Sunday, May 17, 2015

Lucile Packard Children's Fund Gifts at Work

In 2014, nearly 9,000 donors gave a total of $6.7 million to the Lucile Packard Children's Fund, supporting some of the hospital's highest priorities. Children's Fund gifts at work: The impact the...
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Ruth SchechterFriday, May 15, 2015

Raising the Bar: Hospital Expansion Update

Thirty years ago, Lucile Salter Packard envisioned a warm and welcoming hospital that would transform the way children and expectant mothers receive care. To gather ideas, Mrs. Packard, along with a...
Jennifer YuanFriday, May 15, 2015

It Takes a Village: Rallying Support to Cure Food Allergies

Nine years ago, David and Kori Shaw moved to Palo Alto with their 3-year-old daughter, Keegan, and 1-year-old son, Carter. Along with the usual adjustments of relocating—new job for dad, new...
Melanie ThernstromFriday, May 15, 2015

I Can Eat It: Taking a Bite Out of Food Allergies

Food allergies are a peculiar disease. Unlike other life-threatening conditions, the people they affect are completely healthy unless they are exposed to the allergen. They and their families live a...
Friday, May 15, 2015

A Catalytic Investment in Allergy Research: Q&A with Sean Parker

In December, entrepreneur and philanthropist Sean Parker donated $24 million to establish the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy Research at Stanford University. His gift, one of the largest private...
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...
Friday, February 27, 2015

Champions for Children: Putting the Fun in Fundraisers

Last year, more than 130 Champions for Children raised more than $536,000 to give our patients and their families more hope for healthy futures. Here are a few of those wonderful Champions:...
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...
Mark ShwartzTuesday, November 18, 2014

After the NICU: Studying Connections Between Prematurity and Development

Fifty years ago, a premature baby weighing less than 3.3 pounds had only a 30 percent chance of survival. Today, thanks to major advances in neonatal medicine, the survival rate has climbed to nearly...
Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Children's Circle of Care: Dianna and Timothy Murphy

Dianna and Timothy Murphy of San Ramon believe in paying it forward. Thankful that their 18-year-old son, Kevin, is alive today because of Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, they now...