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 5, 2020

49ers Fans Showed Their Hearts of (Red and) Gold!

You did it! Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford and faithful 49ers fans have won the Touchdown for Kids' Health Fan Challenge against Children's Mercy Kansas City and Chiefs fans! We had so...
Monday, December 9, 2019

The Power and Potential of Cures: New Floor Opening with High Hopes

We're thrilled to announce the new fifth floor of Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford has welcomed its first patients. The focus? Cancer, stem cell and gene therapies, and first-in-human...
Lynn NicholsWednesday, December 4, 2019

Research and Medicine Soar

It’s fitting that the top floor of Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford offers cures that seemed pie in the sky only a few years ago. The new fifth floor, which is opening in the winter, is a...
Esther and Dan LevyWednesday, December 4, 2019

Andrew's Song

From our first week with Andrew in the hospital in December 2014, we have dreamt of having a music therapy program that would bring moments of joy to the children and families dealing with the...
Megan Alpers-RaschefskyMonday, August 26, 2019

You Give Kids a Paws-itive Experience

Six-year-old Hadley has a special friend she looks forward to seeing during her visits to Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford: Donatella, a 3-year-old Labrador retriever. Donatella,...
Megan Alpers-RaschefskyTuesday, March 12, 2019

He Had A Lot Stacked Against Him

Tyler loves playing with Legos, cheering on the San Jose Sharks, and taking any opportunity to celebrate. And these days, the 7-year-old has a lot to celebrate. In January, Tyler proudly became a big...
Jodi MouratisTuesday, November 13, 2018

Caring for Our Community

Patricia Jimenez didn’t want to object too loudly, because if she did, she feared her landlord would evict her family from their apartment on the border of East Palo Alto. She wrote him several...
Megan Alpers-RaschefskyTuesday, November 13, 2018

Making a Very Real Difference for Patients

Nine-year-old Blaine Baxter was so nervous, he was pale and sweating. The dreaded routine was starting yet again—nurses, doctors, anesthesiologists, and fellows would gather around his hospital bed...
Caitlin ChiangMonday, August 13, 2018

Avalynn's Little Wishes Story

“Little Wishes, Little Wishes is here for you,” sang music therapist Rebekah Martin, MT-BC, as she strummed her guitar and gently pushed open the patient room door. Child life specialists waving...