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...
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...
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...
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...
Monday, May 21, 2018

Thank You Notes (Spring 2018)

Every day, donors like you make gifts of all sizes to build a healthier future for children and expectant mothers. Your support makes our hospital a special place for our patients and families, and...
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...
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...