When you heard from Paige’s parents during our 2015 Radiothon, you learned how their little girl spent over 180 days in our Pediatric Intensive Care Unit suffering from severe pulmonary hypertension, and a host of other complications.
Paige came home on continuous ventilator support and needed oxygen 24 hours per day.
Today, Paige is off oxygen completely and only uses her vent while sleeping. She no longer needs pain meds, has fully recovered from heart surgery, and is starting to walk and talk! She has also become quite the character, dazzling everyone she meets with her pretty smile and beautiful eyes. Read More>>
Imagine lifting your six-month-old baby from her crib and hearing her cry out in pain as her tiny leg catches in your shirt. For most babies, this would be no reason for concern. For Jeannette Finch, now seven years old, her father’s simple action caused a hairline fracture in her femur.
Jeannette’s parents, John and Carol, had feared this “first break” since before their daughter was born, when genetic tests confirmed that Jeannette had inherited a rare disorder known as osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) or “brittle bone disease.” Her father knows the pain of OI first-hand, as John inherited OI from his own mother and has had more than 50 fractures since birth. Read More>>
With a big sister at home, when Grace and her twin arrived, the babies were double the blessing for their parents, Michelle and Anthony. But as Grace approached her first birthday, she suddenly changed from an easy-going infant to one who was fussy and squirmy. Her parents noticed Grace was especially cranky when she sat in her high chair.
When Grace stopped wetting and soiling her diapers, her parents rushed her to the pediatrician, who sent the baby directly to Hasbro Children’s Hospital. There, tests revealed a shocking diagnosis: Malignant Sacrococcygeal Teratoma Tumor. Read More>>
In January 2008 when Jamie Cline went into labor a month early with her second daughter Jenna, she had no idea her baby girl was about to defy all odds and would one day be described as “a miracle on top of a miracle.”
Before Jamie was rushed to the birthing hospital for an emergency caesarean section, the placenta had separated from the uterus, depriving Jenna of oxygen. Her umbilical cord was also wrapped twice around her neck. When she was delivered, Jenna wasn’t breathing and CPR was implemented. Read More>>
In February 2014 we marked 20 years since becoming Hasbro Children’s Hospital, we looked back at the patients that have come through our doors. Hasbro Children’s Hospital has healed a generation of children, helping them grow into healthy adults. As part of this community, we’ve provided advanced care and research to help our boys and girls overcome the common and the not-so-common diseases of childhood. Read more>>
Meet Kiley and Alia
Click here to listen to Kiley and Alia's Story featured on the 2013 Hasbro Children's Hospital Radiothon.