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CornerStone Vol. 26, No.1, Spring/Summer 2016
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A Second Miracle for Allison
Revolutionary Heart Procedure Provides New Treatment for Sufferers of Aortic Valve Stenosis
WATCHMAN: A New Treatment Option for Patients with Atrial Fibrillation
Lifesaving Procedure and Wedding Bells for Patient with Rare Heart Condition
New, State-of-the-Art Trauma Center Opens
Committed to the Fight against Obesity
Empowered to Educate: Women with Heart Disease Fight Back
American Heart Association Awards Grant-in-Aid to Winthrop Researchers
Diabetes Prevention Program: Motivating Local Residents to Change Their Lives
24th Annual Gala Raises More than $1,000,000
Celebrating Service and Philanthropy: Special Room Dedication Held for Esteemed Physician
Getting into the Spirit at Winthrop’s Cancer Center for Kids
Annual Golf Outing Benefits the CCFK
Bo Jackson Brings Special Memories
Gregg’s Wings Foundation Continues Support
CCFK Patients Rock at Seventh Annual Rock2Beat Pediatric Cancer
Local Kiwanis Club Continues Longtime Support
CCFK Crosses the Finish Line
A Cause to Celebrate Raises Nearly $115,000 for Child Life Program
Good for the Brain: Unique Art Expressions Group Brings Patients and Caregivers Together
A Family Tradition of Philanthropy
Unique Toilet Training Program Helps Youngsters ‘Go’
New Mural Brightens Walls and Lifts Spirits
New Chiropractic Collaboration Provides Coordinated Care for Patients
Winthrop Nurses Earn Prestigious Magnet Recognition
New Member Elected to Winthrop’s Board of Directors
New Electronic Medical Record Set to Go Live This Summer
Raising the Bar for Care with National Recognitions
Yuletide Ball Raises $207,000 for Child Life Program
A Bite of Hope for Pediatric Diabetes Patients
Celebrating a 23-Year Partnership
Amanda Styles Cirelli Foundation Supports Winthrop’s Cancer Center for Kids
Floreine J. Winthrop’s Memory Honored with Tranquil Garden
Senator Martins Spreads Cheer Among Young Patients
Preventing Heat-Related Illness
Winthrop Researchers Advocate for 9/11 First Responders Suffering from Debilitating Neurological Condition
A Special Evening of Tasting and Giving Supports Pediatric Patients
 

Bo Jackson Brings Special Memories





Patients at Winthrop’s Cancer Center for Kids (CCFK) and their families had a special visitor recently when super athlete Bo Jackson, former baseball and football player, stopped by to play with the kids, autograph baseball and football cards, and deliver gift bags full of toys. Bo was on his way to the Gregg’s Wings Golf Outing, an event hosted by the Kienke family which benefits the CCFK .

During his visit, a new mural was unveiled, depicting Bo’s first post- surgery at bat for the Chicago White Sox, where he delivered a home run.

Bo had made a promise to his late mother that he would hit a home run for her on his return to baseball—a promise he fulfilled that day. The inspiring mural, by Chicago artist Tom Rocco, hangs in the Center for all visitors see. The vibrant mural also features cartoon characters and members of the Kienke family – and now an autograph by Bo himself, who signed the mural that day.

“This special morning brought lots of smiles and laughter to both families and staff alike,” said Ashley Carlo, Manager at Winthrop’s CCFK. “We are so grateful to Bo Jackson, and to the Kienke family for connecting us and providing these special memories for our patients.”

Young patients had the opportunity to meet and take pictures with Bo, and dove into their gift bags. They also participated in an impromptu silly string fight, with Bo and Mark Weinblatt, MD, Chief of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Winthrop and Director of the CCFK, as their targets, bringing laughter all around.