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Bri Whitbread first landed in the hospital at age 14. She hadn’t eaten in days. Her blood pressure and heart rate levels were plummeting, putting her at risk for heart failure. It was the first episode in a struggle that would ricochet Bri from one inpatient psych unit to another for more than four years.
Evelyn Steppig was born with a condition called omphalocele, a birth defect of the abdominal wall. She spent the first eight months of her life at Children’s Hospital Colorado, with seven of those months in the NICU.
Mariel Corbitt had an autoimmune condition called Sjogren's syndrome. This condition caused her baby girl, still in utero, to begin having problems. Mariel's daughter's heartbeat dropped to half its previous rate and caused a scare. After birth, the baby was given a pacemaker and is now thriving.
Leela is a feisty 19-month-old who can feed herself, pick up little things and brush her own hair. Her parents deeply value each of these abilities as they were all once deemed potentially impossible for Leela. Read her story.
Cari McCoy tells her baby's story of supraventricular tachycardia (or SVT), a congenital heart defect in which the heart muscles are working overtime and, often, uncontrollably.
Hear one family’s compelling story about how a focus on practice and preparation allows the Heart Institute at Children's Hospital Colorado to save the lives of children requiring immediate and critical care throughout Colorado and the surrounding region.
Tap, jazz, ballet and modern – ballerina Caroline Cappelletti dances more than 30 hours a week to perfect her skill. She wasn't going to let a diagnosis of surgical scoliosis keep her from center stage.
Pediatric nephrologists identified a life-saving thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) diagnosis and treatment plan that beat all odds for a now 3-year-old girl named Adeline.
Mathew has Klinefelter syndrome, or XXY, the result of an extra X chromosome that can lead to hormone deficiencies, learning delays and more.
Learn how a multidisciplinary team helped the Sharpe family develop an in-home care routine to help end midnight runs to the hospital.
Read about a mother's journey when her child was treated for a disorder of sexual development (DSD) and the one-of-a-kind patient advocacy program her family embraced.
Ewing's sarcoma didn't halt Martha's adventures. Shortly after completing chemo, she ran a 10k and rode in the Courage Classic. Read her story.
Find out how Drs. Foreman and Mulcahy-Levy researched a new drug to treat a tumor in Cash’s brain.
This family has been through a lot but they now have a healthy, young boy. David was born with Meconium aspiration. His lungs were full of a dark fluid and had left David unable to breathe, which quickly led to hypoxic brain damage. Brain Cooling was immediately started and helped him.
Amanda heard rumors about low survival rates for hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Here, doctors gave her son a 90% chance of survival.
Learn how participating in our Neuroscience Institute's nusinersen research trial has helped treat Lexi's Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA).
Our doctors are using pediatric transnasal endoscopy (TNE) to monitor and treat eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) in children. Read Haylie’s story.
Nicole Shore had enough to worry about when she and her husband Ari found out they were having twins. She worried about what would happen after she delivered, not before. But when the contractions came on hard at 22 weeks, she worried. Nicole’s twins had developed twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS).
Because of new legislature, Sara Hunziker received a pulse oximetry screening after 24 hours of being born. Find out why this test ended up saving her life.
Watch the Miller family's interview about how the Colorado Fetal Care Center saved their twins' lives after a twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) diagnosis.