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Giving families the best possible experience is the core of Lurie Children's mission. Our inspirational patient stories drive us to continue to provide high-quality, pediatric care for every family that walks through our door. Hear more from our patients and their families here.
Four years ago, Aidan was struck by a car on his bike and rushed to Lurie Children’s with critical injuries to his spine and vital organs. After his recovery, he completed his first Chicago Marathon with Team Lurie Children’s in 2021.
With the expertise and support of Dr. Shaaban and Lurie Children's Chicago Institue for Fetal Health, Annie gave birth to Emmie and Gracie. Today, the girls are healthy and living life to the fullest.
After being diagnosed with ADHD, Leo began working Lurie Children's Dr. John Parkhurst. Through therapy, Leo learned how to harness his skills and strengths to better communicate with his family and friends.
In 2021, 13-year-old Isabella started suffering from chronic nerve pain across her entire body. While the road to diagnosis took time, her eventual outcome thanks to Neurosurgeon Dr. Jeffrey Raskin was a life-changing one.
While pregnant with triplets, Brooke was diagnosed with a condition called sIUGR and needed urgent care. Despite their rocky start, all three boys have grown into happy and healthy toddlers.
The Chicago Institute for Fetal Health at Lurie Children’s was able to perform fetoscopic surgery on pregnant Alyssa. Nearly two years later, baby Mila is a healthy and happy toddler taking her first steps with a walker.
After Elizabeth's diagnosis of Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS) during pregnancy, her team of specialists moved forward with surgery to normalize her amniotic fluid and ensure the safety of her babies in utero.
Lurie Children's pediatric ENT surgeons performed a rare and complicated procedure called Cricoid Split to repair Oliver's airway so he could breathe on his own, avoiding a tracheostomy tube altogether.
After experiencing troubling and abnormal symptoms, Luna was rushed to her local hospital where a large mass was discovered on the left side of her brain.
Two-year-old Haytham had already overcome many challenges in his young life and needed a liver transplant. One altruistic stranger was a match.
Ella experienced repeat ear infections and seemed lethargic to her parents. When she began looking pale, her mom took her to their pediatrician.
Neither Ava’s mom, Michelle, nor Kendall say they will forget the day they heard a liver became available for both patients – from the same donor.