Ali KoideFriday, January 15, 2016

This Sunday: Watch Dateline NBC featuring Heart Center family

Hearing the news that your normally healthy child has a life-threatening heart disease and may need a heart transplant would be devastating for any parent. The Bingham family of Haines, Oregon, has...
Ali KoideThursday, December 10, 2015

Video: Give hope this holiday season

When his local hospital in Nevada said there was “nothing left to do,” Xavr’s family almost gave up hope. Donor support helped fly Xavr to our hospital and save him from liver failure. This holiday...
Thursday, December 3, 2015

Supporting the whole child in the Children’s Heart Center

The Cardiac Psychology Program ensures that caring for mental health is an integral part of the healing process. Four-year-old Reina’s heart stopped beating one day while she was in her Petaluma home...
Ali KoideWednesday, November 25, 2015

What’s wrong with baby Wyatt?

“He was so handsome and so big! He was a little tank,” Shannon says, recalling the joy she felt the first time she and her husband Steven held their youngest son just one year ago. “I immediately...
Ali KoideMonday, October 26, 2015

Be our Halloween Hero

For patients undergoing treatment , leaving the hospital on Halloween may not be possible, so our extraordinary staff, volunteers, donors, and corporate supporters bring the fun to them. Our annual...
Ali KoideWednesday, October 7, 2015

Reunited friends from birth

When Amanda Cobb and Jayme Hughes met in 6th grade at Graham Middle School in Mountain View they became fast friends. But it wasn't until their freshman year in high school that the two realized the...
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Erin DigitaleMonday, October 5, 2015

Missing out on “normal”: Advice from an expert on how to help kids with serious illnesses

When I first met Erica Medina in 2012, she was already practiced at living in two worlds. Then 17, she loved the ordinary teenage realm of high school classes, basketball and volleyball games, and...
Zoie FarmerThursday, September 17, 2015

One mother’s words: Our family’s journey

Zoie Farmer, mother of 10-year-old Hyrum, shared her family’s journey as Hyrum has battled leukemia with the help of our hospital. The following is a transcript of Zoie’s speech from September 2,...
Megan AlpersTuesday, September 8, 2015

Hyundai Hope on Wheels gives $250,000 toward cancer research

On September 2, Hyundai Hope On Wheels® and Palo Alto-area Hyundai dealers awarded Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford a $250,000 Hyundai Scholar Grant for pediatric cancer research. The...
Ali KoideTuesday, September 8, 2015

Hoops for Life raises $29,000 for “Hope”

With an event name like “Hoops for Life,” one might assume that Amy and Shannon Aldridge’s fundraiser is a basketball event, not a 5k walk and run. But the 6th annual Hoops for Life 5k held in Cape...