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The Handiwork of Anna's 'Aunt Chrissy' is Helping Hundreds of Kids Live with Diabetes.

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Anna Hooper has type 1 diabetes. Her Aunt Chrissy's handiwork is helping her and many kids just like her enjoy an active lifestyle.

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A view of the room that the Donna Crandall Foundation renovated to provide a comfortable setting for CF patients.

Providing A Haven for CF Patients

The Donna M. Crandall Foundation was established in 2000 in memory of Donna Crandall, who lost a 41 year battle with cystic fibrosis (CF) in 2000. In her honor, the Foundation has raised nearly $2 million, all of which has gone to support thousands of Albany Medical Center patients living with CF.

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Sharing the Spirit of Halloween Year Round

Each year at Halloween time, Spirit Halloween stores bring the season to the Children's Hospital at Albany Med. As part of a huge party, dozens of costumes are provided for the children.  Volunteers help with decorations, crafts and games all to create a fun and festive atmosphere.

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Dr. Joanne Porter (r.) with patient Jordan Glover at the 2013 St. Baldrick's Day celebration.

Staff Shares Kinship with Kids with Cancer

On Sunday, March 16, Albany Med pediatric doctors, Matthew DiCaprio, MD, Jennifer Pearce, MD and Joanne Porter, MD, along with nurses, parents and past patients plan to shave their heads as part of a March 16 St. Baldrick’s Foundation fundraiser ...

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Grateful Family Tees Up Support for Children's Hospital at Albany Med

What started as a grateful mom and dad looking for a way to give back has turned into eight seasons of fun on the golf course and more than $150,000 in support for the Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center.

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Pat Hedgeman wraps presents at the holiday store she development in honor of her granddaughter, Rosie.

Melodies Center Patients Shop at 'Grandma Pat's' Store

For a moment 12-year-old Zach Swart forgot he was battling leukemia. Instead, he was focused on holiday shopping — right at the Melodies Center at Albany Med.

“This is for my mom,” he said happily as he carried the Christmas gift down the hall. He had been “shopping” at a special holiday store that brims with gifts each year.

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Kevin Roberts, MD, '77

Support That Helps Others Grow and Succeed

Kevin Roberts, MD, ’77, has always believed in the mission, vision and values of Albany Medical Center. In fact, the Department of Anesthesiology chairman’s belief is so deep that he supports those goals with his own funds.

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David A. Clark, MD, head of the Children's Hospital at Albany Med with donor Emily Fredericks.

Young Donor Listens, Then Helps

When Jamie Bocketti talked about the kids she saw while working in the Pediatrics Department at Albany Medical Center, her then 6-year-old daughter Emily listened.

Emily's subsequent curiosity led her to twice donate her hair to “Locks of Love,” but she wanted to do something for the kids where her mom worked.

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Saratoga Central Catholic Students Reach out to Community

Raising money to help the Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center became personal for Saratoga Central Catholic School senior Ella Gurney.

“Two years ago, my 13-year-old brother spent a couple of weeks at the Children’s Hospital,” she said.

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