Category: Patient Story

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

Rosie’s Future

PICU physicians diagnosed Rosie with acute meningoencephalitis. While meningitis is a condition that involves inflammation or infection of the protective layer of membranes that surround the brain (the meninges), encephalitis involves inflammation or infection of the brain tissue.

Written by on September 6, 2023

Taylor’s Road Home

In late September, following several failed attempts to wake Taylor from her now 10-week-long coma, neurosurgeon Taylor Abel, MD, suggested an experimental type of deep brain stimulation. The procedure involved implanting an electrode in Taylor’s brain to modify electrical signals. 

Written by on September 6, 2023

Jackson’s Journey

While Danielle was still pregnant, she learned that her unborn baby boy was already fighting an uphill battle. Not only did genetic testing reveal that the baby would be born with Down syndrome, but scans also revealed that he had a congenital heart defect.

Written by on September 6, 2023

Erin’s Complex Care

Erin was born prematurely, so she was unable to fight off the severe infection, which damaged over 70% of her brain. She is unable to walk or feed herself, so she will need total care and assistance for the rest of her life.

Written by on September 6, 2023

Meet Julien

Julien’s remarkable story started before he was born. When Mandy was only 20 weeks along in her pregnancy, a routine scan revealed that something wasn’t right with her unborn baby’s heart.

Written by on September 6, 2023