Diana WalshTuesday, November 18, 2014

Right from the Start

Everything about Elizabeth Rodriguez-Garcia’s pregnancy had been perfectly normal. She’d had morning sickness on occasion and felt a little tired some days, but at 25 weeks, the only real news she...
Brittany Lothe, mother to a NICU graduate, and co-founder of Will’s Way Foundation Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A Mom’s Viewpoint: Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way

On the day of Will’s birth, 1s were running wild. He was born in the 1 o’clock hour, on the 1st month of the year, on the 11th day of the month. He weighed a mere 1 pound, 11 ounces. Will was born...
Robert DicksTuesday, October 14, 2014

Historic pediatric heart transplant

Wednesday, Oct. 8, represents a milestone in the history of pediatric heart transplantation. That’s because Lizzy Craze, 32, hasn’t needed replacement of the donor heart during the 30 years it’s been...
Megan AlpersMonday, September 15, 2014

Special Delivery: Volunteers go the extra mile to make a patient’s day

Recently the Roth Auxiliary volunteers who staff our hospital’s gift shop received a special note from Don Goad of Nashville, Tennessee. Don’s 4-year-old grandson, Micah, has a rare heart defect...
Megan AlpersWednesday, May 28, 2014

‘Heal EB’ and Eddie and Jill Vedder help fund treatments for children with life-threatening skin disorder

In another step toward the possible development of a cure for Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), a rare and life-threatening genetic skin disorder, the Southern California-based non-profit Heal EB, www...
Saturday, March 1, 2014

Toddler from Chico One of the "Biggest Saves Ever"

One year ago, Jessica and Jesse Vega watched a team from Packard Children’s work to save their son Dominic’s life in the back of an ambulance. Just days earlier, the Vega family had been at home...
Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Special Delivery

Meet Elena Though many pregnant women rush to the hospital during labor, few arrive as Tara Sharp did, flying 90 miles by emergency helicopter from Sebastopol to Palo Alto. Her doctors at Lucile...
Melissa LeavittFriday, March 1, 2013

All Grown Up: From Tiny Transplant Patient to Thriving Young Adult

Miranda Ashland is one busy girl. A thriving high school senior from Saratoga, she’s filling out college applications and starring in her school’s production of Oliver! — and even recently won a...
Ruth SchechterThursday, November 1, 2012

Compassion, Innovation, Collaboration

In many ways, Mateo Kohler of San Jose is a typical 9-year-old. He likes to play soccer and practice tae kwon do, and he may be overly fond of video games. But he’s also a bit of mystery. Diagnosed...
Grace HammerstromThursday, November 1, 2012

Life After Cancer: Helping Children and Families Cope with Long-Term Effects of Cancer Survival

For Claire Harding of San Mateo, cancer treatment was life saving – and life changing. Just days before her tenth birthday, she was diagnosed with medulloblastoma, a malignant brain tumor. After...