Prenatal Repair for Myelomeningocele Helps Baby Caleb Beat the Odds

As every mother wishes, Erika was hoping her baby was healthy and without complications during her routine ultrasound at 21 weeks. After a previous blood test had come back negative for neural tube defects, which would have pointed towards spina … Read More

Cancer Nurse Practitioner Reflects on Her Own Bone Marrow Transplant 18 Years Ago

Yali Derman, MSN, APN, CPNP-AC, CPHON, reflects on the 18th anniversary of her bone marrow transplant at Lurie Children’s (then Children’s Memorial). Today, Yali is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in the Division of Hematology/Oncology/Stem Cell Transplantation and works alongside many … Read More

Girl Waiting for Heart Transplant Has Two Birthday Wishes: To Meet Drake and To Get Her New Heart

Sofia Sanchez, from Downers Grove, IL, will be 11 on August 18 and has been waiting for a new heart at Lurie Children’s for the past several weeks. She has two wishes for her birthday: to get her new heart … Read More

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