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Teams on a transplant journey

Christopher Castillo and Lani Lasconia had been acquaintances since childhood, but could never have imagined how their paths would cross in adulthood to help save Lani’s daughter, Cyehnna.

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Treating an overlooked heart condition

Marissa Eustaquio’s case was a mystery. After a strong recovery from heart surgery as a child, she’d been active for years, enjoying dancing, hula, gymnastics, running, and bike-riding.

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Living a full life on a VAD

The youngest of five kids in the Bingham family, 8-year-old Gage is the third of his siblings to suffer from a life-threatening heart failure condition known as dilated cardiomyopathy.

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The diagnosis behind the diagnosis

In July 2013, 14-year-old Milan Gambhir – who had been a healthy child – was diagnosed with one of the most aggressive and incurable brain tumors: glioblastoma multiforme (GBM).

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Video Game Technology and Surgical Expertise Meet in Groundbreaking Tool at Stanford Children’s Health to Help Parents Understand Complex Heart Repair

One of the most complex birth defects of the heart—and one of the most challenging to repair—can now be easily understood through a groundbreaking, video-game-like graphic now available on the Stanford Children’s Health website. It’s the first in a series called “Moving Medicine: An Interactive 3-D Look at Conditions and Treatments.”

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A Boost for Breastfeeding

During World Breastfeeding Week, August 1 to 7—and every week—Packard Children’s partners with moms who want to breastfeed to help ensure they and their babies have all the support they need.

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A Teaching Hospital – For Patients, Too

Children on hemodialysis spend a lot of time away from school. Our dedicated dialysis teacher helps make sure they don’t fall behind by meeting their educational needs in the medical setting, and helping support their medical needs when they’re in school.

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Pioneers of the Berlin Heart

For a child awaiting a heart transplant, the Berlin Heart offers a bridge to life. Packard Children’s helped bring this innovative device to pediatric patients in the United States, and achieved some of the early milestones for the most vulnerable patients.