Patient Stories

Posted on Aug 01,2018

Cutting-Edge Hip Surgery Puts Teen Back in the Game

After diagnosed with a hip condition that occurs in growing teens, Christopher met with Drew Warnick, M.D., an expert in orthopedics, who performed a cutting-edge surgery and got Christopher back to his normal life.

Posted on Jul 31,2018

Seeing Beyond an Infection

After headaches worsened, Matthew visited the experts at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital where they discovered an infection on his brain and quickly went to work.

Posted on Jul 17,2018

Life-saving Training for Lucciano

Parents go through special simulation training for their medically complex child—and wind up using their skills in an actual medical emergency.

Posted on Jun 20,2018

Lorenzo’s Light

From the tiniest preemie diapers to large and grateful hearts – a family with history at Johns Hopkins All Children’s has some encouraging words for those experiencing tough times.

Posted on Jun 19,2018

Through Teamwork, Sickle Cell Disease Strikes Out

Joao was only six-months old when he experienced his first sickle cell crisis. Today, the high-spirited 9-year-old visits Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital several times a week where he receives treatment for sickle cell disease.

Posted on Jun 07,2018

Bella vs. Brain Tumor

Bella, diagnosed with medulloblastoma, enrolls in a research study and fights back with the help of many teams from the Institute for Brain Protection Sciences.

Posted on Jun 05,2018

Fear, Hope and … A Future for Teagan

An injured child and a worried mom find help at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital.

Posted on May 30,2018

A Patient and Doctor Bond in Battle Against Leukemia

Jasmine, diagnosed with Burkitt leukemia at 15, bonds with her oncologist, a cancer survivor himself who was diagnosed right around the same age as Jasmine.

Posted on May 22,2018

Newborn Nectar

Mother’s own milk is proving to be the best medicine for low-weight preemies.

Posted on May 15,2018

Stroke in a Child?

May is National Stroke Awareness Month, a good time to remember anyone can have a stroke.

Posted on May 11,2018

Born at 1.1 Pounds, She's Headed Home

A premature baby meets many challenges as she gets ready to finally leave the hospital.

Posted on May 10,2018

A Day in the Life of Child Life

Child Life specialists help to change the experience for children who are hospitalized, turning fear into courage, and clearing a path for wellness.

Posted on Apr 13,2018

Fragile Cargo

A doctor and his team go the extra mile to improve the odds for a baby with life-threatening congenital diaphragmatic hernia

Posted on Apr 11,2018

Early Birth, Extraordinary Care

Born prematurely at 31 weeks with Down syndrome, Kassi’s troubles were just beginning. She faced heart issues, breathing problems, kidney disease and feeding issues. But with a determined family and a hospital dedicated to caring for children with complex health issues, Kassi’s outlook is bright. The Johns Hopkins All Children’s Fetal, Maternal & Neonatal Institute managed and coordinated her early care, working to build her strength and size so she could thrive on her own.

Posted on Mar 27,2018

A Gift for Babies’ Sake

A generous donation to Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital will improve care for infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome.

Posted on Feb 15,2018

The Birthday Boys

A first birthday is especially sweet for three babies born with life-threatening congenital diaphragmatic hernia.

Posted on Feb 14,2018

Home Is Where the Heart Is

A mother, a hospital and a medical foster family help a child recover from a heart transplant and start life with loving support.

Posted on Feb 07,2018

Counting Heartbeats

How a simple but revolutionary heart monitoring program is proving to be a game changer.

Posted on Feb 02,2018

How Illness Impacts Sibling Relationships

When one child gets sick, sibling bonds can deepen.

Posted on Nov 28,2017

Johns Hopkins All Children's Is Healing Beyond Borders

For Florence, a regular visit to her obstetrician in Guatemala City for an ultrasound at 31 weeks brought a diagnosis that changed everything. Oligohydramnios, pronounced ah-ligo-hi-dram-nee-os, is diagnosed in about 4 percent of pregnancies when the woman has a low level of amniotic fluid. Her neonatologist recommended transferring her to Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital for the best chance of saving her baby’s life.

Posted on Nov 24,2017

Neurosurgeon George Jallo Removes Tricky Tumor From Epilepsy Patient

When no one in South Florida was willing to remove Christina’s brain tumor, her mom found Johns Hopkins All Children’s Institute for Brain Protection Sciences and the neurosurgery team led by George Jallo.

Posted on Nov 07,2017

Meet Audrina, Johns Hopkins All Children's Heart Patient

Audrina was diagnosed with Truncus Arteriosus and is likely to undergo numerous heart procedures in the coming years.