field and car and kitchen. Know that what you've done, willingly witness Donna's life and death, took guts. You did it. You are amazing. Never forget that.

Donna's Cancer Story: Surgery 3.0

Sheila Quirke | Posted 11.17.2012 | Parents
Sheila Quirke

"Watching your child undergo major surgery is like labor. You forget how bad it was the last time around in order to do it again, as needed."

Radiothon: Being THAT Family

Sheila Quirke | Posted 11.07.2012 | Chicago
Sheila Quirke

In twelve years of hosting the Radiothon, Eric and Kathy have raised over twenty million dollars for Children's Memorial. This morning, my husband, son and I will tell Donna's story with all of Chicagoland.