Caitlin ChiangMonday, August 13, 2018

Avalynn's Little Wishes Story

“Little Wishes, Little Wishes is here for you,” sang music therapist Rebekah Martin, MT-BC, as she strummed her guitar and gently pushed open the patient room door. Child life specialists waving...
Megan Alpers-RaschefskyFriday, August 10, 2018

You Bring Families Comfort

Before Shubha and Manju Manjunath brought 3-week-old Ishan home from the hospital after his open-heart surgery, they knew there was one stop they needed to make. Following Hindu tradition, the family...
Jodi MouratisMonday, May 21, 2018

Expanding Possibilities

Jacklin Tong was a senior in high school when her father became seriously ill with lung cancer and went to Stanford for treatment. She recalls how cared for the nurses made her family feel during...
Guest blogger: Lucca LorenziTuesday, March 20, 2018

How can having a tumor be lucky?

Editor’s note: Lucca is our 2018 Summer Scamper Patient Hero representing our Bass Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Diseases. Join Lucca and our other amazing Patient Heroes on June 24 at the...
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...
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Thank You, From a Lifelong Packard Children's Patient

Hello, my name is Zariah Stevenson. I am a junior at Menlo Atherton High School and a patient at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. The hospital is a very special place. And I should know...
Thursday, February 8, 2018

Your Impact on Research

Dear Friends, Did you know that for every dollar you give to the Children’s Fund, more than one-third (35 cents) goes toward jumpstarting research into better care and cures led by some of pediatric...
Julie GreiciusTuesday, January 30, 2018

After 525 Days: New Start in a New Hospital

For 2-year-old Cameron Harris, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford is the only home he’s ever known. He has moved rooms a few times and been on different units, but on December 9, 2017—the...
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Your Impact on Care

Dear Friends, At Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, we are committed to caring for children and expectant mothers, regardless of their family’s ability to pay. Your support of the Children’...
Giselle Contreras, age 5, and her mom, Gabriella Medrano-ContrerasTuesday, May 23, 2017

Even Wondergirl Needs Heroes

GABRIELLA: The day before Giselle’s 3rd birthday, we came to Packard Children’s. She had been sick for two weeks, and we wanted more extensive testing done. On the way home, I received a phone call...