When kids have to spend hours in the hospital tethered to an IV pole, the tiniest bit of fun and freedom can make all the difference in the world.
Watching 10-month-old Marlowe Emrey crawl and play with her twin sister, Mabel, you would never know Marlowe was born with clubfoot. “Actually, it’s often Mabel who is trying to keep up with Marlowe,” said mom, Angie Emrey. Continue reading →
Students all across our country, including in Wisconsin, will observe the one-month anniversary of the senseless and heartbreaking deaths of 17 students and staff at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida in various ways. Continue reading →
When you first meet Odehn Tuma, there is nothing to suggest he’s anything but your typical 2-year-old boy. He’s fearless and full of energy. He loves basketball, football and baseball. His mom calls him a “sports fanatic.” His dad says he’s a “party animal.” Continue reading →
Benjamin Gino Seigel lived for just 17 days. During that time, he was surrounded by the love of his parents, Jenya Iuzzini-Seigel and Matt Seigel, legions of family and friends, and the care of doctors and nurses at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Also at the family’s side was Karen Continue reading →
Paula and Ben Sajdak felt more and more helpless as they watched their 3-year-old foster son Liam, full of anger and frustration, hit himself in the head and throw his toys across the room. Their concern grew to fear as he turned his aggressive behavior toward them and their 2-year-old son Continue reading →
On a late Sunday afternoon in early August, after a long, hot weekend of playing and swimming and running around, 10-year-old Henry Copps came home for dinner complaining of a stomach ache.
As active kids of that age are prone to the occasional stomach ache, Henry’s mother, Julie Continue reading →
Fourteen-year-old Da’Quan Nichols-Cox from Milwaukee was a smart, talented and loving kid who liked football, basketball and his English and math classes. He’s also a hero, according to his little brother.
On Nov. 21, 2015, Da’Quan died at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin from injuries sustained in a car accident. His mother, Inica, was faced with a question she never thought she’d be asked: “Do you want to donate your child’s organs?”
Overwhelmed with emotion, Inica sought input from her then 6-year-old son and 12-year-old daughter. They had Continue reading →
For parents of children with special health care needs, telling the story of their child’s care takes more than a thousand, or even tens of thousands of words. The web of care that supports their Continue reading →