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  • Gingerbread Man Carries on Christmas Tradition

    Need an uplifting holiday story? Listen to Jeff Geoppinger in this "Tell Me a Story" talk about how his family started the tradition of bringing a gingerbread house every year to nurses at Cincinnati Children's. Jeff was a patient here as a baby and was allowed to go home on Christmas Eve. The next year, his parents brought a gingerbread house to the nurses who helped save his life. His wife, Kimberly Kroeger-Geoppinger, PsyD, who works in the Kelly O'Leary Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders at Cincinnati Children's, adopted the gingerbread tradition back when she was Geoppinger's college girlfriend. The Geoppingers are now getting another generation involved. Their son Henry, known as "Hank," had heart surgery here when he was just four days old. Now he's learning how to come back and say thanks.