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Find everything you need to get ready for your arrival and visit to East Tennessee Children’s Hospital.

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Saving Jordan's Smile

When a rare medical condition left her at risk of losing her ability to smile, Joe Peeden, M.D., from Children's Hospital set out to make sure she would be smiling bigger than ever before.

Jordan's mother, Sheri, cites Dr. Peeden as the difference in Jordan's life. "I can't imagine going through this without someone you trust like I trust Dr. Peeden. How wonderful to have that in our backyard," she said.

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Taylor Benson: Living With Leukemia

Taylor was diagnosed with leukemia in June 2010 when he was 3 years old. He immediately started chemo and is now in remission.

"We have to come to the Emergency Department every time he has a fever; we've been here on Christmas," Taylor's mom said. "The nurses remember us. They know his sensitivities and know him."

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Calling All Angels: Indianna's Story

When 14-year-old Indianna Graves recalls her time at East Tennessee Children's Hospital, she doesn't focus on missing three weeks of summer vacation or multiple blood and platelet transfusions. Instead, she remembers the people.

"Everyone here is bursting with joy," the Maryville Junior High School student said. "They are so willing to help you. They saved my life."

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Battling Sickle Cell: Bryan's Story

Bryan is battling sickle-cell disease but that hasn't stopped him from bouncing around like a ball of energy with a huge smile on his face.

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Living With Juvenile Diabetes: Clayton's Story

Clayton Ailshie has been living with Juvenile Diabetes since the age of 5, but with help from the doctors and nurses at Children's Hospital, Clayton has been able to live an active, fun life.

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Averi Ramsey: Cancer Survivor

For two years, Averi wasn't able to participate in sports or play outside, but now, the adventurous girl is back in action.

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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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