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DearFriends,
 Astheyearcomestoaclose,Iamremindedthatourtriumphscontinually
outweighourchallenges.ThisyearwasnoexceptionasChildren’sHospital
ofMichigancelebrates120yearsofservice.We’veexperiencedgrowthand
progresswiththeimplementationofElectronicMedicalRecords(EMR),which
streamlinesprocessesandimprovespatientcare.Wealsodevelopedoneof
thefewpediatricgenebanksinthenationandarerapidlymakingprogress
inamultitudeofotherresearchareas.
 Children’sHospitalofMichiganmadeeffortstomakethehospitalmore
invitingforpatientsandfamilies.Cosmeticimprovementsweremadetothe
waitingareainthehematology/oncologydepartment,thewalkwayfromthe
parkingstructuretothehospital,andalobbyrenovationandnewflooring
projectswerecompletedonthefirstfloor.Plansarealsounderwaytoprovide
aplaceofserenityforvisitorswithanewhealinggardenontheBrushMall
in2007,andexpandourservicesintoMacombCountytoreachevenmore
childrenwhoneedexpertcare.Theseprojectswouldnotbepossiblewithout
thesupportofourdonors.
 ThisissueofAboutChildren’sisfilledwithexamplesofhowChildren’s
HospitalofMichigancontinuestobeavaluableresourceforchildrenandfamiliesthroughoutsoutheastMichigan
andbeyond.Ioftenreflectonsuccessstorieslike7year-oldMatthewSlattery,whosequalityoflifecontinuesto
improvethankstoourdedicatedrehabilitationteam;orLaineDecker,whoisnowahappy,rambunctioustoddler
thankstoearlydetectionandinterventionfromspecialistsinourmetabolicclinic.Iamveryproudofthework
thatwedoandthankfultobepartofChildren’sHospitalofMichigan,whereallweknowandeverythingwedois
justforthem.
 Iamespeciallygratefultoyouandothermembersofourextendedfamilywhoconsistentlysupportour
programswithfinancialcontributionsanddonationsofgifts,toysandclothing.Ioftensaythatourvolunteersand
donorsplayanintegralpartinenhancingtheservicesweprovidetopatientsandfamilies.Thankyouforallthat
youdoinsupportofChildren’sHospitalofMichigan.
 Haveapeaceful,healthyholidayseasonandaHappyNewYear.
                                              Sincerely,



                                                 HermanB.Gray,M.D.,M.B.A.
                                                 President,Children’sHospitalofMichigan




                 Happy Birthday Children’s Hospital of Michigan!
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   7-year-old Matthew Slattery                                                           Childrens’HolidayProgram
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                                 General Hospital Information:(313)745-KIDS(5437)
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                            Children’s Revamped
                            Surgical Waiting Room
                            a Gift from the Boll Family
                                                                                        BY MARTI BENEDETTI
                                          ohn and Marlene Boll know what it’s like to wait for hours in a
                                          surgical waiting room while a loved one is undergoing surgery.
                                          Their 11-year-old grandson, J.T., has had 15 surgeries to correct
                            a variety of health problems.
                               Several of those surgeries were performed at Children’s Hospital of
                            Michigan, which is what planted the desire for them to help other families
                            served by the hospital. The Boll family has agreed to make a significant gift
                            to assist in renovating the surgical reception space at Children’s. The upgrades
                            will make the area a more comfortable and pleasant place for families and their
                            children to wait.
                               They also are designating a portion of their gift to create a space in the
                            Detroit Medical Center for a Make-A-Wish Foundation office. The closest
                            Make-A-Wish office now is in Ann Arbor.
                               “The office will help facilitate interaction between Make-A-Wish and
                            the families served by Children’s Hospital of Michigan,” says Jodi Wong, a
                            Children’s Hospital personal giving officer.
                               This generous gift to Children’s Hospital is just one example of the vast
    Marlene and John Boll   number of ways the Bolls give to others. The Grosse Pointe couple’s giving
                                                                       spans from Michigan to Colorado
                                                                       to Florida. During the last 20 years,
                                                                       they have contributed more than $30
                                                                       million and their compassion for
                                                                       others is evident in everything they do.
                                                                           “My parents are involved in up
                                                                       to 150 groups,” explains Kristine
                                                                       Mestdagh, the couple’s daughter,
                                                                       J.T.’s mother, and executive
                                                                       director of the John A. and
                                                                       Marlene L. Boll Foundation. The
                                                                       Bolls also have another daughter,
                                                                       a son and nine grandchildren.
                                                                           The couple will tell you they have
                                                                       been blessed with much good fortune
                                                                       and want to help as many people as
                                                                       they can. Yet there is a common
                                                                       thread through much of their giving:
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It typically goes to non-denominational, Christ-centered organizations, churches, health
institutions, missionaries and schools. They also support other organizations they feel better
the community.
    “Our family is giving to Children’s to support a tremendous resource in the community
that helps children,” Mestdagh says. Children’s serves more than 200,000 patients and families
each year.
    J.T., whose nickname is Jester, is the inspiration for the theme of the revamped surgical
waiting room. The room will likely have a court jester motif, complete with colorful,
smiling jesters.
    “Our foundation gets about 30 requests per week,” Mestdagh says, adding it is her job to
narrow down the choices before presenting them to her parents. “People think it is easy to
give away money, but a lot of prayer and thought goes into it.”
    The Bolls married in 1954 after John was in the U.S. Army and
Marlene was a dancer and a member of the Radio City Music Hall
Rockettes in New York City. He started Lakeview Construction Co.
on the east side of Detroit and in 1964, co-founded Chateau Estates,
a developer of manufactured home communities. Over time, the company
developed home sites for more than 20,000 families in Michigan and Florida. In 1993, Chateau
Estates went public and became Chateau Properties Inc., a Real Estate Investment Trust listed on
the New York Stock Exchange.
    A few years later, Chateau merged and became Chateau Communities, the largest owner
of manufactured home communities in the country. The multi-billion dollar company has a
portfolio that consists of 240 communities in 36 states and John served as chairman of the board
of Chateau Communities. In 2003, the company was sold to the State of Washington Pension
Fund under the name Hometown America Communities, which operates the portfolio. John
retired three years ago.
    In keeping with their support of Christian organizations and their dedication to the
community, the Bolls contributed funds to help build the new state-of-the-art Boll Family
YMCA (formerly the Downtown Family YMCA) in downtown Detroit.
    Marlene’s strong love for culture and the arts has led her to support various operas,
symphonies and other music programs around the country.
    Among the Bolls other philanthropic causes are cancer research, hunger programs, and
education, to name a few. Their generosity has not gone unnoticed. In 2004, they received
the Max M. Fisher Award for Outstanding Philanthropists from the Greater Detroit Chapter
of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
    Mestdagh called her parents “prayer warriors. They feel God has a path for them.”
    And, thanks to their generosity at Children’s and around the world, the paths for many
other families will be a little smoother.
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                 Gene Bank Gives Elite
                 Research Status to Children’s
                                                                              BY MARTI BENEDETTI

                               very facet of health – even how long people live – is controlled by
                               a combination of their genetic makeup and their environment.
                               With that in mind, Children’s Hospital of Michigan started a gene
                 bank to further explore the role genetics plays in children’s health.
                     Children’s is the second children’s hospital in the nation to have such a bank.
                     “Our target is to know more about genes to be able to treat children more
                 effectively,” says Ahm (Mahbubul) Huq, M.D. who is the principal investiga-
                 tor of the Children’s gene bank and associate professor of pediatrics and
                 neurology. He is working along with Virginia Delaney-Black, M.D., assistant
                 director of the Children’s Research Center of Michigan, and the scientific
                 advisory group, comprised of doctors, Wayne State University faculty and
                 basic scientists.
                     The bank is a repository of genetic material such as blood, tissue and
                 DNA, and it also stores unique information about the patients and their
                 families who consent to participate in the bank.
                     Children’s is collaborating with Asterand, a human tissue company
                 headquartered in Detroit. The company is storing and archiving the tissue
                 and information gathered by Huq and his team and helping pay for a
                 portion of the costs.
    Quinton, 4       “Say we are exploring a child with epilepsy or autism, we explain to the
                 family why we want to collect blood or tissue. Parents are asked to sign a con-
                 sent form, and often children are asked verbally if they want to participate,”
                 Huq says. “In the future, this information will be valuable for the family.”
                     The gene bank was started early this year after Huq and others on the team
                 applied for funding. Money for the gene bank came from the Festival of
                 Trees Evergreen Endowment, which provides financial support for pediatric
                 research. The festival is an annual event for Children’s Hospital of Michigan
                 and has raised more than $10 million since its inception in 1985.
                          Children’s Hospital research committee member Rosanne Gjostein
                 of Dearborn is a member of the Festival of Trees board. She said that last year
                   the board decided to support the gene bank with money raised from Festival
                      of Trees activities.
                               The festival this year was Nov. 22 to Dec. 3 at Compuware
                            Headquarters in downtown Detroit. It consisted of a public display
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of professionally designed holiday trees, handmade wall hangings, individually designed wreaths
and centerpieces, a gift shop and photos with Santa.
   “When we learned about the gene bank, we found it to be very exciting,” Gjostein said.
“Many of children’s most devastating disorders, including asthma, heart disease, cancer, diabetes
and epilepsy, are genetic-based health problems. We knew that our supporting the gene bank at
Children’s Hospital would help a lot of children.”
   The goal of the research is to find the genetic factors of pediatric
health and disease and determine how they respond to lifestyle and
treatment. Biomaterial including DNA, tissue and clinical and
family data from both healthy and diseased children will be
collected and archived. The bank also allows research into
genetic and non-genetic factors of health and disease across
ethnic and racial groups.
   Huq says the bank will help them better understand
a person’s response to medication and treatment. Often,
doctors try a variety of medications and treatment to help
children with problems such as seizures. What works on
one child often does not work on another. For some children,
a medication may be toxic or a lower dose is needed. The
information gathered in the gene bank can be used to help
another child or family member with similar DNA.
   “We need more participants to make it helpful to
patients,” Huq says. “And it will be five years or so before
the information in the gene bank will be useful to
specific patients and their families.”
   “We can get unique information about the
individuals who participate,” Huq says. “And we
can use this information to better predict what will
happen to this patient in the future. It is all part
of personalized medicine.”




                            Ahm (Mahbubul) Huq, M.D.
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                                          Early Detection and Treatment
                                          Saves Young Girl’s Life
                                                                                                     BY MICHAEl HoDgES

                                                       aine Decker was six days old when her parents, Jennifer and
                                                       Jeffrey, got the phone call you never want to get.
                                                            Their pediatrician in Battle Creek said she needed to see
                                          Laine – immediately.
                                              Tests taken at birth showed possible abnormalities. Could Jeffrey and
                                          Jennifer bring her in right away?
                                              “We were terrified,” says Jennifer, “especially given that when I asked
                                          our pediatrician whether Laine could die from this, she had no answer,
                                          because she’d never heard of the condition.”
                                              The condition is Very Long-Chain Acyl-CoA Dehydrogenase
                                          Deficiency, or VLCADD, an extremely rare metabolic disorder where
                                          the body cannot break down fatty acids because of a missing, or malfunc-
    laine Decker is a happy toddler       tioning, enzyme.
    thanks to early detection of a rare       Although their doctor said she was pretty sure this was a false positive,
    metabolic disorder.                   the Deckers were told in no uncertain terms to get to Children’s Hospital
                                                            of Michigan, the only state-designated medical institution
                                                            in Michigan with a follow-up and treatment program for
                                                            infants born with a positive newborn screen indicative of
                                                            an inborn error of metabolism.
                                                                Praying that it was all just an awful mistake, Jennifer,
                                                            Jeffrey and Laine made the two-hour drive to Detroit for
                                                            further tests. Given the circumstances, it was a drive that
                                                            seemed to have no end.
                                                                And the truth is — Jennifer had a premonition.
                                                                “Maybe it was just typical mother’s worry,” she says,
                                                            “but from the day we brought her home, I kept asking
                                                            my husband whether everything was okay with Laine.
                                                            Something just didn’t seem right.”
                                                                “While we waited for test results, we had to treat Laine
                                                            like she had VLCADD,” says Jennifer. Not having any
                                                            answers just made me feel like I couldn’t relax at all.”
                                                                The final diagnosis? Laine has a “mild” form of the
                                                            deficiency, caused by a recessive gene, that is unlikely to
                                                            cause any major medical problems in Laine.
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                                                                  ‘‘ Our experience has been
                                                                     awesome.The staff is incredibly
                                                                     supportive and caring. That’s
                                                                     part of why we feel so grateful. ’’
                                                                                             Jennifer Decker

     VLCADD is one of 48 conditions that Michigan tests all newborns for within
36 hours of birth. The test has the potential to save lives.
     The consequences of not identifying VLCADD can be dire. Children with
VLCADD might toddle along just fine — until a cold or flu keeps them from
eating. Unable to break down fats while “fasting,” children with VLCADD end up
with hypoglycemia, breathing problems, seizure, coma and possible death,” says
Jennifer, who’s a nurse.
     When a child with VLCADD stops eating, they have to be hospitalized so a
dextrose-rich fluid can be pumped into them. Laine’s been relatively fortunate. At
14 months now, she’s only had to be hospitalized once in Battle Creek because of
an intestinal flu.
     Jennifer estimates the family has made five trips over the past year to Children’s,
but that doesn’t count calls to check on lab results and get advice.
     Staff at Children’s metabolic disorders clinic, says Jennifer, have been remarkable.
     “Our experience has been awesome,” she says. “The staff is incredibly supportive
and caring. That’s part of why we feel so grateful.”
     In particular, she says, certified genetic counselor Peggy Rush has been a lifeline –
a calm, reassuring voice that Jennifer can always rely on to calm her down.
     “She’s just gone above and beyond,” Jennifer says, “in helping us learn about
Laine’s condition. I don’t know what to say. We’ve written letters to the hospital CEO
letting him know about her professionalism and patience.”
     Because of their positive experience with Children’s, the Deckers are launching
a fundraiser to raise money for research on VLCADD, which they will donate to
Children’s Hospital. Already, she says, the family has sent out 150 letters to friends
and relatives who are concerned about their little girl, asking that they consider a
contribution.
     Still, the reality is you wouldn’t suspect a thing if you met Laine, a feisty little
girl with blue eyes and strawberry-blonde hair who loves scribbling with chalk on
the sidewalk, and tormenting her older sister, Paige, who’s 5, by stealing her Barbie.
     “Laine will always have to be hospitalized as a precaution anytime she can’t eat,”
says Jennifer. “But, we’re doing well. I think it took a good year to come to grips with
having a chronic issue.”
     In virtually every other respect, Laine is just your typical little bundle of energy.
“We’re lucky,” Jennifer says. “Laine has a pretty normal life. We know we’re blessed.”
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                             Mohammad El-Baba, M.D. Comes Home
                             to Children’s as Department Chief
                                                                                                BY MARCY HAYES
                                            ou don’t just load up a U-Haul and hit the road when you move from
                                            Detroit to Qatar – or from Qatar to Detroit. But Mohammad
                                            El-Baba, M.D. has made both legs of that round-trip since 2004.
                                  Now, as the new gastroenterology division chief for Children’s Hospital of
                             Michigan, he’s delighted to be back. He’ll even tell you that he expected to be
                             here again, if not quite so soon.
                                  After all, when El-Baba left Children’s in 2004 for Hamad General Hospital
                             in Qatar, he’d spent all but three years of his medical career at Children’s. So
                             it’s like coming home… the long way.
                                  Growing up in Jordan, El-Baba knew he would become a doctor. A top
                             student, he says he enjoyed and excelled in his biology classes and was never
                             squeamish about the sorts of things that send some would-be physicians off
                             to law school instead. Beyond that, he was always riveted to medical shows
                             on television.
                                  In Jordan, medical students attend school for six years. It was in the last
                             two years of his studies that El-Baba decided on pediatrics as his specialty.
    Mohammad El-Baba, M.D.   “It is very rewarding to be able to help a child,” he says. “Children are very
                                                     honest. Nothing is hidden. They are very straightforward.
                                                     Sometimes adults have trickier issues and that makes it
                                                     more difficult to help them.”
                                                          After earning his degree from the Faculty of Medicine at
                                                     the University of Jordan, El-Baba applied for training in the
                                                     United States. Despite the differences and distance between
                                                     the two countries, it seemed the logical thing to do.
                                                          “The States provided the most advanced
                                                     training,” explains El-Baba. “Everyone wants to do their
                                                     training in America.” He applied to a number of hospitals
                                                     across the country and was pleased to be selected by his
                                                     first choice, Children’s Hospital of Michigan.
                                                          El-Baba spent three years as a pediatric resident and
                                                     then three more as a gastrointestinal fellow at Children’s.
                                                     He left for three years to go into private practice in
                                                     Knoxville, Tennessee, but returned to Children’s to join
                                                     the gastroenterology staff.
                                                          When an opportunity to be the division chief at
                                                     Hamad Medical Corporation (Hamad General Hospital)
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in Qatar presented itself, El-Baba packed up his family – wife Sanaá and children Firas, 15;
Rami, 12; Yazan, 11 and Deema, 3 – and moved across the globe. He was excited to take
on the challenges at Hamad and to train the local physicians in gastroenterology.
    “Hamad is a very good hospital,” El-Baba says. “I knew I wouldn’t stay there forever,
but I did plan to be there for longer than I was.”
    Opportunity knocked at El-Baba’s door again at the end of 2005, and he couldn’t help
but answer. “Children’s is like home,” he says. “I couldn’t pass it up.”
    The transition after a two-year absence wasn’t the least bit difficult, El-Baba says. He
had kept in close contact with his former colleagues, and most assumed, as he did, that
eventually he would return.
    The department has expanded greatly, handling referrals from not only across the
metropolitan area but throughout the state. In fact, the Children’s gastroenterology
department has become one of the largest and busiest in Michigan. The department
averages 150 patients each week, seeing children for everything from the more routine
endoscopies – a scoping procedure – to dealing with rare diseases. Given Children’s stature
and position as a children’s hospital, El-Baba says, his department is frequently called upon
to handle the most difficult cases.
    Now that he has unpacked, El-Baba says his goals are to improve clinical services within
the gastroenterology department while maintaining excellence in patient care. He would
also like to improve the already renowned quality of education his department provides to
fellows, residents and medical students.
    El-Baba counts two sources of inspiration on his path to becoming a doctor – his father
and his wife.
    His father, a schoolteacher, raised six children and believed all of them should have the
benefit of a higher education. “In that part of the world, at that time, there was no such
thing as bank loans for schooling,” explains El-Baba. “My father worked very hard. He
sent all of us to college.”
    El-Baba’s wife Sanaá is his other great inspiration. “During my training she was very
patient and understanding,” says El-Baba. As a resident and fellow, his erratic schedule
and heavy study load didn’t leave El-Baba a lot of time for family, or anything
else. Sanaá always encouraged him and never complained.
    As a department chief El-Baba doesn’t expect to have much spare time,
but when he does, he looks forward to spending it with his family;
enjoying his sons’ sporting events and helping with their schoolwork.
    His oldest son has expressed some interest in becoming a doctor
but El-Baba isn’t trying to push him. As for the younger sons, it’s
too early to tell. But the baby, her future was decided
by El-Baba the minute she was born.
“She’s my princess.”




                Dominic, 3
                with brother
                Matteo, 8
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     Hand-held Device Gives Youngster
     Ability to Communicate
                                                                               BY MARTI BENEDETTI
                   hand-held talking device soon will give 7-year-old Matthew Slattery what so
                  many Americans have: freedom of speech.
                    Matthew of Canton Township and a patient at Children’s Hospital of Michigan,
     Novi Rehabilitation Center, will be able to communicate what he wants to say to others
     without the speech barriers he has had since birth. A little computer, called a MiniMo, will
     speak for him and allow him to answer questions, make comments and observations, express
     emotion and excitement, play games and even order food in a restaurant.
        “Matthew knows a lot more than he can tell you,” says Janice Slattery, his mom. Matthew
     has apraxia, a speech disorder of the nervous system that affects the ability to sequence and say
     sounds, syllables and words. He also has mild dysarthria – weakness and low muscle tone of
     the lips, jaw and tongue.
        Apraxia is not due to muscular weakness or paralysis, but rather the brain’s inability to move
     the lips, jaw and tongue needed for speech. Matthew knows what he wants to say, but the brain
     does not send the correct instructions to move the body parts to create speech.
        He is in a special education program for first to third graders in the Plymouth-Canton
     School District.
        Gretchen Backer, Children’s director of rehabilitation services, explains that Matthew’s
     speech therapy now is centered on augmentative and alternative communication (AAC).




                             Pat Nizio, Matthew’s
                             speech/ language
                             pathologist teaches
                             Matthew how to use
                             the MiniMo device.
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AAC refers to different low and high-tech ways, other than speech, that are used to send a message
from one person to another.
    Augmentative communication techniques, such as facial expressions, gestures, and writing,
are used by everyone. In difficult listening situations -- noisy rooms, for example -- people tend to
augment their words with more gestures and exaggerated facial expressions. People with severe
speech or language problems must rely heavily on these techniques as well as on special augmentative
techniques that have been specifically developed for them. Some of these involve the use of specialized
gestures, sign language and even Morse code.
    Other techniques used are communication aids, such as charts, bracelets and language boards.
These aids may be in the form of pictures, drawings, letters, words, sentences, special symbols or
any combination of these. Additionally, electronic devices are available that can speak in response to
entries on a keyboard or other methods of input. Input can come from different switches that are
controlled with motions such as pushing a button, a puff of air or the wrinkle
of an eyebrow for children who lack hand control.
    Janice, along with Matthew’s father, Brian, can understand the little bit of
speech Matthew has, although it is garbled. They also communicate using
some sign language and gestures, Janice says.
    Matthew will be getting DynaVox Technologies’ MiniMo, a digitally
powered computer device that allows those with speech disorders to quickly
speak their mind. The device combines color and display screens with power-
ful communication and programming tools.
    He will be able to create messages of any length or complexity. MiniMo
provides a variety of words and sounds, and it also can record more than
100 additional minutes of custom speech.
    Not covered by insurance, the MiniMo will be paid for through a funds
raised by members of the Order of St. Ignatius at St. George Orthodox Church
in Troy. The church is a chapter of the national St. Ignatius organization.
    Neal Norgrove, a member of the group, says they do a fundraising event that benefits children
nearly every year. This year, the group hopes to raise $6,000 to $8,000. The late Phillip Ayoub
spearheaded the fundraising effort at St. George 10 years ago. Two years ago the group raised $18,000
for communication devices for patients at Children’s Hospital. “We want to give something back.
We’ve met most of the beneficiaries, and it’s very rewarding,” Norgrove says.
    Janice says Matthew has been in speech therapy since he was 18 months old. When he was 5
years old, his speech therapist felt he was not progressing. He had a lot to say, and could not say it.
Matthew was referred to Children’s speech therapist Pat Nizio about a year ago.
    Nizio is known for her exceptional ability to help children with speech problems when everyone
else has given up, Backer says.
    “I’ve worked with Pat for 16 years, and if someone has one iota of interest in communicating, she
can help them when no one else has been able to,” she adds.
    Janice is excited by the prospect of her son’s improved communication method. “He’ll be able to
order his own chicken nuggets, and he will be able to pick up a leaf and tell us ‘Mine is orange and
big.” What so many children and adults take for granted, Matthew will finally have.
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               Caring Pairing: Jackie and Graham Parker
                                                                                              BY MICHAEl HoDgES
                             he way Graham Parker, Ph.D. remembers it, he first met his future wife during a
                             Montreal hospital softball game, when he was rounding second base and thinking
                             about heading for third.
                  “This voice from the sidelines was screaming, ‘Move it! Move it!’” he recalls, “and the only
               person I could see yelling was this very cute petite lady. I couldn’t believe it was her, but it was.
               So I put my foot safely on second and took time to have a good look.”
                  Children’s Hospital of Michigan can be grateful for that softball game that brought them
               together 10 years ago. Without it, the hospital would have lost out on two professionals who
               otherwise might never have made the journey from Montreal to Detroit.
                  Jackie Parker is the site manager of the Children’s Hospital Clinical Research Center and
                the site’s Pediatric Pharmacology Research Unit. In effect, as she explains it, she’s the
                    administrator who helps investigators get clinical trials up and running, from grant
                     application to final implementation.
                               Says Graham, “She’s much more important than me.”
                               Jackie laughs. “No, I’m not.”
                               Most of the trials that Jackie oversees are connected to the Food and Drug
                      Modernization Act (FDAMA). Realizing in the 1990s that many drugs routinely prescribed
                       for children had never actually been tested on kids, FDAMA employs the carrot of patent
                          extension to encourage pharmaceutical giants to conduct such studies.
                                   For his part, Graham is a research professor in the department of pediatrics
                             whose work focuses on the effects of drug abuse on the developing child, and most
                              recently, the impact caffeine, alcohol and nicotine have on stem-cell populations.
                              “There is all this emphasis on how stem cells might cure adult health problems,
                             but let’s not forget what they’re supposed to be doing: supporting the development
                            of a healthy child.”
                                 When Jackie’s boss in Montreal – Jacob V. Aranda, M.D. a world-famous
                           clinical pharmacologist – accepted an offer to come to Children’s eight years ago,
                            he asked Jackie to come along with him. “No matter where we were, I would
                             always want to be working to help children.”
                                    Some husbands might have bridled at the thought of following their wives,
                               but not Graham.
                                    “To be honest,” he says, “the setup Dr. Aranda was creating sounded very
                                exciting, and provided a great opportunity for Jackie. With my background in
                                 pharmacology and behavioral neuroscience, I knew there were a lot of people
     Kyle, 3                     at Wayne State University working in those fields. So I said, ‘Let’s investigate
                                 and see what I can do.’”
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    Jackie was born in Trinidad & Tobago, while Graham grew up in Great Britain. They both
also carry Canadian citizenship and live across the water just outside Windsor. The two cross the
border together everyday .
    Once at Children’s, Graham’s lab is about 20 yards from Jackie’s office, so they bump into one
another regularly. But the truth is – and both are happy with this – they don’t work side by side.
    “We don’t actively avoid it,” Graham says of the working-together thing. “But it just seems
safer not to put the pressure of work and domestics together. We get asked regularly at the border
whether Jackie works for me, and we laugh heartily. That would be the death of us.”
    Still, Graham says the popular image of the researcher with his eye glued to the microscope
doesn’t entirely describe his job. “Writing grants to help fund my research is a large part of my
job,” he says.
    Leaving Montreal for Detroit meant a lifestyle change for the couple. For one thing, as Jackie
notes, Montreal is a classic Canadian big city – that is, a city of apartment dwellers. But here, they
were able to buy a home.
    Which is good, since they now have two lovely, active daughters – Katya, 8 and Rebecca, 3.
    “They’re very musical children,” Jackie says, “and gifted with their father’s quick tongue, if you
know what I mean.”
    Graham grumbles a little at the loss of Montreal’s fabled restaurants – in particular the Asian
ones – but says that in compensation, he’s worked a lot in his own kitchen, with his Indian
cuisine, in particular, reportedly making great strides.
    But if the restaurant scene on either side of the Detroit River doesn’t quite measure up to
Montreal’s exalted standards, both Jackie and Graham say that Michiganders have been a
distinct pleasure to come to know.
    “That’s absolutely genuine,” Graham says.
“I’ve dealt with Americans from the East Coast
and the West Coast, and it’s the Midwest
that rescues this country.”
    And while the two of them enjoy
keeping their work roles separate, it’s
not like they go out of their way to
avoid one another.
    A little like high-school sweet-
hearts, they make a point of
eating lunch together in the
hospital cafeteria every day.




          Jackie and
          graham Parker, Ph.D.
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     New Tax Code
     Benefits Donors                     Founder’s Grandson
          President Bush has
     signed into law the Pension
                                         Remembers Children’s
     Protection Act of 2006.This                                                                        BY kATE lAwSoN
     bill contains a two-year IRA                     n the mid 1800’s Charles A. Devendorf, M.D. had the unique idea
     charitable rollover provision                    of what he thought a children’s hospital should be.
     that allows people ages                             It was the well-known Harper Hospital physician’s opinion that
     70½ and older to exclude            children be given loving, thoughtful care as well as the finest medical attention.
     up to $100,000 from their              “Science alone is not the answer to the cure and rehabilitation of our young
     gross income for a taxable          patients,” he was quoted as saying, emphasizing the emotional needs of the
     year for direct gifts from a        small patients. “They should not feel as if they are in a medical center.” That
     traditional or Roth IRA to a        was the foundation for Children’s Free Hospital Association, which Devendorf
     qualified charity. This bill is     helped establish in 1886 and where for several years served as the head of
     only in effect for tax years        medical staff.
     2006 and 2007.                         Now as Children’s celebrates its 120th birthday, Devendorf’s legacy
          For more information           continues thanks to his grandson, William Deal, who has bequeathed a
     about IRA rollovers or other        thoughtful gift in his will to Children’s Hospital of Michigan.
     ways to include Children’s             William Deal, who lived in the small New England town of Piermont,
     Hospital of Michigan in your        New Hampshire, never married and never had any children. Still, Deal, who
     estate plans, please contact        died in October 2005 at the age of 84, was always proud of what his grandfa-
     Jodi wong at 313-745-5373.          ther began and wanted to celebrate that vision.
                                            Like his grandfather, who was a Civil War veteran, Deal served in the U.S.
                                         military and shared Devendorf’s sense of obligation to the community.
     Charles A. Devendorf, M.D.             In fact, Deal was a founding member of Piermont’s Fire Standards and
     Founder, Children’s Free Hospital   Training Emergency Medical Services and served as fire chief and police chief
                                                 over the years. He was also a lifelong trustee of the Piermont library
                                                 and an active member of the historical society and supported the Mt.
                                                 Washington Observatory as well as the Humane Society. In his spare
                                                 time he had numerous hobbies and liked to repair antique radios.
                                                     Deal’s historically significant gift will go toward ensuring that the
                                                 hospital continues to provide the very best care for children. And in
                                                 the words of his grandfather so many years ago will help “surround the
                                                 children with everything needed to make a hospital seem like home.”
                                                     The entire Children’s staff is touched by William Deal’s gift –
                                                 remembering Children’s Hospital of Michigan in tribute to his
                                                 grandfather.
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Ford SEO Division Races to Help Children’s
                                                        BY kATE lAwSoN
             or the past nine years the nearly 800 employees of Ford
             Motor Company’s Service Engineering Operations
             (SEO) get together for the Ford Pinecar Derby Race,
their annual signature fundraiser to benefit local organizations.
But this year the event, which was held in August, was particularly
meaningful to Children’s Hospital of Michigan as over $50,000 was
raised to help with the extensive and much-needed renovations for
the waiting room in the pediatric hematology/oncology department.
    “We wanted to help Children’s in whatever they needed,” says
Kimberly Palczynski, a quality assurance manager at Ford’s technical
service hotline located in Allen Park, “and this year our employees
were extremely generous.”
    “We have a one-day event, which is the actual Pinecar Derby and
Vehicle Enthusiast Show and then we provide an online auction,” explains Palczynski who            l-R Earl, Matthew,
co-chaired the event along with Stacy Balzer, the hotline’s operations manager. “It’s like the     Christopher & Christine
Woodward Dream Cruise; employees bring their special cars and trucks, we have lunch and            green spent the day
a bake sale and different car challenges. Typically, we raise about $20,000 on derby day but       enjoying the derby race.
this year we shot to $45,000. Whoa! I never in a million years expected that!”
    Matt Green, an 11-year-old patient at Children’s helped play a major role in the event
as a co-host. “I know he had to have a treatment that morning but he was there with
his family and even raced in the derby,” Palczynski says describing the excitement
as small wooden cars race on a wooden track. “His car even beat out the car of
Jack Rousch, owner of Rousch Racing, who served as a grand marshal.”
    The pediatric hematology/oncology department is one of the busiest
waiting rooms in Children’s, accommodating more than 7,000 visits each year. In
fact, many of the patients and their families visit the clinic multiple times a week while
undergoing lengthy treatment that can go on for months or even years.
    “The impact that a child’s illness and hospitalization can have on a family is significant,”
says Palczynski. “We wanted to help provide a warm, inviting and fun area for them.”
    Palczynski used an effective marketing tool, taking the before pictures of the old
waiting room, which has had only minor improvement since 1990,“so people
could actually see where their money was going.”
    Thanks to the heartfelt generosity of the SEO employees, enough money was
raised to include entertainment features such as TVs, DVD players and Touch 2
Play game systems, add more seating and re-upholster existing furniture, and
offer games and toys that appeal to a variety of ages.
    “I was there in the waiting room when some of these items were delivered
and I could see their surprise and happiness,” says Palczyniski who also
credits the derby and online auction’s success to the great support from all the
suppliers. “It was such a rewarding experience. There is nothing like it.”

                                                                     Natalie, 1
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                                         Children’s Celebrates
                                         120 Years of Caring for Kids
                                                                                                     BY MICHAEl HoDgES
                                                      hey don’t come much cuter than Maya Davis, 2, with her four
                                                      curly top knots and a yellow barrette.
                                                        On this particular Saturday morning, Maya’s father is pulling
                                         her in a red wagon around the Children’s Hospital of Michigan courtyard,
                                         where patients, staff and visitors are throwing a party to celebrate the hospital’s
                                         120th birthday.
                                            Maya’s father, David Davis, explains that his little girl has sickle-cell anemia,
                                         and trips to the hospital are inevitable – and frequent.
                                            “Everything’s going well,” says the Detroit resident. “We’re just trying to get
                                         her fever down. But the staff on the sixth floor,” he adds, shaking his head and
                                         smiling, “is just excellent, both nurses and doctors.”
                                            Maya doesn’t say a word. She just ponders the festivities swirling around her
                                         with serious brown eyes.
                                            From its beginnings 120 years ago, Children’s Hospital has grown into a
                                         towering institution with 300 pediatric physicians and 500 pediatric nurses – a
     Employee Hattie Bradley-Jeter       children’s hospital ranked in 2005 by U.S.News & World Report as one of the
     enjoys Family Fun Day with her      nation’s most outstanding.
     grandchildren. From left to right      Hard to believe these days that when the “Children’s Free Hospital
     are Daniella, 7; Dé Yauna, 7;       Association” got its first building all to itself in 1896 – underwritten by the
     and Armond, 6.                                 beverage giant, Hiram Walker – it cost all of $125,000 for land
                                                    and construction.
                                                        But back to Saturday’s celebration.
                                                        It’s a rocking affair, combining both birthday bash and the
                                                    hospital’s Family Fun Day for employees and their kids. Patients
                                                    in green hospital gowns line up with children in t-shirts and jeans
                                                    to inspect the inside of a real-life ambulance, fire engine, and
                                                    police car. There’s even a fearsome-looking Detroit Police armored
                                                    personnel carrier, where an excited boy’s face suddenly pops up
                                                    through the cockpit.
                                                        Nearby, Tony the Tiger and a polar bear stroll the grounds,
                                                    while a six-foot-tall lady bug ambles by doing his Queen Elizabeth
                                                    wave to the crowds.
                                                        “Have you seen the cake?” asks Herman Gray, M.D., president
                                                    of Children’s Hospital of Michigan dressed this morning in t-shirt,
                                                    jeans and a Detroit Tigers baseball cap.
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   And indeed, the chocolate cake with vanilla icing was well worth a look, constructed of
22 sheet cakes assembled by a team of volunteers who arrived at 5:30 that morning.
   Of the anniversary itself, he says, “It’s just fantastic. I was in the cafeteria looking at
the historical timeline we have laid out, and at some of the doctors and nurses who’ve
passed through. I’m humbled to be following them.”
   In today’s punishing medical environment, it’s reassuring to those who love the
hospital to hear Gray point out that Children’s – despite the larger financial issues
that have dogged the health care industry – has done very well thanks to payments,
grants and donations. “Philanthropy plays a large part in ensuring the success
and longevity of Children’s Hospital,” said Gray.
   This, of course, is of little interest to the kids bouncing on the
inflated Moon Walk, or those watching – jaws almost resting on
collar bones – as officers from the Detroit Police Special Response
Team rappel down the sides of the CHM parking structure.
One even descends upside down.
   Diane Schuler of Dearborn, who’s worked at Children’s as
a registered nurse since 1965, surveys the 120 years with pride,
and argues that CHM brings a particular spirit to its medical
care that sets it apart.
   “This is a place where every child is accepted,” she says,
“and respected for who they are.”
   That view is endorsed by Courtney Hillyard, the manager of
Child Life Services – the group that advocates for and meets the
emotional demands of children while they’re in the hospital.
   “I just think it’s phenomenal that this organization not only
values treating the physical needs of children, but also their
emotional and social needs,” she says.
   Such concerns are of no importance to leukemia patient
Carlie Bowen, in line for the Home Run Derby golfball toss
with hopes of winning a stuffed animal.
   Carlie, 4, was diagnosed April 10, explains her grandmother,
Barbara Schock of Ypsilanti, and is at the hospital this weekend
for a three-day stint of chemotherapy.
   “I know my granddaughter must be crazy,” Schock says,
“because she just loves coming to the hospital. She loves her
                                                                                                 Jordan, 4
nurse and doctor. I’ve got the scrapbook to prove it.”
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     Garden Fresh Gourmet
     Serves up Heartfelt Support
                                                                    BY kATE lAwSoN
                   s a cancer survivor, Dave Zilko has a special place in his heart for
                   all cancer patients. Diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
                   more than six years ago, after a few weeks of radiation therapy, the
     father of two remains cancer free.
         “I’m one of the lucky ones, I was only grazed by the cancer bullet,” says
     Zilko, who is partner with Jack Aronson of Garden Fresh Gourmet, maker of
     the award-winning Garden Fresh Salsa and tortilla chips.
         But Zilko recalls a young man who was not as lucky, Justin Hermanson,
     who lost his battle with brain cancer in 2004. It’s Justin’s story that has
     prompted Zilko and Aronson to donate a portion of the proceeds of the com-
     pany’s salsa sales to Children’s Hospital of Michigan and to become the major
     supporter of a healing garden to be built on the hospital grounds.
         “Justin was a cousin of one of Jack’s employees at the plant,” says Zilko
     recalling the story. “He was always telling Jack how much his young cousin
     liked machinery so Jack offered to give him a tour of Garden Fresh and see the
     operation. Justin had a good time and after that we became very close to him
     and his family.”
         In fact, Aronson was so moved by Justin’s plight that he began contributing
     a portion of the sales from his tortilla chips to Children’s.
         “We were donating money but we wanted to do something more,” says
     Zilko.
         So, earlier this year, Lynn Moore, major gifts officer at Children’s, gave
     Zilko and Aronson a tour of the hospital. “They asked us for a wish list
     and we talked about how important it was to have a special place for families
     and children to go for a respite,” says Moore. “That’s when we discussed the
     healing garden.”
         “Research studies have shown that having a quiet place to reflect is
     important for recovery,” said Herman Gray, M.D., president of Children’s
     Hospital of Michigan. “When kids are in the hospital, they don’t get to go
     outside, stick their feet in the grass or watch a bug on a tree. We wanted to
     be able to provide a real escape from the reality of what happens inside. We
     are tremendously grateful to Garden Fresh for supporting this effort.”
         “When Children’s suggested the healing garden we knew it was the right
       fit,” Zilko says. “This garden is so important for Children’s. They’re one of




               Kailee, 5
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the only top pediatric hospitals in the country without a healing
garden. We wanted to change that.”
   Indeed, they have by donating a portion of the salsa sales
at all Costco stores and putting the Children’s Hospital of
Michigan logo on all their salsa and chips products to increase
awareness for the hospital.
   It’s Zilko and Aronson’s hope that other Michigan-based
companies will follow suit in this important initiative to help
the patients and families at Children’s.
   “Maybe we can even get branding for Children’s,” says Zilko.
“Anything we can do to increase the visibility for Children’s is
what we want.”
   Moore says she is so impressed with what Garden Fresh is
doing. “In our business we have to go out and find the money
to fund projects,” she says. “It’s rare that a business will come   l-R Jack Baker, M.D., Trevor Aronson (Jack’s son)
to us. They have been awesome, they are so generous and so          and Herman gray, M.D. break ground on the
humble. They just want to help.”                                    healing garden.
   Garden Fresh Gourmet is in the
esteemed company of other Michigan-
based firms, Albert Kahn Associates,
Inc., which is designing the garden
and Pewabic Pottery, which will create
beautiful tiles especially for this project,
incorporating patients’ hand prints
as a permanent monument. Ground
was broken for the 20,000 square
foot garden in September and it will
officially open in 2007.
   “Our goal is for other hospitals to
say ‘Wow!’ and for other companies
to get on board,” says Zilko. “As far
as I’m concerned you can never have
too much awareness.”
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                                     Kids Helping Kids


                               Teenager Chooses Children’s Hospital
                               of Michigan for Bat Mitzvah Project
                                                                                            BY MARCY HAYES
                                              ordyn Kay has always found her own way, taken her own path.
                                              In her fourth year of competitive dance she is full of energy, thrives
                                              on creativity and lives a life her mother Amy admits is a pretty
                               terrific one. And at only 13, Jordyn has the perspective to recognize her good
                               fortune.
                                   When the requirements of Jordyn’s bat mitzvah called for her to do a
                               special good deed or kindness for another, Jordyn decided to help the patients
                               at Children’s Hospital of Michigan. Jordyn had no experience with Children’s;
                               she had simply heard that the hospital worked with the sickest children, and
                               if those were the children with the greatest need, those were the ones she
                               wanted to help.
                                   Amy Kay says she wasn’t remotely surprised when her daughter revealed
                               her plan to make 20 no-sew pillows for patients at Children’s. The fact that
                               Jordyn’s project was unique among her friends and devoured more time and
     Jordan kay, 13, created   space than anyone else’s is “100 percent Jordyn.”
     pillows for patients
                                   “She’s very empathetic,” Amy says. While she’s never been sick, she realized
     at Children’s
     Hospital.                      the need that ailing children have for something soothing: “Jordyn still has
                                       her baby blanket.”
                                                An 8th grader at Hillel Day School in Farmington Hills, Jordyn
                                          enjoys anything theatrical – not just dancing, but also singing and
                                           acting. Maybe, she says, she’ll make her living that way. Or maybe
                                           she’ll become a manager, which is less glamorous but also interests
                                           her. She hopes to sort it all out while attending Stanford University.
                                                For her bat mitzvah, Jordyn made 10 no-sew pillows for girls
                                            and 10 for boys, a process that involves twisting and braiding
                                            instead of stitching. Amy says she was thrilled to see the evidence of
                                            her daughter’s imagination and persistence, and didn’t even mind
                                             the months her family room was covered in mounds of fleece.
                                                   “I just wanted to make someone feel better,” explains Jordyn.
                                               “I’m pretty happy, and I wanted to do something really personal.
                                               I thought making the pillows was a good idea.”
                                                         The patients who receive Jordyn’s pillows may never
                                                    know the story behind them, but she says that’s okay. All
                                                       they need to know is that they’re a bit more comfortable.
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New Campaign
Touts Children’s
Superior Service Is – Just For Them
             very thing we do, everything we say, the reason we exist is to take care of kids.
             This is the most important message of the new marketing campaign recently
             launched by Children’s Hospital of Michigan.
    The campaign includes radio advertisements telling real stories of patients and their
families and the remarkable treatment provided to these kids by Children’s pediatric
medical and surgical specialists. It primarily targets moms as health care decision
makers for the family and also includes network and cable television, outdoor and
print advertising, special programming and event sponsorships.
    Lori Mouton, Children’s corporate director of integrated
marketing, points out that “We are the first hospital in
Michigan created exclusively for children, with 120 years
of expertise. While most hospitals see a few dozen kids a
week, our doctors treat hundreds.”
    The new campaign reinforces the idea that care in a
children’s hospital – the one with the most experience in
the state – is clearly different than having your child treated
anywhere else. “We are here just for children, ‘just for them’
which is the theme line of the new campaign.” As Mouton
puts it, at Children’s, every doctor specializes in children
and most every patient is a child. When it comes to
care for your child, do you want the closest hospital,
or the best?” she asks.
    The first flight of the campaign began in late
September and will run through year-end. Watch and
listen for our new advertisements on these stations
during the morning drive time: WYCD 99.5 FM;
WNIC 100.3 FM; WMXD 92.3 FM; WKQI
95.5 FM; WEMK 105.9 FM; WDRQ 93.1 FM;
and Channel 2 (Fox), Channel 4 (NBC),
Channel 7 (ABC) and target cable stations.
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                        Childrens’ Holiday Program Helps Families
                        Celebrate the Season
                                                                                                 BY MARCY HAYES
                                     s the mother of a 9-year-old boy, Jacqueline Reid of Detroit already had her
                                     hands full. Then, in August 2005, her mother died, leaving Reid to raise three
                                     siblings – her brothers, 14 and 10, and an 8-year-old sister so forlorn that she
                        asked, “can I call you Mama?”
                            During the holidays, Reid was strapped. When the Adopt-a-Family program at Children’s
                        Hospital of Michigan contacted her offering help, she was relieved.
     This program           She didn’t ask for anything extravagant, says Janet Nunn, the Children’s Hospital social
     would not be       worker who created Adopt-a-Family. Just some small toys for the kids, and maybe a bicycle
     possible without   they could all share. But the family that “adopted” Jacqueline and her family had a better
     the generosity     idea: a bicycle for each child, clothes, winter coats and plenty of toys.
                            “Adopt-a-Family made our Christmas special,” says Reid, 38. “We’ll never forget it.”
     of our donors.         That’s exactly what Nunn had in mind when she looked at the 20-plus families she was
     For more           working with in November 1992. These were children with special medical needs and unique
     information        circumstances, mostly being raised by grandparents who had little left in the financial tank.
     about the              Nunn approached fellow Children’s staffers and wrote to community groups and
                        schools asking them to each adopt one of the children for the holidays. Thankfully – but
     program, contact
                        not surprisingly – the responses came racing back. Even individual families took interest
     the social work    in helping other families. One way or another, the kids were all touched that winter by
     department at      the spirit of the season.
     313-745-5281.          Fourteen years later, the Adopt-a-Family program helps more than 200 families each
                        year who receive services at Children’s celebrate the holidays. This is all
                        thanks to Children’s generous donors including individual families,
                        corporations, schools, community groups and hospital employees.
                            “Donors have always been more than generous,”
                        Nunn says. “They have given everything from beds
                        to a brand new dining room set.” Eventually, she had
                        to set a schedule for drop-offs and pickups because
                        donations outstripped the space to hold them.
                            A number of toy drives – and Nunn is always open to
                        more – donate their goods to Children’s. Families that
                        aren’t specifically matched with a donor are provided with
                        donations from the toy drive and gift certificates. No child
                        enrolled in the program is left without a gift.
                            Nunn’s favorite Adopt-a-Family story involves a boy too
                        ill to go home for the holidays. Ailing but at least warm at
                        Children’s, he put only one thing on his wish list: a furnace
                        for his family’s house. And through the now-legendary
                        generosity of a donor, that’s what his family received.
                            “We are embraced by the community and the staff here
                        at Children’s. Everyone enjoys working with this program,”
                        Nunn says. By September, she already had a list of volunteers.
                        “Of course, I have families’ names already, too. But it will
                        all work out. Thank goodness, it always does.”
                                                                               Janet Nunn
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                                                                                               Celebrate the holidays while
                                                                                               helping Children’s at the same
                                                                                               time. The 2006 card design
                                                                                               expresses a peaceful message
                                                                                               and tells everyone on your
                                                                                               holiday card list that you support
                                                                                               the well being of children and
                                                                                               their families. To purchase
                                                                                               Children’s Hospital of Michigan
                                                                                               holiday cards, call the hospital
                                                                                               auxiliary at 313-745-0962.




                                                                                                                         THEN&NOW
Then and Now: Former Patient Cathy Way
                                    In1984atage21/2,NovinativeCathyWaywasadmittedtoChildren’s
                                    HospitalofMichiganwithAcuteLymphoblasticLeukemia.Todaythe25-
                                    year-oldUniversityofMichigangraduateislivinginMeriden,Connecticut.
                                    withherhusband,Lucasandtwocats,RummyandUnoandisworkingas
                                    aprocessengineerforCytecIndustries’ResinsplantinnearbyWallingford.
                                    “ButmyheartwillalwaysbewithChildren’s,”saysWay.“Theytooksuch
                                    wonderfulcareofme.Ihadintensechemotherapyfor6weeksandwent
                                    intoremission.ThenIcontinuedchemotherapyforthreeyears.”Way,who
                                    earnedaBachelorofSciencedegree
                                    inchemicalengineeringgoesbackto
                                    Children’severyyearforcheckups.
                                    “IalwaysmakesureIstopinandsay
                                    hellotoeveryone,”shesays.Shealso
                                    hasspentthepast12yearsasacamp
                                    counseloratSpecialDays,acampfor
cancerpatientsaswellastheirsiblings.“Ialwayswanttobeinvolved
withthat,IwentthereasakidandnowIwanttogiveback,”shesays.
“It’ssoimportanttome.I’mdoingreallywellnowandIformedsome
specialbondswithothercancersurvivors.Wegettogethereveryyear
andcelebratewhatwehave.”
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      Executive Staff                                      Chandra Edwin, M.D.                            Henry L. Walters III, M.D.            Mrs. Lawrence R. Marantette
      Herman B. Gray, M.D., M.B.A.,                           Chief of General Pediatrics                   Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery    *Mrs. Florine Mark
         President                                         Chandra Edwin, M.D.                            Maria M. Zestos, M.D.                 Ms. Alyssa Martina
      Lynne Thomas Gordon, FACHE,                             Interim Chief of Endocrinology                Chief of Anesthesiology            *Mrs. Jane E. Mills
         Chief Operating Officer                           Mohammad F. El-Baba, M.D.                                                            Mr. Charles R. O’Brien
                                                                                                          Board of Trustees
      Jeffrey M. Devries, M.D.,                               Chief of Gastroenterology                                                        *Mr. David K. Page
                                                                                                          *John D. Baker, M.D., Chairperson
         Vice President, Medical Affairs                   Russell Faust, M.D., Ph.D.                                                          *Mr. Michael C. Porter
                                                              Chief of Otolaryngology                     *Mrs. Edsel B. Ford II,
      Luanne M. Ewald,                                                                                                                         *Mrs. Gloria W. Robinson
                                                                                                           Vice-Chairperson
         Vice President, Business                          Howard S. Fischer, M.D.
                                                                                                          *Mrs. Stuart Frankel                  Mr. Bruce H. Rosen
         Development, Strategic Planning                      Chief of Ambulatory Pediatrics and
         and Ambulatory Services                              Adolescent Medicine                         *Mr. Frank Couzens, Jr., Treasurer    Ashok Sarnaik, M.D.
      Rhonda Foster, Ed.D., M.P.H., M.S.,                  David Grignon, M.D.                            *Mary Lu Angelilli, M.D.              Mr. Aaron H. Sherbin
         R.N., Vice President, Patient Care                   Chief of Pathology                           Mr. Tony Antone                     *Thomas L. Slovis, M.D.
      Chad Grant                                           Steven D. Ham, D.O.                             Mr. Eugene Applebaum                *Bonita Stanton, M.D.
         Vice President, Professional Services                Chief of Neurosurgery                        Ms. Elaine Baker                     Alan Woodliff, Ph.D.
      Joseph T. Scallen                                    Joseph M. Hildebrand, D.D.S.                    Mr. Maurice J. Beznos               *Mr. George A. Wrigley
         Vice President, Finance                              Chief of Oral and Maxillofacial             *Mr. Robert H. Bluestein               * Executive Committee
      Patrick R. Kelly,                                       Surgery                                      Mrs. Mayme Dunigan                  Honorary Board 2006
         Vice President, Development                       Richard A. Humes, M.D.                         *Mr. Douglas M. Etkin
                                                              Chief of Cardiology                                                              Mrs. Henry T. Bodman
                                                                                                          *Mrs. Luanne Ewald                   Mrs. Warren Coville
      Medical Staff Chiefs                                 Stephen R. Knazik, D.O., M.B.A.                 Ms. Joanne B. Faycurry
                                                              Chief of Emergency Medicine                                                      Mrs. Charles T. Fisher III
      Herman B. Gray, M.D., M.B.A.                                                                        *The Honorable Bernard Friedman
         President                                         Jeanne M. Lusher, M.D.                                                              Mr. William R. Halling
                                                                                                           Mr. Matthew Friedman                Mr. William P. MacKinnon
      Bonita Stanton, M.D.                                    Co-Chief of Hematology
                                                              and Oncology                                *The Honorable Hilda Gage            Mrs. Lynn A. Townsend
         Pediatrician-In-Chief
                                                           Tej K. Mattoo, M.D.                             Mrs. Erica Ward Gerson              Mrs. David D. Williams
      Michael D. Klein, M.D.
         Surgeon-In-Chief                                     Chief of Nephrology                          Mr. John Ginopolis
                                                                                                          *Mrs. Norman Gjostein                Advisory Board 2006
      J. Michael Zerin, M.D.                               Ellen C. Moore, M.D.
                                                              Chief of Immunology, Allergy                *Herman B. Gray, M.D., M.B.A.        The Honorable Trudy DunCombe
         Chief of Pediatric Imaging
                                                              and Rheumatology                                                                    Archer
      Mary Lu Angelilli, M.D.                                                                              Ms. Patricia Heftler
                                                           Yaddanapudi Ravindranath, M.D.                                                      Alexa I. Canady, M.D.
         Chief of Staff                                                                                    Mrs. Richard Helppie
                                                              Co-Chief of Hematology                                                           Mr. Leslie Colburn
      Jeffrey M. Devries, M.D.                                                                             Reverend Nicholas Hood, III
                                                              and Oncology                                                                     Mrs. Julie Fisher Cummings
         Vice President, Medical Affairs                                                                  *Mr. Joseph G. Horonzy
                                                           Richard A. K. Reynolds, M.D.                                                        Mr. Alan W. Frank
      Ibrahim F. Abdulhamid, M.D.                                                                          Mr. Arthur B. Hudson
                                                              Chief of Orthopaedics                                                            Mr. Martin Goldman
         Chief of Pulmonary Medicine                                                                      *Mr. Gilbert Hudson
                                                           John D. Roarty, M.D.                                                                Mr. James Grosfeld
      Jacob V. Aranda, M.D.                                                                                Mrs. Jane Iacobelli
                                                              Chief of Ophthalmology                                                           Mr. Joseph C. Murphy
         Chief of Clinical Pharmacology and                                                                Anne-Maré Ice, M.D.
         Toxicology                                        David R. Rosenberg, M.D.                                                            Mr. Thomas L. Schoenith
                                                                                                           Mrs. Josephine Kessler
                                                              Chief of Psychiatry and                                                          Mrs. Samuel Valenti III
      Basim I. Asmar, M.D.                                                                                *Mr. Nick A. Khouri
                                                              Behavioral Neurosciences
         Chief of Infectious Diseases                                                                                                          Mrs. Gerald E. Warren
                                                           Arlene A. Rozzelle, M.D.                       *Michael D. Klein, M.D.
      Erawati V. Bawle, M.B.B.S.
                                                              Chief of Plastic and                         Mrs. Arthur Kleinpell
          Chief of Genetic and Metabolic
                                                              Reconstructive Surgery                      *Mr. Robert C. Larson
          Disorders
                                                           Ashok P. Sarnaik, M.D.                         *Mr. Edward C. Levy, Jr.
      Harry T. Chugani, M.D.
                                                              Chief of Critical Care Medicine              Mr. John G. Levy
                                                                                                                                                              Hannah, 8
         Chief of Neurology
                                                           Seetha Shankaran, M.D.
      Marc L. Cullen, M.D.
                                                              Chief of Neonatal and
         Chief of Pediatric Surgery
                                                              Perinatal Medicine
      Edward R. Dabrowski, M.D.,
                                                           James P. Stenger, D.D.S.
         Chief of Physical Medicine and
                                                              Chief of Dentistry
         Rehabilitation



     Children’s Hospital                         Mrs. Edsel B. Ford II,              Mr. Brian Hermelin
     of Michigan Foundation                        Chairperson                       Mrs. Judy Kramer
     Board of Trustees                           Mr. William M. Wetsman,             Mr. Jack Krasula
                                                   Secretary/Treasurer               Mr. Edward C. Levy, Jr.
                                                 Mr. Jonathon Aaron                  Jeanne M. Lusher, M.D.
                                                 Mr. Maurice J. Beznos               Mr. Jonathan K. Maples
                                                 Mr. James F. Carr, Jr.              Mrs. Rita Margherio
                                                 Larry Fleischmann, M.D.             Mrs. Anita Masters Penta
                                                 Mrs. Stuart Frankel                 Mr. Dick Purtan
                                                 Mr. Daniel Gilbert                  Ms. Patricia Rodzik
                                                 Mr. John Ginopolis                  Mr. Jatinder-Bir Sandhu
     Contact Information:
     Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation
     3911 Beaubien St. Detroit, MI 48201-9932 (313) 964-1300
     Patrick R. Kelly Executive Director
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               hildren’s Hospital of Michigan meets the highest national standards
                                                                                                     Tasha, 6
               set for medical and nursing staff, hospital personnel and patient
               care. Our young patients and their families are assured the finest
medical care and the highest quality of hospital services.
     Children’s Hospital of Michigan is a member of the Detroit Medical
Center, the academic health system for Wayne State University,
and is affiliated with Wayne State University’s School of
Medicine, College of Nursing, and College of Pharmacy
and Allied Health.
     Children’s Hospital of Michigan is accredited by
the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare
Organizations and by the Commission on Accreditation
of Rehabilitation Facilities. Accredited by the American
College of Surgeons as a Level 1 trauma center and as a
regional poison control center by the American Association
of Poison Control Centers.
     The hospital is certified by the Health Care Finance
Administration (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act) and
licensed by the Michigan Department of Community Health.



     PEDIATRIC ENDOWED CHAIRS AND PROFESSORSHIPS
     The Marion I. Barnhart, Ph.D.     The Helppie Endowed               The Peter Schotanus
     Endowed Chair in Thrombosis       Professorship for                 Endowed Professorship
     Hemostasis Research               Urban Pediatric Health            of Pediatric Neurosurgery
     Jeanne M. Lusher, M.D.,           and Research                      Steven D. Ham D.O.,
     Incumbent                         Vincent J. Palusci, M.D., M.S.,   Incumbent
                                       Incumbent
     The Frank Bicknell, M.D.                                            The Carman & Ann Adams
     Endowed Chair of                  The Arvin I. Philippart, M.D.     Endowed Chair in
     Pediatric Urology                 Endowed Chair in                  Pediatric Research
                                       Pediatric Surgical                William D. Lyman, Ph.D.,
     The Carls Foundation              Research and Research in          Incumbent
     Endowed Chair in Pediatric        Solid Tumors of Childhood
     Otorhinolaryngology               Michael D. Klein, M.D.,           Dr. and Mrs. David Barker
                                       Incumbent                         Endowed Professorship in
     The Frankel Family
                                                                         Pediatric Imaging
     Endowed Chair in Pediatric        The Rosalie and Bruce Rosen
     Neuroscience Research             Family Endowed Chair for          The Samuel and Louis
     Thomas L. Babb, Ph.D.,            Tourette Syndrome and             Hamburger Foundation
     Incumbent                         Related Neurological              Endowed Chair in
                                       Disorders Research                Child Psychiatry
     The Georgie Ginopolis             Harry T. Chugani, M.D.,
     Endowed Chair in Pediatric        Incumbent
     Cancer and Hematology                                               The Ring Screw Textron
     Yaddanapudi Ravindranath, M.D.,                                     Endowed Chair In
                                       The Schotanus Family
     Incumbent                                                           Pediatric Cancer
                                       Endowed Chair of Pediatrics
                                                                         Research
                                       Bonita F. Stanton, M.D.,
     The Miriam L. Hamburger                                             Jeffrey W. Taub, M.D.,
                                       Incumbent
     Endowed Chair of Child                                              Incumbent
     and Adolescent                    The Elizabeth Schotanus
     Neuropsychiatric Research         Endowed Professorship             The Janis & William
     David R. Rosenberg, M.D.,         in Pediatric Nursing              Wetsman Family
     Incumbent                         Linda A. Lewandowski, Ph.D.,      Endowed Chair
                                       R.N., Incumbent                   in Pediatric
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