Children's Fund Update

Fall 2011

In two short decades, Packard Children’s has cared for thousands of families and developed treatments and cures that have changed the face of pediatric and obstetric medicine. Your gifts to the Children’s Fund have played an invaluable role in enabling Packard to provide the best care possible. Each year, the Children’s Fund sustains Family Support and Outreach programs, ensures Care for All, and supports innovative Pediatric Research. It is your ongoing generosity that makes Packard a special place for children and families...

Winter 2010

On September 9, 2008, the world as we knew it changed,” says Allison Rix of Los Gatos. While riding in the car that day, Allison’s daughter, Erica, 6, tossed one end of a jump rope out the window to flutter in the wind. Suddenly, the rope caught in the car’s axle and a loop tightened around Erica’s wrist, severing her left hand... 

Fall 2010

July 12 was a big day for the Ho family of Cupertino. That morning, Cassie Ho, 13, and her father, Simon, both went in for surgery. Due to a condition called biliary atresia, Cassie was facing end-stage liver failure. At Stanford Hospital, a portion of Simon’s liver was removed, then rushed next door to Packard Children’s and transplanted into his daughter. Just weeks later, both Cassie and Simon are doing well. Still, some big questions remain...