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A really really really good day

Last Friday at 9:00 a.m., Make Room for Kids, an initiative of the Mario Lemieux Foundation supported by Microsoft and ALL OF YOU, arrived at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh with the goal to provide a multimedia makeover for the CICU unit, the Cardiac Step Down unit, and the Trauma/Ortho unit. In addition, we delivered boxes of new games, movies, and other goodies to every unit we overhauled in years past … transplant, adolescent medicine, and oncology. Our most ambitious install...
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A rant.

  This morning, as the terrifying and tragic events (prayers for them) at Franklin Regional High School unfolded, my Twitter feed shit the bed. It didn’t just shit the bed, it shit the bed, puked in it, then left a horse head in it before lighting the bed on fire. If my Twitter feed this morning was an image, it would have been this: If it was a gif, it would have been this: If it was a cat, it would have been this: Events unfolded as every local media outlet began...
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I am dork; hear me snort

Do you know that I am a big giant socially awkward dork? Do you? Do you need me to count the ways? Perhaps the time I gave David Conrad a ride in my filthy momdorkmobile? The time I met Mario Lemieux and talked for three minutes straight without inhaling once and then possibly proposed marriage to him like a hopelessly romantic Tourette’s sufferer? The time this Saturday when I walked around the Children’s Home Shake Your Booties event at Heinz Field for twenty minutes with my...
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Baseball!

(Taken by me. Top of the 10th inning. Opening Day 2014. INTENSE SPORTS MOMENT.) Remember in October when I put the totality of my medical knowledge to the task of understanding why I nearly passed out at the two postseason Buccos games I attended? I determined that, medically speaking, it was a combination of the noise, an inner ear thing, standing up too fast, not eating enough, screaming too loud, anxiety — all those things all at once = fainting. Well, at the home opener when...
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A little more help?

First, you’ll notice the Make Room for Kids thermometer is gone and the reason for that is I took it down ALL BY MYSELF using HTML and widgets and microtechythingamabobiggities and I didn’t break anything. Hashtag Jedi knight. Second, yesterday I spent a few hours at the Mario Lemieux Foundation offices in an effort to stalk Mario and steal stuff get the shopping done for this year’s Make Room for Kids phase. We shopped and shopped and bought and made Amazon Prime smoke...
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