Seattle Children’s Therapeutics Marks Milestone Moment in Fight Against Childhood Cancer

Seattle Children’s, an international leader in the effort to better treat cancer in children, teens and young adults by boosting the immune system with immunotherapy, has reached a new milestone by enrolling its 500th patient in its chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell immunotherapy clinical trials in 10 years. T cells play a key role in […]

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University of Washington Softball and Football Teams Pay Special Visit to Seattle Children’s Patients

Seattle Children’s patients and families were surprised when some exciting visitors stopped by from University of Washington (UW) Athletics. The 17 women on the UW Softball team each brought a pair of white cleats to be designed by a patient, and the team will wear their custom cleats during the televised Cal series on the […]

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Jiana Is Seizure Free After Epilepsy Surgery at Seattle Children’s Leads to the ‘Best Out of the Worst Situation’

When Jiana was born in August 2021, she appeared to be a typical, healthy newborn baby. “I still remember her pediatrician called her a textbook baby,” recalled Latika, Jiana’s mom. Unfortunately, that normalcy was short lived. On her first day home from the hospital, Jiana’s parents noticed their daughter was twitching. “We were first-time parents […]

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Seattle Children’s Therapeutic Gaming Program Uses The Power of Video Games to Improve Patient Outcomes

Seattle Children’s Therapeutic Gaming Program brings the power of video games, virtual reality and other therapeutic technology to enhance patient experiences and improve outcomes. The program uses a variety of video games, consoles and technologies to help patients cope with the stress and boredom of hospitalization, as well as to provide opportunities for socialization, education […]

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From the Clinic to the Field, Seattle Children’s in Everett Helps Kids Continue to Persevere

When Jen Campbell watches 10-year-old Hannah step on the soccer field, she’s filled with immense pride. “I’m very blessed to have kids who want to play sports because that’s an outlet for them,” she explained. “Not only an outlet physically, but also emotionally and socially.” The busy mom of four not only shuffles practice, tournaments […]

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After More Than 500 days Attached to a Berlin Heart, Kaelyn Gets a Heart Transplant at Seattle Children’s

In July 2021, Kaelyn, a seemingly healthy, happy 10-month-old, woke up one morning with a puffy face. Her parents, Christine and Jerome, assumed she was having an allergic reaction. They took her to the nearest hospital in their hometown of Honolulu, Hawaii, where she underwent various tests to determine the cause. In the hospital, Kaelyn’s […]

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‘You Are a Miracle’: One Patient’s Journey with an Eating Disorder

Seattle Children’s Eating Disorders Recovery Program diagnoses and treats children and teens with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and other eating disorders. In this edition of On the Pulse, 19-year-old Emme shares her personal experience at Seattle Children’s – from diagnosis to ongoing recovery, and the lessons learned along the way. [Content Warning: The following article […]

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Hudson Celebrates ‘Miraculous Recovery’ After Receiving Heart Transplant at Seattle Children’s

Like many 10-year-olds, Hudson Lewis loves to play video games, listen to music, swim and hang out with friends and family. But unlike most kids his age, Hudson’s childhood has been filled with challenges no child should have to experience. Hudson was born with a rare form of muscular dystrophy known to affect heart function […]

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The Unforgettable Experience that Led Tina to Pay It Forward

At the young age of 12, Tina Janni began suffering from flu-like symptoms over the summer that rapidly escalated into kidney failure. “I rode in an ambulance from Olympia, WA to Seattle Children’s Hospital,” she explained. Though Janni recalls feeling frightened, a compassionate support system made a significant impact on her family during a deeply […]

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Jesse’s Full-Circle Connection to Seattle Children’s

PART FIVE: From witnessing exceptional care and compassion given to children in their own lives, to receiving treatment first-hand, this weekly series features Seattle Children’s employees and the life experiences that drove them to pursue careers in healthcare. During a family vacation in 1993 at Lake Chelan, WA, 12-year-old Jesse Giordano started experiencing severe flu-like […]

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