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“Career-ending” – that was Kiana’s initial diagnosis when her back spasmed so severely that her muscle protruded two inches from her left side. But, for this competitive swimmer, career-ending was not an option.
16-year-old Garrison Hayes was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, bone cancer, at 6 years old. Learn how he continues to race towards his dream of making it to the Paralympic Games.
After diagnosing 6-year-old Devan Ortiz with x-linked adrenoleukodystrophy (X-ALD), bone marrow transplant physician Dr. Ralph Quinones used genealogy to catch it in his cousin, Cole Chavez, helping to save Cole's life.
Sometimes injuries can be more severe than they first appear. Learn how high school athletic trainer Matt Brewer helped Cole Jones get the care he needed to recover from a severe shoulder injury that occurred during his wrestling match.
Truett Rosenlund has a rare, unknown, neuromuscular disease that has left him paralyzed from the neck down with nerve damage, and requires a tracheostomy with a ventilator and oxygen to breathe. Learn about his family's journey.
Sam Baker was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, the most common type of bone cancer, before entering his senior year of high school. Learn how he partnered with his orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Travis Heare, to determine the right surgery for him.
Anneliese was born six weeks early with critical medical issues. She had respiratory failure and needed mechanical ventilation to support her breathing, as well as issues with her heart, hearing and vision. Read about her journey in our neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).
When Janelle and Mario Jackson learned their son Jaden had a congenital heart defect, there was a lot of uncertainty. Learn how they worked with our experts to ensure he received the best start toward a healthy life.
Jacob was diagnosed with kidney failure at birth, and after 10 healthy years, he started to lose kidney function. Learn about his life-saving transplant at 10 years old when his mom chose to donate her kidney.
"Kids don't have strokes," said Marty Mattei, Sam's dad, recalling his disbelief when doctors diagnosed Sam's dizzy spell on the ski slope as a stroke. Learn how our experts are researching pediatric stokes to improve care for children who once had no hope of survival.
Ten-year-old Charlie Meserve suffers from cystic fibrosis. But a new drug and the discovery of a bacterium found only in CF patients might help Charlie.
Read more about Paige, an athlete who's potential was unlocked through surgery at the Orthopedic Institute at Children's Hospital Colorado.
At just 5 months, our little Nora was diagnosed with congenital scoliosis. Eventually Nora needed surgery to correct the curve in her spine. Read our story.
Madison Kitchen spent two years searching for a cure to her unresolved ankle pain - her and her family found the answer at Children's Hospital Colorado.
At 11, Jessie was diagnosed with idiopathic scoliosis. At 14, she had spine surgery at Children’s Colorado. Now, she’s a star athlete. Read her story.
Jennifer is a current employee at Children's Colorado. She was once a patient of the Orthopedic Institute.
Read Whitney's story of getting better at Children's Hospital Colorado after a cheerleading accident left her with multiple seizures a day.
Read about how CPR from a friend saved Nathan Broderick's life at childrenscolorado.org
Shortly after her birth, Juniper was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy, a disease that was weakening and enlarging the two lower chambers of her heart. She was fitted with the Berlin Heart at Children's Colorado and was the youngest recipient of this device.
Isabella was born with a large U-shaped cleft palate. Read about her journey with the Cleft Lip and Palate Clinic at Children's Colorado.