Wednesday, May 25, 2016

You Gave in So Many Ways.

We are immensely grateful for all that your extraordinary generosity has made possible for children and families in our community and beyond. Your generosity has been the driving force behind every...
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Our Story Began with One Mom's Vision

“My dream is that 50 years from now, the childhood diseases that cause so much anguish today will have disappeared. What we’ve done here is create an environment where the real work will be done—the...
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: Emily CanteyThursday, February 4, 2016

A grateful mom says thank you: The Bravest 10-year-old I Know

Editor’s note: Emily, our guest author, is an inspiration. For the 2015 Summer Scamper, she and her husband practiced for hours with their son, Ray, who has autism, so he’d be ready to hand out race...
Tuesday, November 17, 2015

How Your Support Helps in the Children’s Heart Center

Every day, the Children’s Heart Center at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford delivers unsurpassed outcomes for patients with complex heart conditions. As a not-for-profit hospital, we are...
Stephen Roth, MD, MPH, Director, Children’s Heart CenterTuesday, November 17, 2015

Shaping a Brighter Future

In medicine we often refer to the “natural history of disease”— the normal course that a disease takes in an individual if no treatment occurs. In the case of congenital heart disease, the “natural...
By Rina Shaikh-LeskoTuesday, November 17, 2015

Thinking Outside the Box

With some of the nation’s most innovative researchers in pediatric cardiology, the Children’s Heart Center is transforming the health and well-being of children with heart disease in our community...
Stacy FinzTuesday, November 17, 2015

Works of Heart

Giving birth to her first child was a surreal experience for Tawny Aye—and not the way it is for most mothers. That evening in February 2007, there were as many as 14 doctors, nurses, and other staff...
Julie GreiciusTuesday, November 17, 2015

A Lifetime of Extraordinary Care

In August, George Lui, MD, gave the Stone family of Aptos news that none of them, including Lui himself, had expected. Brooke Stone, 27, had spent the day undergoing rigorous evaluation of her heart...
Frank Hanley, MD, Executive Director, Children's Heart CenterTuesday, November 17, 2015

Bringing the Best to Every Child

A baby is born near New York City. He has a condition called pulmonary atresia with aortopulmonary collaterals, one of the most complex of all congenital heart defects. His pulmonary arteries never...