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Dr. Samantha Wilson consults with child and family specialist Bonnie Friese in her classroom at Waukesha Country Head Start and Early Head Start.
Patient Stories Sep 11, 2019

Building healthy brains through early childhood mental health

Nicole Sweeney Etter Writer

Because a child’s first five years are a critical period of development, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin recently launched an Early Childhood Mental Health Program.

Milosz with Waukesha STEM Academy and the Children
Patient Stories Aug 21, 2019

How our Herma Heart Institute is bringing the doctor’s office and the classroom together

Evan Solochek Writer

A unique program is helping schools manage the long-term needs of kids who were born with a heart defect.

Baby Asher with his mom Kelsey
Patient Stories Aug 15, 2019

Hospice: This is what peace looks like

Kelsey Hau Mother

A mom's beautiful reflection on the hardest decision she'll ever have to make.

Team Survivors group shot
Patient Stories Aug 07, 2019

After beating cancer, a triathlon was a walk in the park for these nine kids

Evan Solochek Writer

Team Survivors and our Next Steps Survivorship Program helps kids transition to life after cancer.

Lucy was first kid to get new SMA treatment at Children
Patient Stories Jul 24, 2019

A new gene therapy gives hope to kids with a previously untreatable disease

Evan Solochek Writer

Prior to 2016, there was no treatment for spinal muscular atrophy. Now a groundbreaking gene therapy is giving kids a new lease on life.

Close up of girl
Patient Stories Jul 18, 2019

It’s in the eyes: Reflections of a foster mom

Carrie Sgarlata Foster Parent

One foster mom's touching reflection on all of the kids she has cared for and loved.

Children
Patient Stories Jul 16, 2019

Protecting youth from HIV for three decades

Nicole Sweeney Etter Writer

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin has been on the leading edge of HIV care and prevention since 1991.

James at Children
Patient Stories Jul 15, 2019

For the tiniest babies with holes in their hearts, there is new hope

Evan Solochek Writer

Weighing only 2 pounds and born with a hole in his heart, little James made medical history in Wisconsin.