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Kid cancer patients strut the catwalk in a heartwarming back-to-school fashion show

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News, Shelby, MD Anderson Children's Fashions, August, 2014, Jodi Widaski, Susan Stalcup, Taylor Watters and Carol Unsicker
Jodi Widaski, Susan Stalcup, Taylor Watters and Carol Unsicker. Photo by Dave Rossman
News, Shelby, MD Anderson Children's Fashions, August, 2014, Emma Dabney wearing Monsoon
Emma Dabney wearing Monsoon. Photo by Dave Rossman
News, Shelby, MD Anderson Children's Fashions, August, 2014, Sherri Porter with Benjamin and Samuel
Sherri Porter with sons Benjamin, left, and Samuel. Photo by Dave Rossman
News, Shelby, MD Anderson Children's Fashions, August, 2014, Jackson Dippel wearing Gap Kids
Jackson Dippel wearing Gap Kids. Photo by Dave Rossman
News, Shelby, MD Anderson Children's Fashions, August, 2014, Fre'derick Redd III wearing Brooks Brothers
Fre'derick Redd III wearing Brooks Brothers. Photo by Dave Rossman
News, Shelby, MD Anderson Children's Fashions, August, 2014, Jenny, Andrew, Maddie and Robyn Major;
Jenny Major, from left, Andrew Major, Maddie Major and Robyn Major. Photo by Dave Rossman
News, Shelby, MD Anderson Children's Fashions, August, 2014, Mia Gradney
Emcee Mia Gradney of KHOU Channel 11. Photo by Dave Rossman
News, Shelby, MD Anderson Children's Fashions, August, 2014, Dr. Julie Segovia and Seth Thomas wearing Brooks Brothers
Dr. Julie Segovia and Seth Thomas wearing Brooks Brothers. Photo by Dave Rossman
News, Shelby, MD Anderson Children's Fashions, August, 2014, Alexa Ly wearing Gap Kids
Alexa Ly wearing Gap Kids. Photo by Dave Rossman
News, Shelby, MD Anderson Children's Fashions, August, 2014,Dena and Chris Winkler with Rebecca and Ashley
Dena and Chris Winkler with their daughters Rebecca and Ashley. Photo by Dave Rossman
News, Shelby, MD Anderson Children's Fashions, August, 2014, Bree Burke wearing Crazy 8
Bree Burke wearing Crazy 8. Photo by Dave Rossman
News, Shelby, MD Anderson Children's Fashions, August, 2014, Kesena Orette wearing Disney
Kesena Orette wearing Disney. Photo by Dave Rossman
News, Shelby, MD Anderson Children's Fashions, August, 2014, Maria Mino and Sabrina Lyles
Maria Mino, left, and Sabrina Lyles. Photo by Dave Rossman
News, Shelby, MD Anderson Children's Fashions, August, 2014, Quinn Franklin and Susanna Lane Fegen
Quinn Franklin with daughter Susanna Lane Fegen. Photo by Dave Rossman
News, Shelby, MD Anderson Children's Fashions, August, 2014, Santana Draper wearing Vans
Santana Draper wearing Vans. Photo by Dave Rossman
News, Shelby, MD Anderson Children's Fashions, August, 2014, Yousef Zaafran wearing Nordstrom
Yousef Zaafran wearing Nordstrom. Photo by Dave Rossman
News, Shelby, MD Anderson Children's Fashions, August, 2014, Samantha Arango, Becky Kitchell and Kathy Minter
Samantha Arango, from left, Becky Kitchell and Kathy Minter. Photo by Dave Rossman
News, Shelby, MD Anderson Children's Fashions, August, 2014,Victor Hernandez with Brenda
Victor Hernandez and daughter Brenda. Photo by Dave Rossman
News, Shelby, MD Anderson Children's Fashions, August, 2014, Tanya and Jeff Ellenberg
Tanya and Jeff Ellenberg. Photo by Dave Rossman
News, Shelby, MD Anderson Children's Fashions, August, 2014, Jodi Widaski, Susan Stalcup, Taylor Watters and Carol Unsicker
News, Shelby, MD Anderson Children's Fashions, August, 2014, Emma Dabney wearing Monsoon
News, Shelby, MD Anderson Children's Fashions, August, 2014, Sherri Porter with Benjamin and Samuel
News, Shelby, MD Anderson Children's Fashions, August, 2014, Jackson Dippel wearing Gap Kids
News, Shelby, MD Anderson Children's Fashions, August, 2014, Fre'derick Redd III wearing Brooks Brothers
News, Shelby, MD Anderson Children's Fashions, August, 2014, Jenny, Andrew, Maddie and Robyn Major;
News, Shelby, MD Anderson Children's Fashions, August, 2014, Mia Gradney
News, Shelby, MD Anderson Children's Fashions, August, 2014, Dr. Julie Segovia and Seth Thomas wearing Brooks Brothers
News, Shelby, MD Anderson Children's Fashions, August, 2014, Alexa Ly wearing Gap Kids
News, Shelby, MD Anderson Children's Fashions, August, 2014,Dena and Chris Winkler with Rebecca and Ashley
News, Shelby, MD Anderson Children's Fashions, August, 2014, Bree Burke wearing Crazy 8
News, Shelby, MD Anderson Children's Fashions, August, 2014, Kesena Orette wearing Disney
News, Shelby, MD Anderson Children's Fashions, August, 2014, Maria Mino and Sabrina Lyles
News, Shelby, MD Anderson Children's Fashions, August, 2014, Quinn Franklin and Susanna Lane Fegen
News, Shelby, MD Anderson Children's Fashions, August, 2014, Santana Draper wearing Vans
News, Shelby, MD Anderson Children's Fashions, August, 2014, Yousef Zaafran wearing Nordstrom
News, Shelby, MD Anderson Children's Fashions, August, 2014, Samantha Arango, Becky Kitchell and Kathy Minter
News, Shelby, MD Anderson Children's Fashions, August, 2014,Victor Hernandez with Brenda
News, Shelby, MD Anderson Children's Fashions, August, 2014, Tanya and Jeff Ellenberg

What: M.D. Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital fourth annual back-to-school fashion blast.

Where: Galleria IV in the Nordstrom Wing.

The 411: M.D. Anderson pediatric patients were the stars of the show when a host of youngsters, physicians and caregivers joined Page Parkes models in a parade of fashions for fall. Providing trendy looks for the young students and adults as well were various stores including Nordstrom, Brooks Brothers, Gymboree, Vera Bradley and Macy's. KHOU Channel 11 morning news anchor Mia Gradney served as emcee. Enlivening the festivities was a host of colorful clowns who helped the shy ones make their catwalk debuts.

School is not so for off for Anderson patients as the children's hospital is one of only two in the nation that offers an on-site accredited private school. The study programs allow patients to remain in their respective grades during treatment. The school is the only one of its kind that also accepts patients' siblings.

Who: M.D. Anderson representatives included Janet McCloskey, Tanya Ellenberg, school program principal Dr. Najar Daw-Bitar, director of clinical nursing Julie Segovia and child life specialist Morinsola Keshinro.

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