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Jase's Journey with Neurofibromatosis

Posted on February 24, 2021
Jase is an effervescent 5-year-old who has a genetic condition called neurofibromatosis type 1. When he was about to turn 4, an MRI scan revealed a problem that would change his life dramatically.

Baba’s Eye

Posted on February 23, 2021
Baba Wilhm, who has been a fetal sonographer for more than 40 years, uses her keen eye and deep understanding of both congenital heart disease and fetal physiology to pick up on signs of rare congenital anomalies that are often difficult to detect.

Olive’s Epic Journey

Posted on February 16, 2021
Olive was born with a heart defect, and after two surgeries to repair her heart — the first when she was 2 months old — the 4-year-old is charting her own course, with an epic soundtrack to match.

Dream Realized

Posted on February 09, 2021
Baby Dream was just over a month old when she was diagnosed with serious conditions affecting her heart and her liver. After several months of multidisciplinary care that has included two surgeries, she is happy and thriving — breathing better, playing harder, and forming her first words.

Willow’s Winning Year

Posted on December 22, 2020
Three years after going viral on her birthday when a hurricane interrupted at Johns Hopkins All Children’s, Willow turned 6 (and still loves Frozen).

Starting a New Tradition

Posted on December 18, 2020
In 2021, the organizers of two established fundraising events — VIP Auction and Charity Ball — will join forces to create a new event to support children who receive care at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital.

Nurse Once on “Death’s Doorstep” Learns Alongside Team that Saved Her

Posted on December 17, 2020
As part of the hospital’s Pediatric RN Residency Program, Hannah Ryan learned from the team that had saved her life as a child and inspired her to pursue a career in nursing.

A Heart Healed

Posted on December 09, 2020
Five-month-old Lukas is on the road to a promising recovery with care from the multidisciplinary team in the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Heart Institute.

Donor Supports Life-Changing Learning

Posted on December 02, 2020
Throughout Dorothy Dunn’s life, service to others was a guiding principle. The long-time elementary school teacher’s dedication to children’s well-being will long outlive her, thanks to the legacy she built.

A Rare Brain Bleed Changes Everything for a Young Athlete

Posted on December 01, 2020
A talented young teen faces a life change after suffering bleeding in her brain. Learn more about 14-year-old Ashley’s inspiring story.

Experience Allows Nurse to Connect with Kids

Posted on November 25, 2020
Once a neurosurgery patient, Nathan Jones, R.N., is now a pediatric intensive care unit nurse at Johns Hopkins All Children’s, the very same hospital where he had with a rare benign bone tumor removed in 2001. He shares his experience with patients in the PICU who may be feeling anxious, to help them feel more at ease.

Thankful For Kelsie

Posted on November 24, 2020
8-year-old Kelsie was diagnosed as a newborn with cystic fibrosis. Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital has been a partner in Kelsie’s life ever since, with highly specialized care from the hospital’s Cystic Fibrosis Center.

Jimmy’s Story: Treating Epilepsy with Laser Ablation Surgery

Posted on November 18, 2020
Jimmy, who began having seizures about five years ago, is the first patient at Johns Hopkins All Children’s to be treated for epilepsy with this surgical procedure.

A Mother’s Warning – Take COVID-19 Seriously

Posted on October 20, 2020
It started with an aching neck and a fever, but doctors soon realized Alex had multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children, or MIS-C, a condition that may occur in children who had COVID-19.

New Study Seeks to Smoke Out the Real Damage Vaping may be doing to Kids

Posted on October 09, 2020
One in four high school students in the United States reports vaping. Physicians at Johns Hopkins All Children’s recently launched a study to better determine just how toxic vaping is to children.

Hope Close to Home

Posted on October 06, 2020
Expert diagnosis of a serious respiratory condition and life-changing care helped Michael and his family breathe easier.

The Next Generation of Fundraisers

Posted on September 29, 2020
Kids are taking charge to raise money for their peers.

Dr. Benjamin Oshrine Connects with Cancer Patients

Posted on September 25, 2020
Dr. Benjamin Oshrine finds inspiration in the connections he makes with patients and families as Division Chief of the hospital’s blood and marrow transplantation program.

Protecting Mental Health During a Pandemic

Posted on September 22, 2020
Providers in the Center for Behavioral Health have been using telemedicine to see patients during the COVID-19 pandemic, supporting children and teens’ mental health in a new way.

Cannon's Long Journey

Posted on September 16, 2020
Cannon was born at 22 weeks and after a long road — 11 months in the hospital and 12 surgeries — he’s home with his family and celebrated his first birthday.

Alex’s Awakening

Posted on September 08, 2020
How a vaping habit and a pandemic may have contributed to a teenager’s brush with death.

Gabriel’s Journey

Posted on August 06, 2020
At 18 months, Gabriel wasn’t talking, eating solid foods, or drinking much formula, but he’s made great strides with the help of the speech and feeding therapists at Johns Hopkins All Children’s.

Harper Smiles with The Help of the Cleft and Craniofacial Team

Posted on July 30, 2020
Melissa was treated for cleft lip at Johns Hopkins All Children’s as a child, returning as an adult when her daughter Harper needed treatment for the same condition. The family has found the care and support they needed with the hospital’s cleft and craniofacial team.

Tracheosaurus Baby Triumphs

Posted on July 29, 2020
Aiden, who weighed a little over a pound when he was born, would need a tracheostomy to help him breathe. Within a week of his surgery, he began to smile for the first time.

Creative Telemedicine Helps Leliana Taste Success

Posted on July 16, 2020
With a little creativity, therapists at Johns Hopkins All Children’s are using telemedicine so patients like Leliana can continue to receive the care they need from home.

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