When Derell was 8 years old, he had trouble staying focused in school and following all the rules. He was repeatedly disciplined for fidgeting, tapping his pencil and talking out of turn. When he was finally suspended for disruptive behavior, Derell –– frustrated by the feeling that he couldn’t do anything right – lashed out at his teacher. Continue reading →
Jill Kocian will never forget the shock of panic that ripped through her as she saw her 10-year-old son, Nate, disappear under the water’s surface. Continue reading →
Amy McLain’s pregnancy was sailing along smoothly when she experienced every expectant mom’s biggest fear. Her 30-week ultrasound showed a problem — her baby’s brain was bleeding. Continue reading →
There are many ways Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin families show their support for the life-changing care their kids have received. These five families showed their gratitude by purchasing a Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin license plate. Continue reading →
It was a chilly November afternoon in 2017 and then 16-year-old Unique once again found herself in the Emergency Department at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. In fact, over the last few years of her life, Unique was going to the Emergency Department once or twice a month. Continue reading →
As you slip the virtual reality headset on, you are suddenly transported.
At first it’s exhilarating, even overwhelming, and you’re not sure how to maneuver through this foreign, virtual world. But it doesn’t take long Continue reading →
Gabe had always been a strong, healthy kid who rarely even caught a cold. At 5’10”, 240 lbs., he was a dedicated athlete who was excited to start his sophomore year playing offensive lineman for his high school football team. Between morning workouts in the weight room, afternoon football practice, and games for both the varsity and junior varsity teams, Gabe was exercising multiple times a day.
But as the fall of 2016 rolled on, the 16-year-old noticed that his bowel habits had changed. Continue reading →
January 19, 2018 was the scariest day of my life. That was the day that I thought I had lost my youngest child, Avaya, to the flu. As a mother of six children, none of whom had ever gotten a flu vaccination, I thought this was something that would never happen to my family. Then, it did, and it happened quickly. Continue reading →
Today, Julissa Ulloa-Lopez is a healthy 1-year-old who likes to be heard as much as she likes to be held. “You could say she is a momma’s girl,” said her mother, Ruth Lopez Deleon, through an interpreter. “She wants to be with me all the time, and she is always touching my face to make sure I’m really there.” Continue reading →