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...
Guest blogger: Charles KwakyeWednesday, May 25, 2016

There's No Stopping Him

Jeremiah was born, and my wife called me at work and said, “Honey, there’s something wrong with Jeremiah.” Right then, I turned blue. Jeremiah was diagnosed with Crigler-Najjar type 2, a rare...
Guest blogger: Criss MadrigalTuesday, April 26, 2016

A Story of Survival

It all started on April 5, 2011 when we went to see a pediatric cardiologist in Sacramento to get a second opinion. Twenty-three weeks pregnant with our identical twin daughters, Alexia and Celeste,...
Ali KoideTuesday, April 12, 2016

Auntie’s liver donation saves baby Kanoa

At just 1 month old, baby Kanoa's skin started to look yellowish. "At first I thought maybe he just needed to get more sun," his mother, Anuhea, recalls. After a couple of weeks without improvement,...
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