Katie ChenWednesday, August 31, 2022

You Kept Carter in the Game

During 4-year-old Carter’s very first T-ball game, he ran headlong into another child while trying to catch a ball. He appeared fine, except for a large bump on his head, until the next day, when he...
Kimberly OlsonWednesday, June 22, 2022

New Heart, New Start: Ten years after her double transplant, Amanda Sechrest is living life to the fullest.

Amanda Sechrest dropped onto her bed, exhausted after a late night of studying for finals at Saint Mary’s College of California. For some reason, on this particular night in May 2012, the first-year...
Megan Alpers-RaschefskyFriday, March 4, 2022

You Gave Tiny Aaliyah a Big Boost

Aaliyah’s impossibly tiny chest rose and fell as she slept in her NICU isolette. The neonatal intensive care team, moving in perfect unison, untangled tubes and wires, flipped switches, and tapped...
Krishna Farol-SchenckThursday, December 9, 2021

Born a Fighter

Baby Nataly is home for the holidays after six months in our hospital. Pablo and Damaris Sánchez found out they were having a little girl 20 weeks into their pregnancy. But the exciting news took an...
Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Meet Victoria, Your Winter Card Artist!

Victoria from Prunedale, CA, was still in utero when she was diagnosed with spina bifida, a condition where the spine and spinal cord do not form properly. Spina bifida is often called the "snowflake...
Megan Alpers-RaschefskyThursday, August 19, 2021

You Helped Caroline Ring the Golden Bell

Six-year-old Caroline stepped up to the pole festooned with yellow, orange, and pink streamers and grabbed the rope attached to a very special golden bell. As she pulled the cord and the bell clanged...
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

30 Years of Hope and Discovery

In 1991, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford opened its doors thanks to a $70 million donation from Lucile Packard, an advocate for the health of children and expectant mothers, and her...
Jodi MouratisTuesday, June 15, 2021

A High-Stakes Decision

The Makhzoumi family chose Packard Children’s for their son’s care and their philanthropic support. Kate and Mohamad Makhzoumi say they felt a mixture of “shock and awe” when their son, Hassan, was...
Erin GrahamFriday, March 5, 2021

Bucky Is Here Because You Care

Bucky loves dancing, watching “Teletubbies,” and playing with anything with wheels,” his mom, Anna Greunke says. “He’s just so happy all of the time.” But when Bucky was 2 weeks old, Anna knew that...
Lynn NicholsTuesday, February 9, 2021

Bass Center Stays Busy and Focused During the Pandemic

Hayden, age 7, gives a wry smile as he snuggles against his mom, Sarah, and makes his stuffed dinosaurs perform tumbling tricks on her body. One lands a flip on her head. Another somersaults down her...