After Surviving A Brain Tumor, Brannon Gives Hope to Kids

In the summer of 2014, Brannon’s parents couldn’t find a doctor who could explain their son’s frequent headaches and vomiting. When he woke up one morning and said he felt like his head was going to explode, his mother rushed … Read More

Carson is Writing His Own Story after Being Diagnosed with a Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

At Katrina’s 20 week ultrasound, doctors noticed something alarming: it appeared as if there was a mass on the baby’s lungs. Since they could not explain this finding further, her doctors told her to consider transferring to Lurie Children’s because … Read More

A Legacy of Heart Care

In honor of American Heart Month, we celebrate Dr. Willis J. Potts, a pioneer cardiac surgeon at Children’s Memorial Hospital (now Lurie Children’s). He became internationally known for his surgical creation of direct aortopulmonary connections for babies with severe cyanotic … Read More

Taking One Step at a Time: Charlotte’s Journey with Spina Bifida

Lindsay and Paul were ecstatic to find out they were expecting their first child. The couple had just bought their first home and were prepared for their future together as a family. Finding out the gender of their baby was … Read More

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

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