How a Nurse Practitioner Helps Families Navigate Life with Congenital Heart Disease, With the Benefit of Lifelong Research

By Michelle Steltzer, CPNP-AC/PC Nurse Practitioner, Cardiology Program Coordinator for the Single Ventricle Center of Excellence My connection to congenital heart disease (CHD) has been lifelong. Born in 1970, I was third of four children. My parents at the time … Read More

Hero’s Heart – A Fight Against Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome

Hypoplastic left heart syndrome. That was a term Catherine Campbell had never heard before her son, Idris “Hero,” was born on March 15, 2015. “He was born a healthy, 8lb, 15 oz., baby boy- scoring high on the apgar test, … Read More

Father Battling Aggressive Cancer Sees Son Receive Life-Saving Kidney Transplant from High School Classmate

Born with primary hyperoxaluria, a rare kidney disease, Miles Wagner, 2, who is followed by Craig Langman, MD, Division Head of Kidney Diseases at Lurie Children’s, was in need of a life-saving kidney transplant. Miles’ condition had already caused him … Read More

Renowned Expert in Pediatric Cardiology Joins Lurie Children’s to Lead the Heart Center

This past summer, internationally renowned pediatric cardiologist Stuart Berger, MD, joined Lurie Children’s as the Executive Director of the Heart Center. He also will serve as Vice Chair of the Department of Pediatrics focusing on clinical operations. Berger will also … Read More

Past, Present, Future — A Love Letter To Our Neuro-Oncologist

Ellie Ewoldt, mom to brain tumor patient Chase Ewoldt, shares a letter below she wrote to Rishi Lulla, MD, Neuro-oncologist. Recently, Chase entered the STAR Program –  Survivors Taking Action and Responsibility.   Wednesday, January 25, 2017 marked the end … Read More

Patient Implanted with Total Artificial Heart

Eleven-year-old Jaheim Whigham of Illinois is the world’s smallest person – and one of 40 worldwide — to receive the 50cc SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart (TAH-t). This device is the smaller version of the 70cc TAH-t which received FDA … Read More

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