Megan Alpers-RaschefskyMonday, May 21, 2018

You Are at the Heart of Yassen's Story

When asked what he’d like to say to donors who support the patients and families at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, Yassen simply says, “I love you.” The 6-year-old's personality is...
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 KagawaFriday, February 16, 2018

Today on Humans of Packard Children's: Meet Xander

“I got connected with Dr. Bernstein who, within 10 hours of him getting the email, he just picked up the phone, called me, and he told me, 'If your son does need treatment or open-heart surgery, we...
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...
Kate DeTrempeTuesday, January 30, 2018

Child-Centered Healing

When Diane Flynn’s third child was born with a cleft lip in 2001, her family embarked on a series of six surgeries and appointments with dozens of specialists at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital...
Ali KoideThursday, July 20, 2017

Three cheers for Team G!

Recently, Team G Childhood Cancer Foundation, a nonprofit organization formed by patient families affected by childhood cancer, came by our hospital to deliver not one, not two, but THREE giant...
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...
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...
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...
Jasan ZimmermanTuesday, November 22, 2016

Parents get a behind-the-scenes look at their daughter’s donated brain tumor cells

Katherine King, known to her more than 30,000 Facebook followers as Katherine the Brave, was diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) on June 2, 2015. DIPG is a tumor of the brain stem...