Meet Idina, our third facility dog!
Idina is a golden retriever facility dog who is officially a member of the Child Life team. She has a very specific job, serving alongside her two handlers.
Baseball to Bedside: Nurse Pursues Calling After Catching
After his professional baseball career, Tony Maccani found his calling as a nurse at Cincinnati Children's.
PICU Nurse Channels Superhero Powers
Being a nurse at Cincinnati Children's means being a hero, every single day, to the patients and families who come to the medical center for care.
Reds Opening Day, Welage Family Style
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
Parents Form Charlie’s Kids Foundation After Losing Son to SIDS
After losing our son to SIDS, we created Charlie's Kids, a foundation to educate the public on safe sleeping environments for infants.
Life After Swallowing A Button Battery
Mother shares her story of discovery, diagnosis, treatment and life after her one-year-old swallowed a button battery.
Becoming Your Child’s Advocate: What Does It Take?
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
High School Athlete Overcomes Rare Form of Cancer: Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
Mother shares the story of her son's battle with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia. Read about how this high school athlete's common knee pain led to a diagnosis.
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
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
Three Things that Every Parent Should Know About HLH
A mom shares with parents 3 vital pieces of advice about HLH, a condition that took the lives of her two sons.
Honoring the Super Dads
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,
Lights, Camera, Spencer
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
A Teen’s Positive Outlook on Crohn’s Diagnosis
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
The Road Trip of My Life
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
My Son’s Heart Was A ‘Ticking Time Bomb’
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,
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
Countdown to Surgery: Ashleigh’s Cleft Story
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
Sometimes, a Picture is Worth so Much More than a Thousand Words
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
Auxiliaries Support Cincinnati Children’s
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