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Join our 2017 Campaign! The clinic experience through the eyes of a patient family

To make a donation online: Give Here To mail your gift, send your donation to: Clinic for Special Children PO Box 128 Strasburg, PA 17579  

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“In its first medical mission, Strasburg Clinic treats Mennonite children in Mexico”: Story by Lancaster Newspaper

Through CSC’s first medical missions outreach trip to a remote Mennonite colony in Mexico, our clinicians were able to evaluate 33 patients and help advise treatment for conditions from ear infections to life threatening ailments with potential underlying genetic derivations. “It is the first time an outside entity has ever been permitted to have a […]

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“Sweet Odyssey”: The Santos family’s inspiring journey from a rare disease diagnosis to the cure

A CSC patient family, Idario Santos and son Vinicius were recently interviewed by KDKA out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania about their inspiring book, Sweet Odyssey, in which they tell the story of Artur Santos’s (son to Idario and brother to Vinicius) incredible journey living with Maple Syrup Urine Disease (MSUD). Their book walks the reader through […]

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NPR Special: Science and Religion (featuring the Clinic for Special Children)

National Public Radio (NPR) featured the Clinic for Special Children in a special program that investigates the unique roles science and religion play  in modern medicine across different populations, including Amish and Mennonite communities. A Mennonite patient family seen at CSC, the Leinbach family, talks about their emotional journey through their daughter’s diagnosis with Maple […]

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CSC Featured in Lancaster Physician Magazine for Partnership with WellSpan Philhaven

Clinic for Special Children was featured in the Fall 2017 issue of Lancaster Physician Magazine for our partnership with WellSpan Philhaven in providing therapies for children who suffer from behavioral health challenges, many times coinciding with an underlying genetic condition. We partner with Dr. John Dolena and psychologist Jennifer Hailey, both pictured above in a photograph […]

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A New Video: Making Healthcare Accessible to the Plain Community, A Talk by CSC Leadership

Watch our newest video to learn about how the Clinic for Special Children helps to make medical care more accessible for the Plain communities. Talk by CSC staff members Dr. Kevin Strauss (Medical Director), Dr. Erik Puffenberger (Laboratory Director), and Adam Heaps (Executive Director) in Ephrata, PA. Click Here to Watch the Video

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CSC’s Whoopie Pie Toss for Extraordinary Give!

The countdown to the 2017 Extraordinary Give is on! On November 17, 2017 donations will be accepted from 12 midnight – 11:59 PM as part of Lancaster County’s largest day on online giving. Every dollar donated at ExtraGive.org on November 17th will be stretch by a pool of at least $300,000 from the Lancaster County […]

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Welsh Mt./Garden Spot Run/Walk to Benefit CSC

Join us and take a run along the scenic Welsh Mountain on Saturday, October 21! The event is a 5k & 10k Run/Walk event at the Welsh Mountain Park/Community Center just outside New Holland. The run is through country roads with a great autumn view of the valley. Entrants are requested to bring 2 non-perishable […]

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Our Fall 2017 Newsletter is Here!!

  Twelve-year-old Lewis Martin, living with a previously lethal disease (SMA), became the first child in the world to receive a new, effective medication through a specializing catheter designed by a physician that had been evaluating Lewis at the Clinic for Special Children. His story is one of hope, medical ingenuity, and the love and […]

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CSC’s Fellow Physicians Featured in ‘Plain folk, complex problems: Valley grads doctor Amish families’

Matt Demczko, MD and Mike Fox, MD, two former fellow pediatricians at CSC, were featured in The Daily Item’s ‘Plain folk, complex problems: Valley grads doctor Amish families’ for their unique work on the cutting edge of care with the Amish community. The Clinic for Special Children enjoyed the privilege of working closely with the two […]

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