Tag "lung transplant"

I’ve been asked several times why the butterfly is such a meaningful symbol, not just for me and my fiancé Ty, but for the entire transplant population. And put quite simply, it’s important because a butterfly symbolizes hope. Before it › Continue Reading

A torch made its way through Cincinnati Children’s in honor of the Transplant Games of America taking place in Cleveland. Transplant patients carried the torch throughout the hospital while families and members of Cincinnati Children’s transplant team cheered them on. › Continue Reading

Top 15 of 2015

The twelve months of 2015 were full of expansion and new spaces, patients with remarkable stories and determination, employees whose dedication to their work knows no limits and clinical, scientific and patient experience advancements onto which we will build in › Continue Reading

Both lungs are affected in children with chILD, or childhood interstitial lung disease. This is different from diseases we see more often such as pneumonia, which affect only one part of the lung. ChILD is rare, lasts a long time, and › Continue Reading

Little did I know when I first shared my cystic fibrosis story in March 2015 that everything would begin to come full circle less than one month later. At that time, I’d been a patient at Cincinnati Children’s for 20 › Continue Reading

A 20-month-old girl from Saudi Arabia is the first patient to undergo a lung transplant at Cincinnati Children’s. Suffering from interstitial lung disease, Ghadah Alrashidi needed a double-lung transplant to survive. Her recovery from the transplant is going well. While › 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

The last day of the month in February is Rare Disease Day, a day in which we like to help spread awareness of little known diseases. Today I’d like to focus on a set of childhood diseases that you’ve likely › Continue Reading

A pediatric lung transplant program has been started at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, making it one of the few hospitals in the country capable of performing transplants in infants as small as 11 pounds. The program also will make › Continue Reading