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 Gland 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

Diagnosed with a Teratoma Juliana Breathes Easier Thanks to Pediatric Surgery

Jeffrey and Diana’s 20 month old daughter Juliana had ongoing fevers, chest pain, and abdominal pain. “For several months, Juliana was vomiting, had difficulty breathing, and was lethargic with almost no energy,” Diana said. “Something was definitely wrong with her, … Read More

After Surviving Two Strokes Lia Dances for Kids Like Her

At just three years old, Lia Padilla endured not one but two strokes. In 2017, Lia celebrated the New Year with family and friends but on January 2 she suffered a stroke. After being misdiagnosed by another hospital, Lia’s parents … Read More

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