Diagnosed with chronic lung disease, Katie shows she's a tiny but mighty fighter
From the day she was born Katie has shown everyone exactly what a warrior looks like. Born in May 2015, at just under 30 weeks with her twin, Stella, Katie was diagnosed with severe bronchopulmonary dysplasia shortly after birth which progressed to chronic respiratory failure and chronic lung disease. She spent the first eight months of her life in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at a local hospital and relied on a ventilator to help her breathe and a gastrostomy tube (G-tube) for her nutritional needs.
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After a non-fatal drowning incident, Keion makes a miraculous recovery
In June 2017, Stephanie was at home with her children when she realized that her youngest, 2-year-old Keion, had wandered off. Stephanie was searching their home for him, when she heard her oldest son, Kareem, frantically shout, "Mom!"
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A doctor's dedication and a patient's road to recovery
On Jan. 21, 2006, 21-month-old Brayden accidentally drank a caustic chemical. The chemical caused third degree burns to his mouth, esophagus and stomach. Brayden was rushed to a local hospital in Tyler, Texas, where he was sedated and put on a ventilator to help him breath. The medical team there contacted Children's Health℠, requesting help due to the serious nature of Brayden's injury.
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A mother's intuition leads to life-saving care when and where a young patient needs it most
On the morning of April 8, 2017, parents Kaci and Brad felt something was just "off" with their 2-week-old son, Kade. He hadn't eaten since midnight, and his color and breathing didn't seem right. So they called Kade's pediatrician for advice.
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