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Sometimes it is the simplest of moments that can bring a family with a child in the hospital the most hope. For Tony and Laurie, such a moment occurred when a neurologist handed their son Dominic a pen and paper and asked him to write a sentence only days after suffering multiple strokes.
Unable to speak at the time, Dominic, then 9, wrote, “Hi. My name is Dom.”
Jack was born with a disability, but he’s never let it slow him down. From the wrestling mat, to the roller skating rink, he always finds a way to thrive in the face of adversity.
For many of our patients, their mom is the most important person on their care team. Today we honor and celebrate mothers for all that they do. Happy #MothersDay, moms!
At 2 years old, Emmy and her family faced the unimaginable – a childhood cancer diagnosis. Her journey to overcome high risk neuroblastoma included more than 200 nights at Seattle Children’s, five rounds of chemo, two surgeries and a stem cell transplant.
Today, Emmy has a second chance at life. She has no signs of cancer.
According to her parents, Seattle Children’s doctors and nurses saved their daughter’s life, but it was the uncompensated care fund that saved theirs. Thanks to generous donors, her family never had to worry about how they’d cover her medical expenses.
In 2017, Seattle Children’s provided more than $164 million in financial assistance, or uncompensated care, to approximately 63,000 families. About 50% of Seattle Children’s patients receive some form of uncompensated care.
We’re celebrating our nurses this week! Tell us a time when one of our nurses provided the utmost support, and we’ll pass your messages along to brighten their day. #NursesWeek
At 3 months old, Titus Sickles is the 200th heart transplant performed at our hospital.
- “He’s been reborn. You don’t want to think about your baby passing away, but for the parents who chose to donate their child’s heart and give my son a second chance at life in an incredibly vulnerable moment, it’s remarkable. We witnessed a miracle. There aren’t words to express gratitude that deep.” – Rena, Titus’ mom
Four-month-old Raegen was diagnosed with a condition causing kidney failure. While a transplant was her best option, it took three long years of ongoing hospital stays, dialysis and waiting before she was big enough and strong enough to receive a kidney.
On March 14, Raegen got her long-awaited second chance at life, a life-saving kidney transplant from her mom. Today, she’s healthy, happy and thriving.
Watch her story tonight on @komo4 at 7 p.m. PDT in Stories From the Heart: A Mother’s Day Special.
Unable to walk without assistance since childhood, Agatha’s dream was to walk to her local ice cream shop. Only 160 days after a life-changing surgery, Agatha’s dream came true!
“She’s extraordinary. I wasn’t sure we’d get here, but with her hard work and determination, she’s gone beyond what we could have expected. She absolutely believes she can keep going, and I know she will. She’s an inspiration.” – Dr. Suzanne Yandow
Little Liam is a heart warrior. His mom shared, “He is crushing this whole open-heart surgery thing, and I am so proud of him!” Just one week after major surgery to repair his #AVSD heart defect, he got to go home. His mom is so excited to see him thrive and for all the wonderful things he'll do and be – and so are we.
Oliver had a 1% chance of survival due to a mass in his right lung. He underwent a life-saving surgery at only five days old. Now, Oliver is thriving and recently celebrated his first birthday with a clear lung X-ray. Congratulations, Oliver – sending you hugs and the happiest birthday wishes!