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Harper's Amazing Story of Survival

Amazing Survival and Amazing Recovery: Harper's Story

In the early hours of March 3, 2020, a category F4 tornado touched down outside of Cookeville, TN, leveling Chad and Jill's home and badly injuring their 1-year-old daughter, Harper. This plucky toddler survived with some help from East Tennessee Children's Hospital.

Several weeks in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), followed by extensive rehabilitation, continue to exceed the expectations of her recovery.

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A Courageous Battle With Cancer: Holston's Story

Holston's battle with cancer has stretched for more than 600 days. Although some days are harder than others, most days when Holston visits Children's Hospital, he brings a radiant smile and hilarious sense of humor.

"We are grateful every day for our nurses, doctors and friends at Children's Hospital," his mother, Mary Beth says. "It takes special people to choose this profession. And they really are super special to us."

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It Takes a Village: Eli's Story

It Takes a Village: Eli's Story

Before he was born, Eli was diagnosed with the most severe case of spina bifida ever recorded. But he makes friends wherever he goes and for him, every day with his friends and family is a new adventure.

"As Eli's mom, I learned there is no rule book and no instruction manual," says Eli's mom, Dawn. "Eli takes a village, and Children's Hospital is my village. It's families like us who rely on Children's Hospital to keep our kids alive."

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The Sky's the Limit: Jaxson's Story

The Sky's the Limit: Jaxson's Story

Jaxson is a remarkable boy battling a rare genetic disorder. From a long stay in the NICU to complex stomach surgeries in the OR to a bumped head that landed him in the ER, Jaxson has visited nearly every department at East Tennessee Children's Hospital.

"We will just be learning as we go, and we're going to let him write his own story," say Jaxson's parents. "We try not to put limitations and restrictions on him, and Children's Hospital has been 100% with us."

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Allison's Story

Visible Impact: Allison's Story

Allison has done a lot while battling a brain condition, but her biggest accomplishment is the legacy she's built at Children's Hospital. She's now studying biochemistry and wants to be a neurosurgeon.

"East Tennessee Children's Hospital became our second home," Allison' mother says. "Everyone was there for us through it all and I'm not sure what we would have done without them."

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Ruby & Rachel: A Tale of Two Sisters

A Tale of Two Sisters: Ruby & Rachel's Story

Most parents do not imagine scheduling a major surgery for their child. The Amanns found themselves doing just that - not once, but twice - as their daughters faced crippling diagnoses of scoliosis.

"Nothing prepares you for your child going into surgery," says Angie Amanns. "But Children's Hospital makes it better, no matter
how major it is."

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Classes & Events

  • Oct
    12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    When you purchase a 2021 Boo! for Kids yard sign, Children’s Hospital will surprise a patient in our hospital with a fun Halloween treat. Plus, 100 percent of all proceeds go to East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, to help fund critical programs and life-saving equipment needs.
  • Oct
  • Oct
    9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Learn correct babysitting techniques, emergency responses and how to use babysitting as a business.
  • Nov
    9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Learn correct babysitting techniques, emergency responses and how to use babysitting as a business.
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We Get Kids

And they deserve the best possible health care given in a positive, family-centered environment that nurtures friendliness, cooperation, and support – regardless of race, religion, or ability to pay.

East Tennessee Children's Hospital is a 152-bed hospital certified by the state of Tennessee as the only Comprehensive Regional Pediatric Center accredited by the Joint Commission. With this designation, your child is in the best hands. You'll find professional, superb care for acute and serious illnesses, as well as a variety of pediatric specialties.

We're proud to work jointly with the University of Tennessee Medical Center as well as area hospital to ensure children have the care they need at every stage of their lives.

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