Featured Faces

Playing professional baseball was a lifelong dream. Working in the medical field is his life’s calling. Today his resume boasts both. No, this isn’t Field of Dreams. We’re not talking about Archibald “Moonlight” Graham, the outfielder and doctor from the › Continue Reading

AJ Prickel is not officially a superhero. But it’s easy to see how he could be mistaken for one. AJ – who is an RN in our Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) – wears a superhero t-shirt for every shift. › Continue Reading

The tradition of Opening Day is a big deal in Cincinnati. The return of baseball is treated as a holiday and Reds fans celebrate accordingly. So when one local family couldn’t make the celebration downtown yesterday, they brought the celebration › Continue Reading

The Hanke Family (L to R): Maura, Sam, Charlie (pictured in frame), Annie Elizabeth, and Owen. Of the tragedies a parent can endure, perhaps none is more heart wrenching than the sudden loss of a child.  No matter the age, › Continue Reading

On October 16, 2010, my son Emmett became ill. He was coughing, lethargic, and had a fever with very little desire to eat. Concerned, my husband Michael took him to a local pediatric urgent care in our home town of Phoenix, Arizona. Emmett was assessed and › Continue Reading

I remember very clearly the day I chose to be an advocate for my son. We were at a neurology appointment, which in those days came every week or two as we tried desperately to get our hands on the › Continue Reading

Our son Adam (far left in the photo above), a high school swimmer and childhood soccer player, began complaining of knee pain in January 2010. This is not unusual among swimmers (or soccer players for that matter) – they swim › Continue Reading

Honoring Regan

Each year, heading into the fall, we get really excited about Cincinnati Walks for Kids. It’s a seriously fun event. If you’ve never participated, I encourage you to do so – the event has an energy that you just have › Continue Reading

Leaving Home

Leaving home to travel for a family member’s medical care is a difficult decision to make, but for so many of the families who choose to make a trip to Cincinnati Children’s, the right care makes the decision easier. And › Continue Reading

Within the span of eight months, my husband Justin and I lost both of our boys to a condition called hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis or HLH. I often say that we have lived through every parent’s worst nightmare. Twice. Today, in July › Continue Reading

In celebration of Father’s Day, we’d like to take a few minutes to honor the fathers of our patients. I had the pleasure of meeting one particular dad this week, many people told me he’s a “Super Dad” – and › Continue Reading

Meet Spencer. He is a super smart, always energetic 6 year old boy with a big personality. He, along with six other Cincinnati Children’s patients, recently participated in a photo shoot to capture the images for our new advertising campaign that › Continue Reading

When Alex Jofriet was nine years old, his weight dropped to 50 pounds. At first his parents thought he was simply a picky eater, but he was sick and in pain all of the time. Doctors ultimately diagnosed him with › Continue Reading

A road trip from Toronto to Sacramento by way of Calgary, Minnesota, Dayton and Cincinnati is certainly not the fastest route to take, but then, my trip wasn’t about making time, it was about taking time to honor the fight › Continue Reading

My son, Jordan (pictured top left), is a typical teenager: he has a messy room, forgets to take out the trash and acts silly. But he is also very loving, honest, and extremely athletic. At four, Jordan started playing basketball › Continue Reading

I Am A Fan

I will admit it. I am a fan of Cincinnati Children’s. I often joke that while some people like to check the current rankings of their favorite sports teams, I wait on the edge of my seat, fingers crossed for › Continue Reading

My name is Ashleigh Baker and I have been a Cincinnati Children’s patient my whole life. I was born with a unilateral cleft lip and palate and I have been patiently waiting my tenth surgery which is finally tomorrow! As › Continue Reading

They say a picture’s worth a thousand words. Well, to us, that picture is worth a million words and one huge thank you. William “Bryce” Staverman was born with most of his cerebellum missing, has cerebral palsy, and a multitude › Continue Reading

Cincinnati Children’s is fortunate to have scores of dedicated supporters in our community and around the world. We are forever grateful for their ongoing support and contributions. Some supporters belong to formal fundraising auxiliaries that have provided hope and healing to our patients for › Continue Reading

This morning, Jason Williams of Peebles, OH, joined his doctors in a room full of news media representatives as they described the first-of-its-kind surgery that Jason agreed to at the beginning of September. He says it was as much for other Duchenne muscular dystrophy › Continue Reading

in the middle

Tonight when I went to kiss my Asher at bedtime, he stopped me and said, No. Your nose. I want to kiss your nose. So I moved my nose closer and his little five year old lips found their way › Continue Reading

“Who are you walking for this year?” It’s a question you’ll hear asked frequently as we countdown to the 7th annual Cincinnati Walks for Kids on Saturday, Oct. 20 at Coney Island. As the walk coordinator, I get to hear › Continue Reading

When he sits in the waiting area at Cincinnati Children’s, Joey Evans is usually the oldest patient in the room. At 40, Evans, a childhood cancer survivor, doesn’t mind looking like he’s old enough to be someone’s father. He already › Continue Reading

On Friday politicians, astronauts, family and friends gathered at Washington National Cathedral to say good-bye to astronaut Neil Armstrong, who died in Cincinnati on August 24 at the age of 82. Sitting among the famous faces in the crowd was › Continue Reading

Leaving Collin

I knew that’s what it would feel like. Not ‘going away as a couple’. Not ‘celebrating our 10th anniversary’. But ‘leaving Collin’. We had not both been away from him overnight since he was in the NICU. Only a very › Continue Reading