When Only The Best Will Do

When caregivers at a local hospital were unable to diagnose Connor’s recurring stomach pains, his parents brought him to Children’s.

photo of Connor

“I just called an ambulance to take your baby to Lurie Children’s”

"I don't want to freak you out, but I just called an ambulance to take your baby to Lurie Children's."

Healthy bones, healthy kids

When Matthew, a kid who would rather be outside than playing video games, complained of back and leg pains, his parents weren't satisfied with a doctor's "wait and see" approach. They turned to the experts in pediatric orthopedic care at Lurie Children's

Matthew

From surviving to thriving

Neuro-oncologist Natasha Pillay Smiley, DO, heads the new Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Survivorship Clinic, which addresses the late effects of treatment and quality of life issues that often affect brain tumor patients.

Natasha Pillay Smiley, MD

Gene therapy breakthrough ends lifelong transfusions

Lurie Children's is part of a groundbreaking international multicenter gene therapy clinical trial that shows promise in eliminating the need for children with thalassemia to undergo regular blood transfusions.

Jorge and Jullisa

Jacob and Lukas: Two in a Million

Jacob and Lukas Swanson, 3, are the only known twins in North America with the life-threatening liver disease biliary atresia.

Jacob and Lukas