Yes Ambassador Triptych

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.

It Starts With Yes Patient Ambassadors

  • Meet Alex

    Autism blocked her ability to communicate until intensive speech therapy opened doors to new words and new worlds.

  • Meet Caleb

    An engaging first-grader with a fighting spirit finds his medical home at Seattle Children’s and lives his healthiest, most fulfilling life possible.

  • Meet Carmen

    A toddler moves from epilepsy to high school valedictorian – after a 10-hour brain surgery at Seattle Children’s frees her from daily seizures.

  • Meet Erin

    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.

  • Meet Liesel

    She was so inspired after participating in a clinical trial, she is pursuing a degree in biomedical engineering at Harvard College.

  • Meet Jonah and Jeremiah

    Two bright boys being raised by their grandmother receive integrated primary care at Seattle Children’s Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic.

  • Meet Charlotte

    This boisterous toddler has a second chance at life thanks to open-heart surgery at the age of 4 months.

  • Meet Makenna

    A teen who takes lifelong medical hurdles in stride – and says thank you to Seattle Children’s by making a difference for other kids.

  • Meet Emmy

    This spirited preschooler battled and beat a deadly cancer thanks to expert clinical care and groundbreaking research.

  • Meet Luke

    An active boy always ready with a joke, you’d never guess he was born with a heart condition requiring lifelong care.

  • Meet Lillee

    This bright, active 4-year-old experienced hundreds of seizures a day until Seattle Children’s surgeons stopped them for good.

  • Meet Cassidy

    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.