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Find out about news and events for children with special health care needs.

To view information specific to your area, visit your Regional Office page. You can also use the search field in the upper right hand corner to narrow your view.  For example, you can search for camps, workshops, a specific topic, or by condition.

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DSCC Family Donates Wagons of Hope

August 8th, 2017

The Ruder family designed and donated special “rocket pack” Radio Flyer wagons for children who depend on medical equipment. Kara and Logan Ruder understand how difficult it can be to care for and transport a…

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Free Smoke Alarms Available

August 2nd, 2017

The American Red Cross is installing free smoke alarms as part of its Home Fire Campaign. The American Red Cross and its partners have launched the Home Fire Campaign to reduce deaths and injuries caused by…

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DSCC Youth is Champion for Animals in Need

July 21st, 2017

Emma Wiker organized her third successful dog walk to benefit abused and neglected animals. For many preteens, summer is a time to relax, have fun with friends and enjoy the break from homework before school…

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In the News: DSCC Teen with CF Leads by Example

June 6th, 2017

“He is a modest, humble kid who always puts forth his best effort and rarely complains.” Alex Killian is an involved eighth-grader at Gibson City Middle School who pours himself into his studies and extracurricular…

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DSCC Teen’s Princess Dream Comes True

May 30th, 2017

News story captures Trinity’s special send-off to Disney World. Trinity Alston always wanted to be a princess. Thanks to Make-A-Wish, she and her family recently traveled to “The Most Magical Place on Earth” to make her…

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Summer Camp Opportunities

May 15th, 2017

A variety of camping experiences are available across the state for children of all needs and abilities. Summer is just around the corner and the search begins for fun and educational activities to keep children’s…

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