Tag: Our Kids

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

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