Friday, May 27, 2016

Doris is Breathing Easier Thanks to You

Doris “Lipstick Girl” Diaz never left the house without a shiny coat of pink lip gloss. More than keeping up appearances, it was her way of coping with her health challenges. Her greatest wish? To...
Guest blogger: Heather BergenFriday, May 27, 2016

Kindergarten, Here We Come

Your hospital saved our baby at 13 months of age, successfully removing a tumor which ran bowel to heart. We had kindergarten orientation last night! This mama can NEVER thank you enough. Heather...
Guest blogger: Elizabeth DunlevieFriday, May 27, 2016

One of My Proudest Moments

Packard Children’s was initially just a place where our family’s healthy babies were born. That all changed for us 15 years ago when one of our children was diagnosed with a life-threatening illness...
Friday, May 27, 2016

Opening the Doors to a Brighter Future

You made cancer a distant memory for Lydia. On a sunny morning in June 1991, 6-year-old Lydia Lee rode in an ambulance to the brand new Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. Wearing her hot pink “I...
Friday, May 27, 2016

Our History

This year marks 25 years since the 1991 opening of Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. Our history goes back even further with deep roots in our community and in children’s health. Thanks to...
Guest blogger: Christie Chaudry, PNPFriday, May 27, 2016

A New Identity

I was a teenager in the midst of three years of chemotherapy treatment for leukemia when Packard Children’s opened its doors. Up to that point, I had been treated at the old children’s hospital,...
Friday, May 27, 2016

A Second Chance to Say Thank You

Your support provided care for two generations of a local family. Baby Shannon Ivarson needed a hero when she entered the world at Stanford Hospital. Born in 1981 at just 29 weeks gestation, she...
Thursday, May 26, 2016

You Let Kids be Kids.

Life goes on, even during hospitalization and illness. There are holidays to celebrate, schoolwork to keep up with, new friends to meet, fears to overcome. And sometimes (most times!) a kid just...
Thursday, May 26, 2016

You Made our Community Healthier.

Caring for our community’s children extends far beyond our hospital walls. We are honored to partner with volunteers, donors, community leaders, and other local organizations to improve the physical...
Guest blogger: Charles KwakyeWednesday, May 25, 2016

There's No Stopping Him

Jeremiah was born, and my wife called me at work and said, “Honey, there’s something wrong with Jeremiah.” Right then, I turned blue. Jeremiah was diagnosed with Crigler-Najjar type 2, a rare...