Ali KoideTuesday, April 7, 2015

Bring Nunny home

Ever since 3-year-old Effy (a cancer patient) first came to our hospital in July 2013, her beloved stuffed monkey Nunny has been with her for every treatment. Now, Nunny is missing, and the community...
Stacy FinzThursday, March 12, 2015

Cochlear implants for Joshua

There was something wrong with Joshua Copen’s hearing. No matter how many times doctors told Iara Peng, Joshua’s mother, that her baby with Down syndrome had normal hearing, she knew they were wrong...
Megan AlpersFriday, February 27, 2015

Diabetes: One Family’s Fight for “Normal”

Tierra Bergh, a busy mom of five, still vividly recalls this moment from nine years ago: “Maleki woke up, looked at me, and asked why we were in the hospital.” Her son Maleki, then 3 years old, had...
Guest blogger: Steven MarraThursday, February 26, 2015

Heart and Sole: Going the extra mile (or 61) to support our pediatric cardiology team and their patients

While his daughter Kate was receiving treatment in our Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit, few things gave Steven solace like running. Today, he’s using his passion for endurance events to raise...
Guest blogger: Sophie HeerinckxWednesday, February 18, 2015

You are Our Sunshine

This month, our very own Philip Sunshine, MD, emeritus professor of pediatrics, will be honored as a 2015 “Legend of Neonatology” at an awards gala in Orlando. Called “one of the originals” in...
Diana WalshTuesday, November 18, 2014

Right from the Start

Everything about Elizabeth Rodriguez-Garcia’s pregnancy had been perfectly normal. She’d had morning sickness on occasion and felt a little tired some days, but at 25 weeks, the only real news she...
Brittany Lothe, mother to a NICU graduate, and co-founder of Will’s Way Foundation Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A Mom’s Viewpoint: Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way

On the day of Will’s birth, 1s were running wild. He was born in the 1 o’clock hour, on the 1st month of the year, on the 11th day of the month. He weighed a mere 1 pound, 11 ounces. Will was born...
Robert DicksTuesday, October 14, 2014

Historic pediatric heart transplant

Wednesday, Oct. 8, represents a milestone in the history of pediatric heart transplantation. That’s because Lizzy Craze, 32, hasn’t needed replacement of the donor heart during the 30 years it’s been...
Megan AlpersMonday, September 15, 2014

Special Delivery: Volunteers go the extra mile to make a patient’s day

Recently the Roth Auxiliary volunteers who staff our hospital’s gift shop received a special note from Don Goad of Nashville, Tennessee. Don’s 4-year-old grandson, Micah, has a rare heart defect...
Megan AlpersWednesday, May 28, 2014

‘Heal EB’ and Eddie and Jill Vedder help fund treatments for children with life-threatening skin disorder

In another step toward the possible development of a cure for Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), a rare and life-threatening genetic skin disorder, the Southern California-based non-profit Heal EB, www...