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...
Megan AlpersTuesday, August 25, 2015

Where are they now? Quadruplets edition

The Wang family is truly one in a million. Born in October 2010, quadruplets Audrey, Emma, Isabelle, and Natalie Wang entered the world with the help of our team at the Charles B. and Ann L. Johnson...
Megan AlpersTuesday, August 25, 2015

Building bridges: The role of interpreter services in our hospital

In a bright room within the neurosciences clinic at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, 24-year-old Kirandeep meets with her neurosurgeon, Michael S. B. Edwards, MD. As Edwards speaks to...
Ali KoideWednesday, August 12, 2015

Elijah “Drax Shadow” is honored by WWE

Have you heard of World Wrestling Entertainment’s newest WWE Superstar, Drax Shadow? Standing at a mere four feet tall and weighing just over 50 pounds, this 8-year-old is a formidable force to be...
Holly MacCormickFriday, August 7, 2015

Girls' Day Out at Tova Spa

There are many treatments, therapies and drugs for cancer, but sometimes a day of pampering with friends is just what the doctor ordered. That’s why nine teenage girls being treated for cancer at...
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Samantha DormanFriday, June 12, 2015

An Evening at the Oasis for our patients

The hospital school’s prom celebration is called an “event to look forward to, not because the kids are in the hospital, but because they deserve to be regular kids.” The transformation of a hospital...