Lynn Nichols and Jodi MouratisWednesday, July 8, 2020

Small but Mighty

When Bronte Benedict was born last October, everything seemed to go as expected. She loved to be held and to go for walks in her stroller with her parents, Marvin and Amanda, near the family’s home...
Elizabeth ValenteWednesday, July 8, 2020

Managing Heart and Soul

Bronte is still a baby, but Packard Children’s is already planning for her family’s long-term needs. For young kids with life-threatening heart arrythmias, especially those who have experienced a...
Megan Alpers-RaschefskyMonday, June 29, 2020

Creating Moments of Joy During the Pandemic

Being in the hospital can be challenging, and during the COVID-19 pandemic Packard Children’s patient families are facing new difficulties. To adhere to social distancing practices as well as county...
Krishna Farol-SchenckWednesday, May 27, 2020

Nicholas Doesn't Miss a Beat

When Stephanie DeHart welcomed her baby boy, Nicholas, in March 2003, she felt a mixture of joy and fear. Nicholas was diagnosed with a devastating heart condition called tetralogy of Fallot, which...
Guest blogger: Athena TranFriday, March 6, 2020

You Gave Me a Future

Hi, Children’s Fund donors! I’m Athena. I’m almost 16 years old, and I want to share my story of how Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford—and you—saved my life. I was born and raised here in...
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Thank You From the Bottom of Our Hearts!

Last week, our hospital was bursting with love thanks to YOU! Thank you to the hundreds of people who sent messages of hope and donated to our Valentine's fundraiser. We received more than 1,000...
Tuesday, January 21, 2020

With Visionary Gift from Additional Ventures, Packard Children’s Joins Research Initiative on Single Ventricle Heart Defects

The Betty Irene Moore Children’s Heart Center at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford and Stanford University School of Medicine have received a $1 million grant from Additional Ventures to...
Ali KagawaThursday, February 14, 2019

You warm our hearts!

Happy Valentine's Day! Our hospital is bursting with love today, thanks to YOU! Thank you to the thousands of people who sent messages of hope and donated to our Valentine's fundraiser! We received...
Megan Alpers-RaschefskyMonday, May 21, 2018

You Are at the Heart of Yassen's Story

When asked what he’d like to say to donors who support the patients and families at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, Yassen simply says, “I love you.” The 6-year-old's personality is...
Ali KagawaFriday, February 16, 2018

Today on Humans of Packard Children's: Meet Xander

“I got connected with Dr. Bernstein who, within 10 hours of him getting the email, he just picked up the phone, called me, and he told me, 'If your son does need treatment or open-heart surgery, we...