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:
Jennifer YuanFriday, May 15, 2015

It Takes a Village: Rallying Support to Cure Food Allergies

Nine years ago, David and Kori Shaw moved to Palo Alto with their 3-year-old daughter, Keegan, and 1-year-old son, Carter. Along with the usual adjustments of relocating—new job for dad, new...
Melanie ThernstromFriday, May 15, 2015

I Can Eat It: Taking a Bite Out of Food Allergies

Food allergies are a peculiar disease. Unlike other life-threatening conditions, the people they affect are completely healthy unless they are exposed to the allergen. They and their families live a...
Stacy FinzThursday, March 12, 2015

Cochlear implants for Joshua

There was something wrong with Joshua Copen’s hearing. No matter how many times doctors told Iara Peng, Joshua’s mother, that her baby with Down syndrome had normal hearing, she knew they were wrong...
Megan AlpersFriday, February 27, 2015

Diabetes: One Family’s Fight for “Normal”

Tierra Bergh, a busy mom of five, still vividly recalls this moment from nine years ago: “Maleki woke up, looked at me, and asked why we were in the hospital.” Her son Maleki, then 3 years old, had...