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 →
Mackenzie Connerton sits in her room on the seventh floor of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin slathering red paint onto a small wooden birdhouse. Thick beads slowly stream down its small pitched roof. Just off to the side sit two other freshly painted birdhouses, a brightly colored Continue reading →
Last November, my husband and I found out we were expecting our fourth child. It seemed to be a normal pregnancy until our 20-week ultrasound when we discovered our son would be born with a serious congenital birth defect. We stayed with our obstetrician, who had delivered our Continue reading →
Steve, age 6, is a happy boy with a smile that lights up the room. He may not be able to run as fast or as long as other kids his age, but he enjoys hitting golf balls with his dad, spending time outdoors and playing with his friends at school.