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...
Lynn Nichols and Jodi MouratisWednesday, July 8, 2020

Small but Mighty

When Bronte Benedict was born last October, everything seemed to go as expected. She loved to be held and to go for walks in her stroller with her parents, Marvin and Amanda, near the family’s home...
Elizabeth ValenteWednesday, July 8, 2020

Managing Heart and Soul

Bronte is still a baby, but Packard Children’s is already planning for her family’s long-term needs. For young kids with life-threatening heart arrythmias, especially those who have experienced a...
Megan Alpers-RaschefskyMonday, June 29, 2020

Creating Moments of Joy During the Pandemic

Being in the hospital can be challenging, and during the COVID-19 pandemic Packard Children’s patient families are facing new difficulties. To adhere to social distancing practices as well as county...
Jodi MouratisWednesday, June 17, 2020

Packard Children’s Nurse Scampers for 10th Year … Just Differently!

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford nurse Tiffany Jorgenson, RN, has a lot to celebrate. In June, she will mark 10 years of Scamper-ing in honor of her cousin, Priscilla, who is an active,...
Krishna Farol-SchenckWednesday, May 27, 2020

Nicholas Doesn't Miss a Beat

When Stephanie DeHart welcomed her baby boy, Nicholas, in March 2003, she felt a mixture of joy and fear. Nicholas was diagnosed with a devastating heart condition called tetralogy of Fallot, which...
Ali KagawaWednesday, May 13, 2020

Full Circle Philanthropy: Felix Gets a Big Surprise

Last month, we shared a sweet story of how one of our patients, 15-year-old Felix from Castro Valley, donated his hard-earned savings to support front line workers during the COVID-19 crisis. He...
Megan Alpers-RaschefskyTuesday, April 21, 2020

"Families Need You:" One Mom Describes Facing COVID-19 with Two Medically Fragile Children

Editor’s note: Jessica Davenport of Muscle Shoals, Alabama is the proud mom of Kruz, 6, and Paizlee, 5, who have a rare and fatal form of dwarfism called Schimke immuno-osseous dysplasia (SIOD). Kruz...
Krishna Farol-SchenckWednesday, April 1, 2020

10 Years of Care

In April 2010, Mason was rushed to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford at just 7 weeks old. He was born with a life-threatening, rare liver disease...