Friday, May 27, 2016

2015 Report on Giving

Last year, 13,303 donors gave $124.8 million to Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford and the child health and obstetric programs at Stanford University School of Medicine. Here is how your...
Guest blogger: Pam Cambra-SamsWednesday, May 25, 2016

The Miracle of Life

I never thought this day would come. I got to dance with my son at his wedding. My son, Brian, entered Packard Children’s at 16 months old in 1992. He had been a perfect baby who suddenly became ill...
Guest blogger: Criss MadrigalTuesday, April 26, 2016

A Story of Survival

It all started on April 5, 2011 when we went to see a pediatric cardiologist in Sacramento to get a second opinion. Twenty-three weeks pregnant with our identical twin daughters, Alexia and Celeste,...
Guest Blogger: Emily CanteyThursday, February 4, 2016

A grateful mom says thank you: The Bravest 10-year-old I Know

Editor’s note: Emily, our guest author, is an inspiration. For the 2015 Summer Scamper, she and her husband practiced for hours with their son, Ray, who has autism, so he’d be ready to hand out race...
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...
Frank Hanley, MD, Executive Director, Children's Heart CenterTuesday, November 17, 2015

Bringing the Best to Every Child

A baby is born near New York City. He has a condition called pulmonary atresia with aortopulmonary collaterals, one of the most complex of all congenital heart defects. His pulmonary arteries never...
Stacy FinzTuesday, November 17, 2015

Everything Changed in a Heartbeat: Q&A with Kavin Desai, MD, and Maya Desai

What happens when a 25-year veteran pediatric cardiologist suddenly finds himself with an unexpected new patient—his own daughter? Earlier this year, 15-year-old Maya Desai, an accomplished high...
Erin DigitaleMonday, October 5, 2015

Missing out on “normal”: Advice from an expert on how to help kids with serious illnesses

When I first met Erica Medina in 2012, she was already practiced at living in two worlds. Then 17, she loved the ordinary teenage realm of high school classes, basketball and volleyball games, and...
Megan AlpersTuesday, August 25, 2015

Where are they now? Quadruplets edition

The Wang family is truly one in a million. Born in October 2010, quadruplets Audrey, Emma, Isabelle, and Natalie Wang entered the world with the help of our team at the Charles B. and Ann L. Johnson...
Sunday, May 17, 2015

Strength in Numbers

In 2014, 12,938 donors gave a total of $107 million to Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford and the child health programs at Stanford University School of Medicine. Your support enabled us to: