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Abby Owen

Denay Gore shares an unexplainable bond with 11-year-old Abby Owen. Their paths crossed because of a decision Denay made after her 5-month-old daughter passed away.

Aliyah's Story

A Medical Milestone for One Little Girl and Her Lifesaving Hospital. Aliyah Garcia’s final dialysis treatment was on Father’s Day 2015 – one day before she received the new kidney that would change her life.

Benjamin Lawson

After a normal pregnancy and birth, Lauren Lawson’s baby boy went home seemingly healthy. But five weeks later, Lauren noticed Ben’s skin looked yellow and his stools had turned white. She took him to their pediatrician in Tulsa, and within an hour he was admitted to the local children’s hospital.

Ivanna Francis

Seven-month-old Ivanna Francis smiles at her mom, Valarie, and babbles while lifting her head during tummy time. Only five months ago, Valarie questioned if these milestones would be possible.

Izayah Neil

Since Tara Chamberlain’s son was born with a kidney condition, she knew he would probably need to receive a transplant. But she never expected to be on the other side of the transplant experience.

Kaitlyn's Story

At first glance, Kaitlyn Moore seems like your typical 17-year-old high school senior who recently attended prom, runs track and has plans for college. But if you look a little deeper, you’ll find a brave young woman who has earned a very unique perspective on life.

Sam and Badger

Sam loves his dog, Cookie. When he stayed at Children’s for eight months last year waiting for his second intestinal transplant, he missed his sidekick.


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