Lurie Children’s Patient Cured by Bone Marrow Transplant Delivers Valedictorian Speech at University of San Francisco

“Would I be alive without my brother’s bone marrow?” is a question Samantha Phelan asks herself often. Recently, she posed the question as she delivered the valedictorian speech at the University of San Francisco, where she graduated in under three … Read More

Baby Girl Joins Twin Sister at Home after Fetal Surgeon Removes Her Life-Threatening Tumor

Twin sisters Jenessa and Genesis were delivered Dec. 19, but it wasn’t until June that parents Theodora and Epimenio were able to bring them home together for the first time, donning coordinating onesies and headbands. Just months earlier, the family … Read More

Hope in Midst of Tragedy for a Little Girl with a Rare Cancer

When Fionah Raymond was just 3-months-old, her ear began to bleed without stopping. This was initially thought to be related to an ear infection, but when the symptoms progressed despite treatment, it was later discovered to be a rare and … Read More

Cleft Lip on the Neck? Lurie Children’s Surgeon Corrects Girl’s Rare Condition

Everything about Sami’s pregnancy had gone smoothly, so when her second daughter was born, the delivery room doctor’s reaction was frightening. “The doctor held her out and said ‘oh no,’” Sami recalled. Her baby, Shiloh, had a small hole in … Read More

Lurie Children’s Prom 2019 – Written in the Stars

Once again our Children’s Programs Team hosted an unforgettable evening. Planned by our Activity Coordinators and Skylight TV team, this year’s prom Written in the Stars treated our teen patients to the full prom experience. The pre-prom prep included jewelry … Read More

Things Nicco Taught Me: One Father Reflects on Time With His Son

Nicco and Pete are a dynamic father and son duo who frequently visit Lurie Children’s for appointments and overnight stays. Nicco, 9, has Down syndrome and Hirschsprung’s disease, a condition that affects the large intestine as a result of missing … Read More

The Promise of Research: Conversation with Dr. Tom Shanley

The Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute, the research arm of Lurie Children’s, moved to its new home just blocks away from the hospital. It occupies floors 3, 4 and 10 in the brand new Louis A. Simpson and Kimberly K. … Read More

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