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

Helping Mariah Be Mariah – Child Life Helps Normalize Hospital for Young Teen

Mariah was in fifth grade when she began suffering from severe gastrointestinal issues. Extreme constipation caused near-constant hospital visits for nearly 10 months, and her stomach was so distended that she developed arthritis in her joints. No matter what she … Read More

Multidisciplinary Care Helps Paola Overcome Rare Adrenal Glad Cancer

Paola Castrejon was just two years old when her parents, Yoleveth and Pablo Cuevas, rushed her to the emergency room at Lurie Children’s for severe abdominal pain. That pain turned out to be the result of a ruptured tumor of … Read More

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