Patients inspire our work every day. They also motivated the launch of It Starts With Yes: The Campaign for Seattle Children’s because we see a day where we can say yes to hope, care and cure for all kids.
We are grateful to every It Starts With Yes Patient Ambassador for sharing their stories in a number of ways. Meet a few of our ambassadors below.
Autism blocked her ability to communicate until intensive speech therapy opened doors to new words and new worlds.
An engaging first-grader with a fighting spirit finds his medical home at Seattle Children’s and lives his healthiest, most fulfilling life possible.
A toddler moves from epilepsy to high school valedictorian – after a 10-hour brain surgery at Seattle Children’s frees her from daily seizures.
A brave girl wise beyond her years beats cancer for the third time with the help of a game-changing treatment at Seattle Children’s.
She was so inspired after participating in a clinical trial, she is pursuing a degree in biomedical engineering at Harvard College.
Two bright boys being raised by their grandmother receive integrated primary care at Seattle Children’s Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic.
This boisterous toddler has a second chance at life thanks to open-heart surgery at the age of 4 months.
A teen who takes lifelong medical hurdles in stride – and says thank you to Seattle Children’s by making a difference for other kids.
This spirited preschooler battled and beat a deadly cancer thanks to expert clinical care and groundbreaking research.
An active boy always ready with a joke, you’d never guess he was born with a heart condition requiring lifelong care.
This bright, active 4-year-old experienced hundreds of seizures a day until Seattle Children’s surgeons stopped them for good.
An aspiring Broadway star who uses music to navigate life’s ups and downs and recently wrote a song about her 41st surgery.
About It Starts With Yes
It Starts With Yes: The Campaign for Seattle Children’s is a bold initiative – $1 billion bold – to partner with our community and deliver on our shared vision to transform children’s health for generations to come. With your generous support, we can envision a day when we can say yes to hope, care and cure for every child. See what your yes can do and donate today.