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Meet Jack: Lover of Sports, Friendships and Hide & Seek
A mom invites readers to see past Down syndrome. To notice her son's heart, to ask about his interests, and to assume competence -- because his condition doesn't define him. Meet Jack: he loves sports, friendships and playing hide & seek.
10 Things I Want You To Know About Down Syndrome
By educating others, Kate's mom, Nicole, hopes to bring about awareness and understanding for her daughter's condition, Down syndrome. Read the 10 things she wants you to know about it:
Giving Thanks Following My Son’s Spinal Cord Injury
This summer the Spinneys became a family with a son who survived a spinal cord injury. Read how thankful they are for where Anthony is right now. He has shown nothing but courage, strength, and kindness as he has nearly fully recovered from a fluke accident that changed the course of their lives.
Chevy and Katie: Best Friends Through Cancer Treatment
Chevy, a facility dog at Cincinnati Children's, helped Katie through cancer treatment and was with Katie on her last day. Because when no doctor, no nurse, no radiation, no modern medicine could heal her, Chevy could do what no one else could. He could just be with her.
Growing up with Apraxia of Speech: 6 Things That Helped Me
Joanna, a young adult with apraxia of speech, wants those who are younger than her to live a fulfilling life and have hope. Read six things that have helped her along the way.
Stuttering Is A Part of My Son’s Life, But it Doesn’t Define Him
Andy's speech-language pathologist helped him to realize that while stuttering is a part of his life, it doesn't define him.
How Our Lives are Fuller with Four International Adoptions
Brooke's life and heart are fuller following the adoption of four children from Uganda. A must-read for anyone considering international adoption.
Tetralogy of Fallot: Giving Thanks on Henry’s Second Anniversary
A mother gives thanks to the staff who shepherded her, her son, and her family through her son's tetralogy of Fallot diagnosis, surgery and beyond.
Woman with Down Syndrome Marks 20 Years of Employment at Children’s
Gretchen's mom hopes that her daughter's 20-year career at Cincinnati Children's brings hope to other families of kids with Down syndrome.
From Undiagnosed to Bohring-Opitz Syndrome: Finding Our Crew
It took Michelle 10 years to find a diagnosis for her daughter's ultra-rare condition, Bohring-Opitz Syndrome. Read why she's happy to find their "crew."
Thoughts Before, During and After Mia’s Cleft Lip Surgical Repair
A family shares their cleft lip surgery story and their thoughts throughout the process. Read how they fell madly in love with their daughter's new smile.
Boy with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Signs with RedHawks
Now in remission, 7-year-old with Philadelphia Chromosome-Positive Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (Ph+ ALL) signs letter of intent with the Miami RedHawks.
Utilizing Technology to Aid in Speech Development
Technology-assisted language has helped Sedona, who is deaf, improve her speech development. Read about the new milestones she's reached.
Hear the Hope: Creating Songs with Patients and Caregivers
The back story of Hear the Hope: A charitable organization that raises funds for patients' medical bills by creating songs with patients and caregivers.
Gymnast Avoids Surgery After Serious Elbow Injury
For young athletes, severe injuries can be debilitating. At Cincinnati Children's, a promising gymnast avoids surgery in her recovery from an elbow injury.
Healing the World: The Stolz’s International Adoption Story
Evie, Laura and Christina grow the Stolz family to 17. The three sisters participated in our holiday video. Read their international adoption story.
5 Tips for Parents of a Premature Baby
A premature birth can be a very emotional and stressful experience for parents. Read a mother's advice for how to cope while your baby is in the NICU.
Pectus Excavatum: The Student Becomes the Teacher
A medical student with pectus excavatum shares his experience as Dr. Garcia's patient and how he influenced his decision to become a doctor.
Kidney Transplant: Angely Advocates for Organ Donation Through Art
Just five days after her life-saving kidney transplant, Angely and her living organ donor walked out of the hospital together.