A liver tumor for 5-year-old Finn might have required a transplant, but our doctors had a better plan.
Shelby Scott, age 10, has a lot in common with Stanford senior forward, Shelby Payne. Together, their examples give kids with type 1 diabetes hope for a very bright future.
Specialists from our Brain, Behavior and Neurosciences Center discuss the signs, symptoms and safest care for concussions—and why girls’ rates are rising.
13-year-old Jaden is finally migraine-free, thanks to collaboration between Packard Children’s and California Pacific Medical Center.
After years of treatment for acute lymphocytic leukemia, 12-year-old Grace Chen is disease-free and making her mark through her game.
The Finlen family of Salinas is feeling pretty lucky today. Their newborn triplets, born at… Read more »
This Wednesday, June 5, at 8 pm, Dateline NBC will present the fascinating story of the Bingham family’s medical journey at Packard Children’s. It should be one of Dateline’s most talked-about programs of the year.
To care for her daughter, Lori Vargas first had to care for herself: a diet and fitness regimen helped her qualify to be a living organ donor. She lost close to 40 pounds – and saved her daughter’s life.
In the history of Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Misty Blue Foster is remembered as a… Read more »
The first-ever “Kicking for Miracles” event, hosted by World Class Tae Kwon Do in San… Read more »
Karina Gomez’s daughter, Kassaundra, was born in 2002 with a rare and life-threatening cardiac abnormality. At just 2 days old, Packard heart surgeons attached a tiny pacemaker to one of the two lower chambers, or ventricles, of her heart. Five months later, it was replaced it with a more advanced device wired to both ventricles.
“Mommy, I just want to be a child without pain,” said Joann’s daughter after she was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia. Today Lydia is back to a normal life, thanks to the lifesaving care she received at Packard Children’s.
A kidney tumor sent Brandon to Packard Children’s when he was just 17 months old and a recurrence brought him back when he was 2. Today Brandon is a happy, healthy 11-year-old with no signs of cancer.
A year ago, Jon and Kristi Cannon feared their young son would never smile again…. Read more »
In jackets and ties, party dresses and heels, more than 125 young patients and their… Read more »
It’s been more than seven years since Cole Rossi was cured of a rare brain cancer. The tumor and therapy left him with low levels of growth hormone, double vision, and physical weakness. He remains on hormone treatment and gets MRIs twice a year. He sees an oncologist every six months and a neurologist every other year.
Noah Jackson was born without a voice. Because of a rare genetic disease, his airway… Read more »
Born with a congenital heart malformation, Maggie’s daughter, Grace, found her place in the hearts of the physicians, surgeons, nurses, and staff who helped her grow into a normal healthy childhood.
Ongoing chemotherapy means that 8-year-old Luke O’Moore of Los Gatos cannot take part in his beloved BMX races. So members of the northern California BMX community came together to organize an exciting pro-am racing series and fundraiser in his honor.
Katie Jo Shuman pitches for her school’s softball team, and loves basketball and soccer. She also has an artistic, entrepreneurial streak: One of her hobbies is designing and selling jewelry for good causes.
Caitlin Burns was born with an immune deficiency and pseudo-obstruction of the gastrointestinal tract, a life-threatening condition that prevents the normal movement of food through her intestines. Packard specialists have been caring for her since she was an infant.
With her graduation just around the corner, a new job, and plans for college in the fall, Megan Acaccia has a lot to celebrate.
But just a year ago, things did not look so bright for the 18-year-old San Jose native. At 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighing more than 300 pounds, Megan was morbidly obese. She was so bullied at school that she stayed at home for a month, and she suffered through bouts of vomiting, diarrhea, and night sweats. Requiring seven kinds of daily medications, she battled hypertension, arthritis, acid reflux, polycystic ovary syndrome, and obstructive sleep apnea—all a result of her excess weight.
In an extremely rare three-day series of transplants in May, three young adults received new hearts at the Children’s Heart Center at Packard Children’s, including an extraordinarily uncommon double-organ heart and liver transplant.
“There’s nothing like having a bond with someone else who knows exactly what you’re going through.”
Angelina and Angelica Sabuco are running around, making new friends, and looking forward to their 3rd birthday party in August—their first as two separate little girls. “That is a great birthday gift!” said their mother Ginady Sabuco. “They love to run around, go out, and play with other children now.” It’s hard to believe that a short while ago, these same two girls were struggling to even walk and faced an uncertain future.