Born a Fighter: After Open-Heart Surgeries, Winston Thrives

On March 16, 2017, Lauren gave birth to a baby boy named Winston, and for a few hours, everything was fine. Within 24 hours, however, Winston was brought to the NICU, where an echocardiogram of his heart confirmed it was … Read More

Born with Three Congenital Heart Defects Today Oliver Thrives

Concerned with her two-week-old son, Oliver’s feeding, Olivia Craig made an appointment with the pediatrician. She never imagined that her newborn son would be diagnosed with a congenital heart defect let alone three. During the appointment, a nurse practitioner and … Read More

Groundbreaking Spinal Muscular Atrophy Study Helps Maisy Make Slow and Steady Gains

Every four months, Maisy, 2 ½, travels with her mom and dad seven hours from Underwood, Iowa to Lurie Children’s. They make this trek because Maisy is part of a groundbreaking spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) clinical trial run by Nancy … Read More

Leukemia Patient Donates 1,000 Gift Cards to Lurie Children’s

At just 9 years old, Benjamin Burke has already earned the title of philanthropist. This holiday season, the young leukemia patient is making a difference with a gift of 1,000 gift cards for patients at Lurie Children’s. Just days after … Read More

Family Travels Thousands of Miles for Life-Saving Surgery at Lurie Children’s

For years, Victoria and Andrew Humphreys of Coraki, Australia, sought answers, a proper diagnosis and care for their daughter Paige. Their quest led them around the world to Lurie Children’s. At four years old, Paige, now 10, was diagnosed with … Read More

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