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

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

George Can See, Thanks to a Diligent Emergency Physician and Timely Surgery

The daughter of a blind mother and a legally blind godmother, Heather Sullivan grew up “witnessing the blind living in a sighted world,” she says. So, when her mother was visiting and took an accidental tumble with her three-month-old son, … 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

Gene Therapy and Fertility Preservation Give Sisters Hope for Future

When Laura and Christopher Jones traveled to an orphanage in China, they didn’t expect to come back with two children. When they met Zinnia and Lainee, however, they knew that even though they were not sisters, their bond was just … Read More

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