Children's Fund Update

Child Life Specialists: Letting Kids Be Kids (Fall 2014)

Sarah Grace, a 9-year-old patient, bravely underwent her first CT scan while she was awake—and afterwards walked out smiling. She did it with the help of a certified child life specialist, Helen Ybarra. Learn more about the creative ways child life specialists at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford help ensure patients like Sarah have a say in their care. (Read entire story)

Dominic: One of our Biggest Saves Ever (Winter 2014)

Dominic is just a normal kid trying to keep up with his older brother. They love LEGOs, Play-Doh, and eating together. It's hard to believe that this thriving two-year-old spent most of last year being treated at Packard Children's for a virus that caused lung failure. Doctors came up with a revolutionary solution to help him recover by breathing on his own. Find out why doctors call him one of their "biggest saves ever." (Read entire story)

All Grown Up: From Tiny Transplant Patient to Thriving Young Adult (Winter 2013)

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 spirit week pie-eating contest. With this packed schedule, Miranda still finds time for another important priority: supporting Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford, the place that gave her a second chance at life...

What makes Packard Children's "the best"? (Fall 2013)

U.S. News & World Report ranked Packard Children's as the top children's hospital in Northern California and one of the nation's best overall. What makes our hospital the best? Find out what our patients and their families had to say... 

Together, Apart: Formerly Conjoined Twins Thriving after Separation Surgery at Packard Children’s (Winter 2012)

Angelina and Angelica Sabuco, 2 ½, are exploring their neighborhood park in San Jose, picking up fallen leaves and seed pods. They giggle as they toddle in opposite directions while their mother scrambles to keep up. Any passerby would be completely unaware of the amazing transformation these twins have undergone in recent months...