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Our journey with Alexander began when my wife, Erin, was 28 weeks into pregnancy. After three consecutive mornings of prenatal imaging, we learned that our son’s heart was in a problem zone. The first appointment was a routine ultrasound at › Continue Reading

Country music is like medicine to my 9-year-old son. Sometimes when he’s having a bad day or if he’s been bullied, he’ll come home and listen to the music on his tablet all afternoon just to feel better. Connor was › Continue Reading

My son, James Dickson, was born with tetralogy of Fallot, a congenital heart condition comprised of four heart defects which cause oxygen-poor blood to flow from the heart to the rest of the body. He was only eight months old when › Continue Reading

One local family, best known for serving up Cincinnati’s famous cheese coneys and 3-ways, is notorious around the hospital for bringing Trouble – and we wouldn’t have it any other way! The Fillios family, who own and operate Skyline Chili › Continue Reading

When I was 12 years old, after just a few weeks of being sick, I was told I had liver failure and seven days to live. I was immediately listed on the transplant waiting list and miraculously a liver was › Continue Reading

I never thought I would be a mom of multiples. There are no twins on either side of our family. So when my confirmation ultrasound about 8 weeks into my second pregnancy showed I was carrying two babies, I was › Continue Reading

We planned our family vacation like most parents do. We scheduled days off work, booked flights, made reservations, bought amusement park tickets, and packed our bags. Unlike most parents, we also planned two practices with the help of CVG Airport, › Continue Reading

No one really wants to go to the doctor. But sometimes, when you get to pretend you’re Peter Pan in physical therapy or make your own super balls with hearing aid mold material at the audiologist, exceptions can be made. › 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

To say that music is healing is a vast understatement. To me, music means having the ability to get lost in rhythms that warm your soul and transform your pain into joy. And when creating music, I find the experience › Continue Reading

Editor’s Note: In association with the Cincinnati Reel Abilities Film Festival, we are honored to join the #DifferentLikeYou conversation on social media. #DifferentLikeYou is a way to celebrate the diversity that makes us – the patients, children, families, employees and community › Continue Reading

Congenital coxa vara. It’s a condition that most parents have probably never heard of, and rightfully so: it occurs once in every 25,000 births. Coxa vara is a hip condition in which there is a discrepancy of the growth in › Continue Reading

When a shooting occurred recently at a local motel, child life specialists from Cincinnati Children’s were called upon to offer assistance. Katie Nees, Annie Krause, Tina Ulanowski and Heather Storey are members of the American Red Cross Mental Health Team. That means they › Continue Reading

A Familiar Place

What was once a very scary and confusing place is now a familiar and comforting place for me and my family. “I know this place like the back of my hand,” my 15-year-old daughter Andi said after telling me where › Continue Reading

As an early childhood educator and mother of two other children, I knew my son, Henry, had at least one developmental delay by age 6 months. He cried and he laughed, but he did not babble. There were no “goo-goos” › Continue Reading

It’s been seven months since my daughter Alexis had sleeve gastrectomy surgery at Cincinnati Children’s. Seeing as so much has changed for Alexis and our family in that time, I figured it was time to update the many people who › Continue Reading

Tomorrow evening, the Cincinnati Bengals will present a check for more than a million dollars to Cincinnati Children’s to fund new pediatric cancer research. It is the hand-off of money that was raised selling my No. 75 jerseys and the › Continue Reading

Jack’s Magic Ears

My husband and I had our first child, Jack, last September. Jack is an amazing one-year-old little boy who has the ability to brighten anyone’s day with his smile. While he is like many other one-year-old boys in many ways, › Continue Reading

You have probably never heard my son’s name, Max Page, but you might recognize him. He was the mini Darth Vader in the 2011 Volkswagen Super Bowl commercial. Soon after it was aired the commercial went viral and the media › Continue Reading

Last February, I received a phone call with a request for a favor. The caller was Dr. Uma Kotagal, and she was in New York, where she had a layover on her way to a conference. She’d just gotten a › Continue Reading

When my husband and I made the decision to take our 3 year-old son, William, to the emergency department at Cincinnati Children’s on New Year’s Eve 2007, we had no idea how incredibly ill he was. The diagnosis of hemophagocytic › Continue Reading

Austin’s 5K

Through my work as a physical therapist, I have had the privilege of meeting a young man named Austin. Austin is 17 years old and lives in Batavia. He has been a Cincinnati Children’s patient for many years. Images of › Continue Reading

Each year, the month of July is the CDC’s Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness and Prevention Month. I actively worked to raise awareness this year during July, as I have for the last several years, but I must admit I found myself › Continue Reading

My name is Alex Jofriet. I am a college student. I live in Ohio. I am a patient mentor at Cincinnati Children’s because I have Crohn’s disease. Thus my area of expertise: patients with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. A › Continue Reading

Today I am honored to share a story from my colleague, Tiffany Lang, a radiology technologist who works at our Burnet Campus. Over 10 years ago, I was working on a Sunday when I was called to the Emergency Department › Continue Reading