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

Bringing Art to Life: Girl with Autoimmune Disorder Creates Custom Head and Neck Scarves Through Her Own Foundation

7-year-old Lurie Children’s patient, Rosie Quinn is full of determination, positivity and spunk. Rosie suffers from alopecia, an autoimmune disease that attacks hair follicles and prevents hair growth, resulting in baldness. Not having hair can often alter a child’s confidence … Read More

Childhood Cancer Survivor Stars as Tiny Tim in A Christmas Carol

In November 2007, at just nine-days-old, Paris Strickland, now 11, was diagnosed with stage 3 neuroblastoma, a rare cancerous tumor that begins in nerve tissue of infants and very young children. As a newborn Paris endured four months of intense chemotherapy … Read More

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