Multidisciplinary Care Helps Paola Overcome Rare Adrenal Glad 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

Lurie Children’s Recognized as Level 1 Pediatric Surgery Center – But What Does It Mean?

By Marleta Reynolds, MD, Surgeon-in-Chief; Chair, Department of Pediatric Surgery; Lydia J. Fredrickson Professor of Pediatric Surgery; Professor of Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine   It’s a badge of honor for sure. Lurie Children’s was among the first … Read More

Happy, Healthy and Hilarious – Boy Born with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Thrives Five Years Post Surgery

During a 26-week ultrasound, Lori’s doctor told her, “We need a further look.” It was during that further look that her unborn son, Garisen, was diagnosed with left congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH), a serious condition where a hole in the … Read More