Sawyer Dembicky had the lesion when she was born – then just a small, reddish mark on the left side of her face. A birthmark, her parents thought, or maybe bruising from labor and delivery. Her pediatrician called it a hemangioma. The Covington, Tenn., parents were told to keep an eye on it. It would eventually go away with time.
By the time Sawyer Dembicky visited her pediatrician for her 6-week checkup, the facial hemangioma that was present at birth had drastically grown in size.
Cody Mitchell was 8 years old when a small lump the size of a pencil eraser first showed up on the inside corner of his left eye.
Kaylee Switcher of Corinth, Miss., knew what to expect. Her daughter, Eisleigh, had been diagnosed with a lymphangioma in utero at 32 weeks. She met weekly with a maternal fetal medicine specialist at Le Bonheur’s Fetal Center until delivery, where she also consulted with members of the Pediatric Vascular Anomalies team.
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When Le Bonheur celebrated the hard-earned honor of achieving ANCC Magnet designation this spring, they reveled in more than just a badge they could hang on the wall.
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