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...
Saturday, March 1, 2014

Toddler from Chico One of the "Biggest Saves Ever"

One year ago, Jessica and Jesse Vega watched a team from Packard Children’s work to save their son Dominic’s life in the back of an ambulance. Just days earlier, the Vega family had been at home...
Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Special Delivery

Meet Elena Though many pregnant women rush to the hospital during labor, few arrive as Tara Sharp did, flying 90 miles by emergency helicopter from Sebastopol to Palo Alto. Her doctors at Lucile...
Melissa LeavittFriday, March 1, 2013

All Grown Up: From Tiny Transplant Patient to Thriving Young Adult

Miranda Ashland is one busy girl. A thriving high school senior from Saratoga, she’s filling out college applications and starring in her school’s production of Oliver! — and even recently won a...
Grace HammerstromThursday, November 1, 2012

Life After Cancer: Helping Children and Families Cope with Long-Term Effects of Cancer Survival

For Claire Harding of San Mateo, cancer treatment was life saving – and life changing. Just days before her tenth birthday, she was diagnosed with medulloblastoma, a malignant brain tumor. After...
Ruth SchechterThursday, November 1, 2012

Compassion, Innovation, Collaboration

In many ways, Mateo Kohler of San Jose is a typical 9-year-old. He likes to play soccer and practice tae kwon do, and he may be overly fond of video games. But he’s also a bit of mystery. Diagnosed...
Jennifer YuanTuesday, November 1, 2011

Special Delivery: A Focus on Obstetrics

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital recognizes that a healthy start for children begins with outstanding care for expectant mothers. The following stories of four local women, each of whom passed...
Theresa JohnstonWednesday, May 11, 2011

Major League Effort: Cole, Lafayette

On a warm summer evening last year, 12-year-old Cole Combi of Lafayette took the mound at the Oakland Coliseum. The occasion was Donate Life Night with the A’s, and Cole—a two-time kidney transplant...