Ali KoideThursday, June 8, 2017

Mycah lost her 4-year-old daughter to DIPG. Now she’s fighting back.

When mom Mycah Clemons lost her only child, 4-year-old Maiy, to Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, a rare inoperable brain tumor that primarily affects children, she chose to do something about it...
Ali KoideThursday, June 8, 2017

Did you see Packard Children's in the latest Reebok video starring athlete Jason Khalipa?

Most of Jason Khalipa’s fans know him as the competitive CrossFit athlete, the 2008 CrossFit “Fittest on Earth” title winner, and the entrepreneur who founded NC Fit and has built a global brand...
Jennifer YuanTuesday, May 23, 2017

Translating Discoveries into Cures—Faster

Mary Leonard’s own children always know when she’s working in the hospital. They get unexpected text messages from her, reminding them to look both ways before they cross the street. It’s usually on...
Tom AhernTuesday, May 23, 2017

Bubble Boy 2.0

Maria Grazia Roncarolo, MD, has already cured “Bubble Boy” disease. What incurable disease will she cure next? Fixing a single gene gave a child back the immune system he’d lacked at birth, allowing...
Juile GreiciusTuesday, May 23, 2017

Unleashing Cancer Immunotherapy Against a Diabolical Disease

It was in 6th grade that Crystal Mackall, MD, associate director of the Stanford Cancer Institute and professor of pediatrics (hematology/oncology) and of medicine at the Stanford University School...
Giselle Contreras, age 5, and her mom, Gabriella Medrano-ContrerasTuesday, May 23, 2017

Even Wondergirl Needs Heroes

GABRIELLA: The day before Giselle’s 3rd birthday, we came to Packard Children’s. She had been sick for two weeks, and we wanted more extensive testing done. On the way home, I received a phone call...