Carson is Writing His Own Story after Being Diagnosed with a Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

At Katrina’s 20 week ultrasound, doctors noticed something alarming: it appeared as if there was a mass on the baby’s lungs. Since they could not explain this finding further, her doctors told her to consider transferring to Lurie Children’s because … Read More

Taking One Step at a Time: Charlotte’s Journey with Spina Bifida

Lindsay and Paul were ecstatic to find out they were expecting their first child. The couple had just bought their first home and were prepared for their future together as a family. Finding out the gender of their baby was … Read More

Virginia Baby with Life-Threatening Heart Defect Beats the Odds at Lurie Children’s

When Mackenzie Janin of Norfolk, Virginia, was expecting her first child, she was told her child may or may not survive delivery. In-utero, the baby was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect known as tetralogy of Fallot with pulmonary atresia … Read More

Letting Kids be Kids: Meet Lurie Children’s Activity Coordinators

Childhood is a season of life where exploration, growth and creativity are necessary for self-development and social inclusion. Lurie Children’s integrates play and learning opportunities for patients and siblings at the main hospital and Lincoln Park outpatient location. Special events, … Read More

Toddler with Brain on Fire Disease Thrives with Expert Care

Doctors were stumped to find the cause of Grace’s seizures. “She was a puzzle,” said Grace’s mother, Erin. “She was a month away from turning three, and out of nowhere, she started having unexplainable seizures.” As Grace’s seizures escalated in … Read More

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