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Lindsey at Children
Patient Stories Feb 25, 2020

How a single test tube of breast milk changed how we care for families

Evan Solochek Writer

While our state-of-the-art Milk Kitchen opened in 2015, its roots stretch much farther back. And one little girl in particular played a pivotal role.

Hunter Franklin High School Project ADAM Heart Safe School Herma Heart Institute Children
Patient Stories Feb 12, 2020

When Hunter’s heart stopped beating, the clock started ticking

Evan Solochek Writer

Hunter was a healthy and active 17-year-old boy, until one day his heart stopped.

Raynah at the Neurosciences Center at Children
Patient Stories Jan 23, 2020

When a young girl lost the ability to talk, doctors made a shocking discovery

Evan Solochek Writer

One morning, 11-year-old Raynah suddenly lost the ability to move or talk.

Mental and behavioral health depression screening at Children
Patient Stories Jan 17, 2020

The one question that can help identify depression in teens

Katie Lott Writer

Signs of anxiety and depression are often missed — but this simple screening tool aims to fix that.

Karina car crash Children
Patient Stories Jan 03, 2020

After a horrific car accident, would Karina walk again?

Evan Solochek Writer

April 19, 2019. Good Friday. A tragic detour. A dynamic surgical duo. And one very lucky 17-year-old girl.

Large family
Patient Stories Nov 22, 2019

Always room for one more

Samantha and Cameron Lins Foster and Adoptive Parents

Adoption is love and heartbreak simultaneously occurring in the same exact moment. Adoption is both a loss and a gain, but most importantly, adoption is, “For all future time; for always.”

Woman feeding her baby at Children
Patient Stories Nov 21, 2019

How babies at the Children’s Wisconsin NICU get personalized milk every day

Katie Lott Writer

Thanks to our state-of-the-art milk kitchen, babies get individualized doses of breast milk — mixed, fortified and designed specifically for their unique needs and delivered to their bedside.

Jennifer Schreiber, MD, Children
Patient Stories Sep 26, 2019

The scariest day of my career

Jennifer Schreiber, MD Pediatrician

I feared that this normally healthy, active girl who I had cared for her entire life might stop breathing right in front of me.