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...
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...
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...
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...
Theresa JohnstonSunday, May 1, 2011

Hearty Recovery: Peyton, Aspen, Colo.

Like many kids in Aspen, Colorado, Peyton learned to ski shortly after he learned to walk. He also loves ice hockey, or the preschool version of it anyway. “There’s a pond at his school,” says his...
Theresa JohnstonSunday, May 1, 2011

Rare Caliber of Care: Elise, Redwood City

Four-year-old Elise Cottonaro is a spunky little preschooler with bright eyes and swingy blonde hair. She loves to sing and dance. As for her social skills, “She’s a force to be reckoned with,” says...
Mark ShwartzSunday, May 1, 2011

Return on Investment: Tench, Palo Alto

Targeted therapy has become a holy grail in pediatric medicine. The goal is to design new drugs that target specific molecules and genes that cause childhood disease. Targeted drugs have proven more...
Mark ShwartzSunday, May 1, 2011

A Great Place for Kids: Caitlin, San Jose

Visitors to Packard Children's Hospital may not know Caitlin Burns by name, but they’re likely to recognize her face. “Caitlin’s poster is plastered everywhere at the Hospital,” says Packard...
Mark ShwartzSunday, May 1, 2011

Sweet Success: Lydia, Palo Alto

Lydia Lee of Palo Alto was 6 years old when she experienced the first warning signs of cancer. “I remember how it started,” she says. “It was November of 1990. I was at school, and I felt a pain in...