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...
Megan AlpersTuesday, August 30, 2016

You Helped Isabel Find Her Voice

“Go Robert!” shouted 12-year-old Isabel Miranda as her older brother sprinted across the finish line. That morning at Summer Scamper , Robert outran 2,019 other racers to take third place in the 5k...
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...
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,...
Friday, May 27, 2016

A Second Chance to Say Thank You

Your support provided care for two generations of a local family. Baby Shannon Ivarson needed a hero when she entered the world at Stanford Hospital. Born in 1981 at just 29 weeks gestation, she...
Friday, May 27, 2016

Doris is Breathing Easier Thanks to You

Doris “Lipstick Girl” Diaz never left the house without a shiny coat of pink lip gloss. More than keeping up appearances, it was her way of coping with her health challenges. Her greatest wish? To...
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...
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...