Boston Children’s Hospital – Yoga Reaches Out: Emily J. Davidson

My introduction to yoga and meditation was at age 31 in a cardiac rehabilitation. I was the sole young woman with coronary artery disease in a group of mainly middle-aged men.  We practiced body scan meditations, talked about nutrition, and walked on treadmills. One day, a yoga instructor came in to teach us. After years…

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Boston Children’s Hospital- Patient Mother: Jaime MacDonald

“Anabelle has been a patient at Boston Children’s Hospital since she was a baby. She had multiple issues at birth with most of them revolving around a chromosome duplication that was extremely rare. There’s no one in the world who is known to have her chromosome abnormality, so she’s always been under a microscope and…

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Boston Children’s Hospital – Yoga Reaches Out: Lauren Pecoraro

“Believe it or not, my first day working at Boston Children’s Hospital was at the Yoga Reaches Out event last year! I could instantly feel the high energy when I entered Gillette Stadium. Coming from someone who has done yoga enough times to count on one hand, the energy gave me an instinctive feeling to…

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Boston Children’s Hospital- Yoga Reaches Out: Nanci Winterhalter

“This is where I’ve had the challenge and privilege of spending a lot of time in our son’s early life—at Boston Children’s Hospital. His journey began here with what appeared to be a small problem when he was six, which grew into something much bigger and very unusual. The quality of the care, and the…

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Boston Children’s Hospital- Yoga Reaches Out: Dianne Cella

“For the past 41 years and counting, I’ve been working at Boston Children’s Hospital as a nurse in both inpatient and ambulatory. I’m also a reiki master and yoga instructor and for the past three years, I’ve had the opportunity to run the hospital’s Family Wellness Center, since its start in 2016. It began as…

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Boston Children’s Hospital- Yoga Reaches Out Founder: Sarah Gardner

“I was driving down Route 128 and had the epiphany: I want to have a yogathon at Gillette Stadium and I want to help Boston Children’s Hospital. I shared the idea with my family and a few close friends who thought it was awesome. But, some people thought I was crazy: “What about your local…

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Boston Children’s Hospital- Yoga Reaches Out: Mark ElBach

“My name is Mark ElBach, and I work on the Corporate Development and Special Events team at Boston Children’s Hospital.  I’ve spent my career working on Brookline Avenue, and I feel lucky that I’ve had the opportunity to work for three world class organizations in Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, the Boston Red Sox, and Boston Children’s…

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