Ali KagawaMonday, May 21, 2018

A SUPER Surprise

Earlier this year, Carrie (a volunteer at our hospital) and her husband Joe Staley (an offensive tackle for the San Francisco 49ers) generously donated their Super Bowl tickets to our Adolescent and...
Jennifer YuanMonday, May 21, 2018

One Step Closer to a Cure

Vibrant, kind-hearted, and articulate little Maiyanna was only 4 years old when she passed away on April 16, 2014, from diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), a rare and inoperable brain tumor. On...
Kate DeTrempeFriday, February 23, 2018

Fighting Brain Cancer with the Help of Stanford Basketball

“In a season that would typically be defined by wins and losses, the most important result is a ‘Ty.’” Earlier this month, 11-year-old Ty Whisler stood before the Stanford men’s basketball team as...
Ali KoideThursday, June 8, 2017

Did you see Packard Children's in the latest Reebok video starring athlete Jason Khalipa?

Most of Jason Khalipa’s fans know him as the competitive CrossFit athlete, the 2008 CrossFit “Fittest on Earth” title winner, and the entrepreneur who founded NC Fit and has built a global brand...
Ali KoideThursday, September 15, 2016

Two ways you can help during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

This month is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Thanks to donors like you, we have more treatments available for kids and can cure more than 90 percent of patients. But that's not enough. Childhood...
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,...
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...
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...
Stacy FinzTuesday, May 10, 2016

CrossFit star faces daughter’s leukemia by using his celebrity status for greater good

Jason Khalipa didn’t think life could get much better. By the time he was 30 years old, he had married his high school sweetheart, started a beautiful family, built a successful global business and...
Ali KoideFriday, February 19, 2016

Back on the court after chemo

Peggy Murtha, RN, a nurse in our Packard intermediate care nursery (PICN), didn’t think much of it when her eldest son Nick collided with another player while playing basketball for his club team. It...