10 years later, Midwest’s first-ever Berlin heart patient still going strong

10 years later, Midwest’s first-ever Berlin heart patient still going strong

(From left) Suzie Zobrist, RN; Jennifer Dunham-Ingle, PA-C; Michael Madrzak, PA-C; Vince Forseth; Maryanne Kessel, MBA, RN, executive director of the Herma Heart Center; Terry Forseth; Lori Grade, RN; and Dawn Forseth gathered recently at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin’s Herma Heart Center for the 10th anniversary of Vince’s heart transplant.

It was a happy reunion recently in our Herma Heart Center at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Vince Forseth, a strapping 17-year-old high school junior, and his parents, Terry and Dawn, got Continue reading →

Miracle Marathon: Mom shares how Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin helped her family

Michelle's children, Katie and Matthew, are patients at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.

Michelle’s children, Katie and Matthew, are patients at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

I’m not sure what our lives would be like without Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Not only have my children and myself had lifesaving interventions here, but we have also been truly touched by our compassionate providers who have helped us through our darkest hours. It is traumatic to find Continue reading →

Mom uses CPR to save child’s life, doctors discover hole in heart

Mom shares story of how she used CPR to save her daughter’s life

12-year-old Kylie recovering from heart surgery with her mom at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

I got trained in CPR because my job as a child care provider required it. But I never dreamed that the first time I actually used it would be on my own daughter.

It all happened just a few weeks ago, when my 12-year-old daughter, Kylie, stopped by the Continue reading →

Day in the life: My daughter has cancer

Day in the life: My daughter has cancer

Peyton was diagnosed with stage 2B Hodgkin’s Lymphoma on April 10, 2015.

My daughter, Peyton, is 11 years old. The week she has chemo is the week she’s usually at her dad’s house. Brian and I share 50-50 custody, and switch off week to week, always on a Friday. So he prepares her that week, reminding her that chemo is coming up so that it Continue reading →

Inspiring video shows Ashton’s triumphant battle against childhood cancer

When our son, Ashton, was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma at just 2 years old, we felt the same shock and sadness that any parents would. Our hearts were heavy and our anxiety high. We didn’t know how we were going to make it through.

But watching Ashton progress from the first day he was admitted until the day he was discharged was an indescribable feeling. My husband, Ko, and I saw every day how tough he Continue reading →