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...
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...
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...
Mark ShwartzSunday, May 1, 2011

Care for All: Brandon, Morgan Hill

At age 10, Brandon Pride of Morgan Hill has been elected school president, competed in the Junior Olympics, and earned a brown belt in Taekwondo. Brandon’s achievements are extraordinary considering...
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...