pchhandprints.org - incredible stories of hope, courage, and a team of specialists who wouldn't give up
Each handprint is its own stamp of courage, revealing incredible stories of seriously ill children who relied on hope, determination, and a team of pediatric specialists who wouldn't give up.
In 2002, Sammie was diagnosed with acute leukemia. Through every step of this life-threatening struggle, her team of pediatric experts fought right by her side. After a successful bone marrow transplant, Sammie finally turned the corner.
Sean Estock – They gave me another chance at my terrible twos.
Born at 2 pounds, 13 ounces, with major heart, lung, and intestinal problems, Sean spent almost a year in Phoenix Children's Hospital's Newborn Intensive Care Unit. First-class physician care and a team that was second to none helped turn Sean into the energetic little guy he is today.
Born with an abnormally developed heart, he barely had enough oxygen to live. After his dedicated medical team at Phoenix Children's brought him through 50 surgeries and saved his life many times, Alex is back in the game and eager to tell his story.
Natalee Lauro – They gave me another chance to be a writer.
Natalee was diagnosed with advanced, malignant brain tumors. The doctors at Phoenix Children's Hospital performed an emergency surgery and an unparalleled medical team literally saved her life. Her road to recovery was one for the books.
Dr. Jeffrey Buchhalter – They gave me another chance to build a dream team.
A commitment to world-class care, leadership skills to make it happen, and a track record marked with success. These are just a few traits Jeffrey Buchhalter, MD, PhD and Phoenix Children's Hospital have in common. Dr. Buchhalter, a highly respected pediatric epileptologist, and his equally impressive staff are working together to lead the nation in diagnosing and curing epilepsy in children.
Each story, as unique as a handprint, tells the story of someone who got another chance at life, thanks to Phoenix Children's Hospital. Visit our website, www.pchhandprints.org, to learn more.
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