Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Your Impact on Prematurity Research

Dear Friends, Your generosity plays a vital role in supporting faculty scholars and other investigators who might not otherwise have the resources to conduct their research. Premature babies like...
Megan AlpersWednesday, January 25, 2017

You Gave This Young Family a Healthy Start

Chrystian’s head was spinning. This—was it! Right on his birthday, before they even got to sing “Happy Birthday” or serve up his favorite Oreo cake, Chrystian’s fiancée, Cassandra, announced, “My...
Ali KoideFriday, August 12, 2016

9-year-old Joshua can hear again

After six years of being deprived of his hearing, we're so thrilled to report that 9-year-old Joshua of Morgan Hill has his hearing back! Many patients can be treated with in-ear hearing aids, but...
Friday, May 27, 2016

2015 Report on Giving

Last year, 13,303 donors gave $124.8 million to Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford and the child health and obstetric programs at Stanford University School of Medicine. Here is how your...
Guest blogger: Pam Cambra-SamsWednesday, May 25, 2016

The Miracle of Life

I never thought this day would come. I got to dance with my son at his wedding. My son, Brian, entered Packard Children’s at 16 months old in 1992. He had been a perfect baby who suddenly became ill...
Guest blogger: Criss MadrigalTuesday, April 26, 2016

A Story of Survival

It all started on April 5, 2011 when we went to see a pediatric cardiologist in Sacramento to get a second opinion. Twenty-three weeks pregnant with our identical twin daughters, Alexia and Celeste,...
Guest Blogger: Emily CanteyThursday, February 4, 2016

A grateful mom says thank you: The Bravest 10-year-old I Know

Editor’s note: Emily, our guest author, is an inspiration. For the 2015 Summer Scamper, she and her husband practiced for hours with their son, Ray, who has autism, so he’d be ready to hand out race...
Thursday, December 3, 2015

Supporting the whole child in the Children’s Heart Center

The Cardiac Psychology Program ensures that caring for mental health is an integral part of the healing process. Four-year-old Reina’s heart stopped beating one day while she was in her Petaluma home...
Frank Hanley, MD, Executive Director, Children's Heart CenterTuesday, November 17, 2015

Bringing the Best to Every Child

A baby is born near New York City. He has a condition called pulmonary atresia with aortopulmonary collaterals, one of the most complex of all congenital heart defects. His pulmonary arteries never...
Stacy FinzTuesday, November 17, 2015

Everything Changed in a Heartbeat: Q&A with Kavin Desai, MD, and Maya Desai

What happens when a 25-year veteran pediatric cardiologist suddenly finds himself with an unexpected new patient—his own daughter? Earlier this year, 15-year-old Maya Desai, an accomplished high...