Ali KoideFriday, August 12, 2016

9-year-old Joshua can hear again

After six years of being deprived of his hearing, we're so thrilled to report that 9-year-old Joshua of Morgan Hill has his hearing back! Many patients can be treated with in-ear hearing aids, but...
Friday, May 27, 2016

Doris is Breathing Easier Thanks to You

Doris “Lipstick Girl” Diaz never left the house without a shiny coat of pink lip gloss. More than keeping up appearances, it was her way of coping with her health challenges. Her greatest wish? To...
Guest blogger: Heather BergenFriday, May 27, 2016

Kindergarten, Here We Come

Your hospital saved our baby at 13 months of age, successfully removing a tumor which ran bowel to heart. We had kindergarten orientation last night! This mama can NEVER thank you enough. Heather...
Friday, May 27, 2016

Opening the Doors to a Brighter Future

You made cancer a distant memory for Lydia. On a sunny morning in June 1991, 6-year-old Lydia Lee rode in an ambulance to the brand new Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. Wearing her hot pink “I...
Guest blogger: Christie Chaudry, PNPFriday, May 27, 2016

A New Identity

I was a teenager in the midst of three years of chemotherapy treatment for leukemia when Packard Children’s opened its doors. Up to that point, I had been treated at the old children’s hospital,...
Friday, May 27, 2016

A Second Chance to Say Thank You

Your support provided care for two generations of a local family. Baby Shannon Ivarson needed a hero when she entered the world at Stanford Hospital. Born in 1981 at just 29 weeks gestation, she...
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: Charles KwakyeWednesday, May 25, 2016

There's No Stopping Him

Jeremiah was born, and my wife called me at work and said, “Honey, there’s something wrong with Jeremiah.” Right then, I turned blue. Jeremiah was diagnosed with Crigler-Najjar type 2, a rare...
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,...
Ali KoideTuesday, April 12, 2016

Auntie’s liver donation saves baby Kanoa

At just 1 month old, baby Kanoa's skin started to look yellowish. "At first I thought maybe he just needed to get more sun," his mother, Anuhea, recalls. After a couple of weeks without improvement,...
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