Neonatal Telehealth Takes Geography out of the Equation to Save Lives

On December 30, 2021, Kelsey Schleppy gave birth to her baby girl, Maleila. Within days of taking her home, Kelsey’s intuition told her something wasn’t right. Her family practice doctor assured her Maleila’s shallow breathing and lack of appetite wasn’t anything out of the ordinary, but Kelsey kept a watchful eye, nevertheless. Within a few […]

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Meet the Seattle Children’s Nurse Who Helped Deliver More Than One Thousand Pounds of Medical Supplies to Ukraine

“Helping other people is a really important part of my life.” When Jenna Engelsvold first arrived at Seattle Children’s as a nursing student more than a decade ago, she knew this is where she wanted to be. “I was walking down the hall and looking around and just felt this gut feeling that this was […]

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Seattle Children’s Mobile ECMO Service Treats Critically Ill Kids During Transport Across More Than a Million Square Miles

In 2016, Seattle Children’s extended their mobile extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) capabilities to provide the service to critically ill children during transport to the hospital from anywhere in a five-state region. ECMO is an advanced life-support therapy that functions for the heart and lungs when the organs fail or need to rest. Seattle Children’s became […]

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Adjustable Heart Stent Promises Lifelong Solution for Infants with Congenital Heart Disease

As Director of Cardiac Catherization Labs at Seattle Children’s, Dr. Brian Morray routinely performs diagnostic as well as complex heart procedures on patients as young as a few days old all the way up to adults. Part of his job is to provide minimally invasive services for children with congenital heart disease (CHD). “Congenital heart […]

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“So Much to Be Thankful For”: A Year In the Life of the Hatch Family Part Two

Two weeks before their 3-month-old son was scheduled for his second open-heart surgery, Kyle and Samantha Hatch were told their daughter likely had neuroblastoma. “We were utterly broken,” Samantha said. “But we had to pull it together for our children.” After Penny’s tumor was discovered on her MRI, she needed a biopsy to definitively diagnose […]

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A Son With a Heart Condition, a Daughter With Cancer: A Year in the Life of the Hatch Family Part One

Who are your heroes? Are they exceptionally talented? Do they have superhuman abilities? Are they destined for greatness? Or, are they ordinary people who face tremendous challenges and persevere out of love? Kyle and Samantha Hatch undoubtedly fall in the latter category. In the past year, one of their twin sons was born with a […]

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Malachi Gets Special Garbage Day Surprise

Tuesdays are 2-year-old Malachi Stohr’s favorite days. Every Tuesday, rain or shine, Whitney Stohr and Malachi bundle up and wave to the garbage men as they empty the garbage bins at the end of the driveway. Malachi and Whitney then take a walk around the neighborhood, following the big green truck along its route. Malachi […]

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