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...
Julie GreiciusTuesday, January 30, 2018

After 525 Days: New Start in a New Hospital

For 2-year-old Cameron Harris, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford is the only home he’s ever known. He has moved rooms a few times and been on different units, but on December 9, 2017—the...
Thursday, January 28, 2016

Meet Kate

Karen Vargas’ only plan was to find help for her 3-year-old daughter, Kate Zuno. At age 1, Kate’s health wasn’t right. She suffered from constipation and flu-like symptoms, including trouble...
Ali KoideFriday, January 15, 2016

This Sunday: Watch Dateline NBC featuring Heart Center family

Hearing the news that your normally healthy child has a life-threatening heart disease and may need a heart transplant would be devastating for any parent. The Bingham family of Haines, Oregon, has...
Thursday, December 3, 2015

Supporting the whole child in the Children’s Heart Center

The Cardiac Psychology Program ensures that caring for mental health is an integral part of the healing process. Four-year-old Reina’s heart stopped beating one day while she was in her Petaluma home...