Megan Alpers-RaschefskyMonday, June 3, 2019

Racing to Find a Cure

Alabama family rallies the community to raise funds for life-saving research. Do you hear that? That’s the sound of thousands of people cheering on Kruz and Paizlee Davenport all the way from Alabama...
Ali KagawaMonday, March 25, 2019

VIDEO: Dialysis Patient Receives the Surprise of His Life

What would you do if you won a guitar signed by Ed Sheeran? Recently, Mix 106 hosted a toy drive for our patients. To thank donors, they gave away a very special guitar, and our own Colin James, RN...
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, October 22, 2018

A Gift Honoring a Special Milestone for Cancer Patients

In September, members of the Team G Childhood Cancer Foundation joined us at the Bass Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Diseases to dedicate a special gift—a shiny, brass bell for young patients...
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...
Megan Alpers-RaschefskyFriday, August 10, 2018

You Bring Families Comfort

Before Shubha and Manju Manjunath brought 3-week-old Ishan home from the hospital after his open-heart surgery, they knew there was one stop they needed to make. Following Hindu tradition, the family...
Ali KagawaMonday, May 21, 2018

A SUPER Surprise

Earlier this year, Carrie (a volunteer at our hospital) and her husband Joe Staley (an offensive tackle for the San Francisco 49ers) generously donated their Super Bowl tickets to our Adolescent and...
Jennifer YuanMonday, May 21, 2018

One Step Closer to a Cure

Vibrant, kind-hearted, and articulate little Maiyanna was only 4 years old when she passed away on April 16, 2014, from diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), a rare and inoperable brain tumor. On...