Hayley, an active 12-year-old from Saco, is in critical need of a bone marrow transplant to treat a rare blood disease. She was first diagnosed with aplastic anemia at age 6 and endured repeated hospitalizations and blood transfusions. Her treatment was deemed a success in 2009, but in October 2014 the family learned that Hayley had suffered a relapse and needs a bone marrow transplant.
There’s nothing like a baby. Who can resist those sparkling eyes and pink dimpled cheeks? SMHC is encouraging parents to share favorite photos of their pride and joy through an online contest called Oh Baby! The competition features five stand-alone contests lasting two months each: Sleeping Beauty, Chubbiest Cheeks, Sunniest Smile, Best Bedhead and Messiest Eater.
WMTW Channel 8 covered how Maine is preparing for a possible outbreak of the measles as cases spread nationwide. SMHC Pediatrician Maggie Bordeau, DO was interviewed about what parents can do to protect their children. Watch the story: read more