Patient Stories

A Race Against Time

When he was just two months old, Brayden was fighting for his life -- and a whole team of caregivers at Texas Children’s was fighting right along with him.

Texas Children's Performs Life-saving Surgery Before Birth

Doctor's discovered a tumor that covered Arya's face while she was still in her mother's womb. Learn how Texas Children's performed the surgery that saved her life.

Texas Children’s physicians treat rare disease

By the time he was just three months old, Tate Tucker had suffered from a long list of infections, including fungal pneumonia. His local doctors and parents were baffled at first. What was making this baby boy so sick?

Hope Springs from Rare Diagnosis

Six-year-old Deconc Bradley keeps smiling through Jarcho-Levin Syndrome, a rare genetic condition that comes with a grim diagnosis.

Eden's Story: A Cancer with No Name

When Eden was diagnosed with a form of cancer no one had ever seen before, her family knew they needed Texas Children's.

Getting It All Back: Extracurricular Activities Return for Many Cancer Patients

After receiving care at Texas Children’s, it wasn’t long before Laurel Batchelder started back to school and became involved in her normal extracurricular activities.

Texas Children's Cancer Center Steps in to Save a Young Family

Texas Children’s outsmarted a “tricky” blood disorder to save Brooke’s life.

One Family's Loss Sparks Charitable Giving

After losing their daughter, Vanessa, to a heart defect, this family started a foundation to help cardiac patients at Texas Children’s.

Rocky Start—Smooth Landing

The first few months of Audrey Patrick’s life were spent in the NICU. Today, she is growing and thriving.

A Mother's Intuition

In a very short period of time, Hannah went from being a healthy toddler to being unable to walk. Read about her journey back to good health.

Help for a Young Hero with Half a Heart

Aiden Rodgers—a young hero with half a heart—beats the odds, with help from Texas Children’s Hospital.

Texas Children's Emergency Care Saves a Young Life

Texas Children’s got Madeline back in the saddle again after she was seriously injured by a horse.

Childhood Cancer Patient Turns Firefighter

Eric Juergen was 2 years old when his sitter noticed one day that he wasn’t in the mood to eat or play—he just wasn’t acting like himself. A visit to the pediatrician’s office ultimately led the family to Texas Children’s Hospital.

Conroe Family Overcomes a Leukemia Diagnosis

Brandi and Kevin Cox never imagined it would happen to their child—but a cancer diagnosis was unfortunately in the cards for this family.

A Double Miracle

One family fights breast cancer and a heart transplant

Complex Disorder Doesn’t Stop This Cool Kid

You can’t ignore Ryan’s warm smile, big personality and cool orange glasses—even in the face of mitochondrial disease.

Kangaroo Crew to the Rescue

A serious scare resulted in an emergency transport and 10 days at Texas Children’s Hospital.

NICU Staff Saves Tiny Lives

Caroline Cooper was born weighing 1 pound, 14 ounces. Today, Caroline is a spunky 3½ year old—thanks to Texas Children’s.

Overcoming the Odds

Riley has battled a variety of ailments including cerebral palsy, epilepsy and a brain malformation. Today, she is a happy child. While her health may always be fragile, her family is grateful that her diagnosis remains stable.

Wise Beyond her Years

A battle with cancer already behind her, 8-year-old Avaya truly realizes how blessed she is to be enjoying such an active and healthy life.

Batten Disease Diagnosis Sparks Family’s Advocacy

Herndon began to hold his books close to his face. He then struggled to know what color things were. These were the signs that warned of something serious.

All We Needed to Keep Her Safe

Even before she was born, Verity's parents were preparing for life with a wheelchair and possibly a feeding tube. Learn what their life is like today.

Compassion During an Unexpected Tragedy

A grave diagnosis during the holiday season brings joy in a different way.

Carefully Monitored Pregnancy Results in Healthy Baby

At 32 weeks into her pregnancy, pediatric nurse Christie Husband learned that her unborn baby had only one kidney. Texas Children’s stepped in to provide just the right care.

Open heart surgery at four days old

Born with a life-threatening condition, Stockton’s life was in jeopardy. At four days old, he underwent his first open heart surgery. Read Stockton’s story.

Discovering Good in the Midst of Difficulties

Tracey and Xavius Parker encountered quality, family-centered care during their child’s life-threatening illness.

The Watson Family Puts a Face on Juvenile Batten Disease

This family turned to Texas Children’s for help in their battle against batten disease.

Noah and Sammy's Story

When Noah and Sammy were released from the hospital, they still had a lot of work ahead of them, especially when it came to different kinds of therapy.

Papas and Pizzas: Bonding Over NICU Experiences

A brave father starts a support group for fathers with children in the NICU.

More Miracles Are on the Way

Keller's mother knew something was wrong, and by the time they arrived at St. Luke’s, Keller's lips had turned blue. As told by Kristina, Keller's mother.

“Now every day is the best day of our lives!”

Victoria was 18 months old when she began her battle against cancer. She was victorious in that battle because she received the very best care -- and because of the support of friends like you.

Innovative Heart Procedure Saves a Baby's Life

Born three months early, Kaylin also had three heart defects. It was touch and go until doctors at Texas Children's performed an innovative procedure that saved her life.

A Second Chance at Life

As their baby, Parson Blue, struggled to breathe, her parents knew something was wrong. They never dreamed she would need a lung transplant to save her life.

Texas Children's Transplant Team Saves Peyton

Three years ago, Peyton was fighting for her life as she awaited a liver transplant. Today, she is happy and healthy. Learn what happened in between.

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