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Winter 2013

The Under the Rainbow publication is published biannually by the Division of Public Affairs. The publication highlights clinical practice, research and community support initiatives for Batson Children's Hospital, Children's Healthcare of Mississippi and the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

Ideas for stories are welcome and may be submitted by email to Annie Oeth.

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John Matthew showcases his LEGO™ creations.
John Matthew showcases his LEGO™ creations.

Ordinary Boy, Extraordinary Courage

It comes out of nowhere, slicing deep into his gut and, in a way, his dreams, reminding him why he can't play football or baseball - games of hard knocks and sacrifices; things he knows so well.

Sanderson Farms is title sponsor for PGA Tournament

Sanderson Farms based in Laurel, Miss., has agreed to title sponsor the PGA Tour's 2013 tournament at Annandale Golf Club in Madison. The former True South Classic has been renamed the Sanderson Farms Championship.

Joe Frank Sanderson Jr. steps into the spotlight to support Batson Children's Hospital

When Joe Frank Sanderson Jr. walked onto the 18th green to present the winner of the Sanderson Farms Championship with a trophy, his daughter, Katy Sanderson Creath, was so overcome with pride that tears welled up in her eyes.

Taming Tummy Trouble

Sophie Creath was only four years old when her tummy aches got to be so bad that they alarmed her parents. She was hospitalized at Batson Children’s Hospital and Dr. Paul Parker, professor emeritus of pediatrics and pediatric gastroenterologist, soon diagnosed her with chronic hereditary pancreatitis.  

Innovative Technology Assures Rebekah Cannada Will Reach New Heights

Eleven-year-old Rebekah Cannada of Vicksburg broke one of the bones in her lower left leg and nearly broke the other leg while playing on a trampoline. It’s not an uncommon story, but that’s not where Rebekah’s story ends.  

Young physician returns home with plans to expand epilepsy services at UMMC

Just this past June, Dr. Brad Ingram completed a fellowship in clinical neurophysiology and epilepsy at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. In July, the Jackson native officially began his new role as assistant professor in the Department of Pediatric Neurology. Bridging the gap between the two required a 19-hour drive with a moving trailer and a screaming 5-month-old.


A kaleidoscope of significant news from Batson

Children's Cancer Center at Batson Receives $250,000 Hyundai Hope on Wheels Grant


1000th Pediatric Heart Procedure


Ole Miss Football Players Visit Batson Children's Hospital


Miracle Ride Walmart Event Benefits Batson Children's Hospital