Meet Our All-Stars


It started as a mystery and grew to be a frightening enigma. Five-year-old Dalia was sleeping all the time. All the time. She would come home from school and go straight to bed, sleeping until being forcibly wakened the next morning for school. No games, no playing with friends, no TV, just sleeping. Her pediatrician said it was probably within a normal range of behavior.

Then she stopped eating. She simply had no interest at all in food. That was not normal.

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Dalia | All-Star Class of 2021

Small But Mighty

Born at 27 weeks and weighing just over 2 pounds, Michael was immediately transported to Connecticut Children's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in Hartford. Within 24 hours, he had bleeding in his lungs, and he coded. The medical staff at the NICU revived him, but the crises weren't over.

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Michael R. | All-Star Class of 2020

Finding the Right Path

Throughout infancy, Tori was agitated and would scream all night. As she grew, she would experience uncontrollable outbursts with violent tendencies. But she was also a kind, smart and funny little girl. While classmates were learning, growing and forming relationships, Tori’s school experience was markedly different. After being bounced around adult health systems and experiencing a revolving door of therapists, progress wasn't being made.

Tori continued to have violent outbursts at school and one day the cops were called. Eight-year-old Tori was transported to the nearest adult hospital. “I didn’t know what to do,” says Tori, as the tears start. “I didn’t think anything could help me.”

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Explore Our Impact

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Babies in need of critical care in our NICUs received life-saving care last year.

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Telemedicine visits expanded rapidly to keep our patients and healthcare heroes safe.

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Every child who came through our doors last year received expert, compassionate care.

Our Mission

At Connecticut Children’s Foundation, our mission is to support the health system. By bringing together patient families, donors, community members, philanthropic partners and others to raise the financial resources needed to invest in people, research, technology and state-of-the-art equipment, we can support Connecticut Children’s in providing the care our children need and deserve.

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