Category: Patient Story

Living Proof of Donor Impact: Meet Taytum

At 9 days old, Taytum’s life hung in the balance due to a rare heart condition. Learn about her family’s unwavering determination and the extraordinary care provided by UPMC Children’s Heart Institute.

Written by on November 14, 2023

Sydney’s Story

Sydney was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called Urea Cycle Disorder / Ornithine Transcarbamylase deficiency (UCD/OTC) at just one year old.

Written by on September 20, 2023

Meet Harrison

At age 14, Harrison was diagnosed with Stage IV Hodgkin lymphoma. He endured five rounds of chemotherapy and 14 radiation treatments as a high school freshman.

Written by on September 20, 2023

The Road to Creating A New Standard in Behavioral Health

Many children with developmental and behavioral health needs experience a difficult journey toward wellness due to services that are fragmented or inaccessible. UPMC Children’s innovative Whole Child Wellness Clinic (WCWC) disrupts the current model of care with a new standard that better serves kids with behavioral health needs. 

Written by on September 6, 2023

Meet D’Kaiden

Doctors told Samantha to prepare for the worst — that her son D’Kaiden likely wouldn’t survive after birth.

Written by on September 6, 2023

Meet Rosie

Shortly after Rosie was born, physicians diagnosed her with Maple Syrup Urine Disease (MSUD), a rare, life-threatening genetic disorder in which the body is unable to process certain proteins.

Written by on September 6, 2023