A distraught kindergartner clenches her fists and gets an angry look on her face. Crying, she stands up and pushes over several chairs that crash to the floor as her classmates turn to look. Then she runs out of the classroom. Continue reading →
Caroline Abbott is a high-energy, outgoing kid who loves her friends, doing gymnastics and playing volleyball. But for 10 months, her persistent stomach pain had her parents worried and — even worse — turned Caroline into a quieter, less active version of herself. Continue reading →
The day before Valentine’s Day 2014 is a day Elizabeth Dukish won’t ever forget. It was a cold, snowless Thursday in Fond du Lac. It was her birthday and she had taken off work. And it was the day her daughter’s seizures started. Continue reading →
When 18-year-old Amber Pflughoeft walks across the stage at her graduation from West Bend West High School, she’ll be defying more than a few odds. Amber has survived stage 4 osteosarcoma — bone cancer — and is graduating on time with her class despite missing hundreds of days of school over the past eight years. Continue reading →
How can something be selfless and selfish at the very same time? Sounds impossible, doesn’t it? It’s not.
In a study on charitable giving, researchers found that when people donate to a worthy cause, the pleasure center of the brain lights up. There is no more worthy cause than Children’s Hospital Continue reading →
Losing a child is the most devastating event a parent will ever face. Although everyone handles their grief differently, having a supportive community is critical. That’s why Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin created Text for Hope, a first-of-its-kind service that provides support to grieving families by offering comfort, community and reminders that they are not forgotten. Continue reading →
It was a late night in December 2007 and 37-year-old Jenni Sego was at work when a coworker who was training to be a nurse asked to take her blood pressure to practice. Jenni said sure.
“I knew it was going to be high. I work third shift, I have three kids and I don’t sleep,” said Jenni. “She took it multiple times and it kept coming back 200/100. I just kept making up excuses because I felt fine. She said I really needed to go to the doctor.” Continue reading →
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 →