Patient Stories

Making a Difference

How does your donation make a difference in the life of a child?

Your generosity has helped advance our research efforts while also enhancing programs to support and comfort children and families in their time of need. Together, we can give children the chance to live out their dreams. 

Read about the difference you are making in the lives of some of the patients at Children's.

Abby Meet Abby

Spend three days with Abby as she and her family experience the struggles and triumphs of fighting childhood cancer.

  Ava Waguespack Meet Ava

Ava was diagnosed with a heart defect, but the condition repaired itself. Her parents know how lucky she was and are now members of The Dream Society so they can help others.

Meet Emily

Through hard work in physical therapy at Children’s, Emily is recovering from ataxia and getting another chance to play with her two siblings.

  Joey Dechant Meet Joey

There was a time when Joey never hugged his mom. He just didn’t understand what a hug was. “The other day, he said ‘I love you, mommy’ and gave me a big hug.”

Pablo Hernandez Meet Pablo

After an all-terrain vehicle accident, Pablo severed his radial nerve—one of three nerves connected to the hand. There was a chance he would have to undergo a full amputation.

  Philip Reiter Meet Phillip

Phillip was born with tetralogy of Fallot—a combination of four defects that affect the formation of the heart and its major blood vessels. By the time he was 8, Phillip had already undergone two open heart surgeries.

Savannah Atkinson Meet Savannah

Savannah had her first seizure when she was 11 months old. Medications were having little effect on her and she was, at one point, having 30 to 40 seizures a day.

  Meet Brylie

Brylie’s journey began when her mother, Sherri, found a small lump on Brylie’s chest and panicked, fearing the worst.