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 the...
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...
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...
Caitlin ChiangWednesday, December 6, 2017

UPDATE: Heart and Sole: Four Years and Hundreds of Miles Later

This is an update to a previous story that can be read here . In 2013, when his 15-year-old daughter, Kate, first began receiving treatment in our Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit, few things gave...
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...
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,...