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...
Jennifer YuanTuesday, November 1, 2011

Special Delivery: A Focus on Obstetrics

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital recognizes that a healthy start for children begins with outstanding care for expectant mothers. The following stories of four local women, each of whom passed...
Theresa JohnstonWednesday, May 11, 2011

Major League Effort: Cole, Lafayette

On a warm summer evening last year, 12-year-old Cole Combi of Lafayette took the mound at the Oakland Coliseum. The occasion was Donate Life Night with the A’s, and Cole—a two-time kidney transplant...
Mark ShwartzSunday, May 1, 2011

Sweet Success: Lydia, Palo Alto

Lydia Lee of Palo Alto was 6 years old when she experienced the first warning signs of cancer. “I remember how it started,” she says. “It was November of 1990. I was at school, and I felt a pain in...
Mark ShwartzSunday, May 1, 2011

Care for All: Brandon, Morgan Hill

At age 10, Brandon Pride of Morgan Hill has been elected school president, competed in the Junior Olympics, and earned a brown belt in Taekwondo. Brandon’s achievements are extraordinary considering...
Theresa JohnstonSunday, May 1, 2011

Hearty Recovery: Peyton, Aspen, Colo.

Like many kids in Aspen, Colorado, Peyton learned to ski shortly after he learned to walk. He also loves ice hockey, or the preschool version of it anyway. “There’s a pond at his school,” says his...
Theresa JohnstonSunday, May 1, 2011

Rare Caliber of Care: Elise, Redwood City

Four-year-old Elise Cottonaro is a spunky little preschooler with bright eyes and swingy blonde hair. She loves to sing and dance. As for her social skills, “She’s a force to be reckoned with,” says...
Mark ShwartzSunday, May 1, 2011

Return on Investment: Tench, Palo Alto

Targeted therapy has become a holy grail in pediatric medicine. The goal is to design new drugs that target specific molecules and genes that cause childhood disease. Targeted drugs have proven more...