Joey is now 20 months old.
On Dec. 13, 2011, my son Joseph “Joey” Raymond Esselmann was unexpectedly born at 26 weeks gestational age. He weighed 1 pound, 15 ¾ ounces and was 13 inches long.
The doctors were unsure if Joey would survive, and if he did, whether he would have long-term complications. He spent …Click here to continue reading
Sarah and her family are looking forward to Miracle Treat Day.
Like most 5-year-olds, my daughter Jordan is enjoying summer vacation. She’s taking tap and ballet classes and completed “safety city” training at the Franklin Recreation department. She graduated from Kindergarten Kick Start, a fun way to get ready for school in the fall. She’s also enjoying visits to the Milwaukee County Zoo and the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum with her little brother, Joseph, Jr. who we call “Deuce.”
Thursday, Aug. 8, we will be heading to our local Dairy Queen to purchase one of Jordan’s favorite things, DQ Blizzards. Why Aug. 8? Because participating area Dairy Queen stores will donate proceeds from every …Click here to continue reading
Peggy Troy with Dave Luczak and Carole Caine from 96.5 WKLH
Last week, during WKLH’s annual Dave & Carole Miracle Marathon for Children’s Hospital, we raised nearly $1.4 million. This was the 16th year we’ve had the privilege to hold this radiothon with 96.5 WKLH, which since its inception has raised more than $18 million for Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.
For two days each May, our lobby buzzes with activity as Dave Luczak and Carole …Click here to continue reading
Tune in to 96.5 WKLH May 23-24 to hear Emily’s story on the Dave & Carole Miracle Marathon for Children’s Hospital.
Hello, my name is Emily Venteicher. I’m 12 years old. On Feb. 13, 2013, I was taken by Flight for Life to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. I had gone skiing earlier that day. I went off a jump and fell on my head while not wearing a helmet. I had a brain injury called a subdural hematoma. That same night, I underwent surgery to alleviate the pressure on my brain. Six days later, I was released from the hospital and was able to return home to my family two months earlier than the …Click here to continue reading
Who would have known that the little girl who would rather play “doll hospital” than “house” would someday work in the #1 NICU in the country? Who would have known that the preteen girl obsessed with “Cherry Ames” nurse series of books would eventually work in the #1 NICU in the country? Who would have known that the NICU nurse would become …Click here to continue reading
Once an infant is stable, they may be transferred from our NICU to our NPCU.
The Neonatology Program at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin has seen many changes in the past several years. One notable change is the increase in the number of neonatal nurse practitioners now participating in patient care in both the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Newborn Progressive Care Unit.
A neonatal nurse practitioner is a registered nurse who has an advanced degree and special training in the care of …Click here to continue reading
I recently had an amazing opportunity to meet Emma and Ben who are both patients at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. We hung out together, shot the puck around and talked …Click here to continue reading
At Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, we are so grateful for our community partners. We are able to provide the best care to kids, thanks in large part to them.
One of our partners is IHOP and they’re celebrating National Pancake Day in a big way. From 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, IHOP restaurants across the country are hosting the nation’s largest pancake party. Guests can enjoy a free short stack …Click here to continue reading
Gamers rally friends and family members to sponsor their play.
Members of the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Teen Advisory Council, guided by Child Life specialists, recently participated in a 4-hour video game marathon through an organization called Extra Life. This group sponsors a 24-hour gaming marathon that supports local children’s hospitals and enables groups all over the U.S. to host their own gaming nights to raise money for children’s …Click here to continue reading
The United Way of Greater Milwaukee recently announced a $51.5 million goal for this year’s community campaign. I am proud to be serving as a co-chair for the campaign because I know the best way to build a strong community it to unite with people around three fundamental issues: education, income and health.
This is an opportunity to showcase Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin as a leader in advancing …Click here to continue reading