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Patient Stories

No Stone Unturned: Seattle Children’s High-Risk Leukemia Experts Specialize in the Toughest Cases

harper-with-parents-70x70.jpgTwo years ago, Meagan stood in a hospital room at Seattle Children’s cradling her 1-year-old daughter, Harper, against her chest. Her fiancé, Josh, huddled close to them and kissed the thinning hair on top of their baby’s head. Read more.

Finding Myself at Seattle Children’s

jude-70x70.jpgAmna and her family moved to Seattle to get the best treatment possible for her daughter Jude, who has sickle cell disease. This is Amna’s story in her own words. Read more.

PedAL Initiative ‘Dares’ to Transform Treatment and Care for Kids with Blood Cancer

PEDal-70x70.jpgThe PedAL (Pediatric Acute Leukemia) Master Trial is part of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Dare to Dream Project with one of Seattle Children’s doctors leading the clinical trials for pediatric acute leukemia. Read more.

Building Cure Takes the First Step Toward Living up to Its Name

harper-70x70.jpgBuilding Cure and Seattle Children’s Therapeutics are devoted to developing innovative therapies for childhood disease. Meet the first patient to receive a cell therapy treatment produced at Building Cure. Read more.

Community Gathers to Cheer for Mercy on Her Way to Seattle Children’s for Last Round of Chemo

Mercy 70x70.jpgFor about four months, Mercy has been in and out of clinic at least once a week, and she has spent many days in the hospital. In total, she underwent eight rounds of a chemotherapy regiment at Seattle Children’s, and she also enrolled in a clinical trial in hopes of helping to advance better treatment approaches and outcomes for more kids with Hodgkin lymphoma. Read more.

When Your Child’s Life Is in Someone Else’s Hands: The Williamses Put Their Trust in Seattle Children’s Surgical Team

Williamses-70x70.jpgAfter being diagnosed with stage 4 high-risk neuroblastoma, Isaac needed a complicated surgery to remove a large tumor from his abdomen. His parents put their faith in Seattle Children’s surgeons who have a unique level of expertise removing solid tumors from children with neuroblastoma. Read more.

Leaving “No Stone Unturned” for Children with High-Risk Leukemia

No-stone-unturned-70x70.jpgThis month marks 18-months of remission since Henry’s transplant. It’s the longest he’s been in remission since his diagnosis. While the transplant was a success, his parents recognize that there are no guarantees with an aggressive cancer like the one Henry had. Read more.

From Patient Family to Employee, Rachel Robinson is Grateful for Seattle Children’s

Rachel turned to Seattle Children’s when she noticed something was amiss with her son during a family camping trip. Now an employee at Seattle Children’s North Clinic in Everett, Rachel wants other families to know they too are in the right place. Read more.

Milton Wright Finds His Way Back “Home”

Milton’s childhood unfolded at Children’s – making friends, but also facing death many times. Today, he’s back – not as a patient, but as a symbol of hope. Read more.

Bretton Refuses to Let Cancer Keep Him Off the Ice

Hockey taught Bretton how to fight, and every day in the hospital he remembered that. Today, he’s starting college – and still playing hockey. Read more.

Harper Beare Is “Doing Something Amazing”

After traveling to Seattle Children’s to participate in the PLAT-05 T-cell immunotherapy trial, toddler Harper Beare is finally in remission. Read more.

Michael Attends Graduation From His Hospital Bed Thanks to Care Team

Michael's graduation photoUnable to attend his high school graduation because he was undergoing cancer treatment, Michael's care team put on a special graduation just for him at Seattle Children’s. Read more.

A Mother’s Intuition Leads to Picture-Perfect Treatment of Eye Cancer

A photo of Julia De Vos that shows the abnormality in her left eye that was later identified as retinoblastomaSome pictures are worth much more than a thousand words. Like the picture Amanda De Vos took of her daughter Julia, which helped to identify retinoblastoma, a rare eye cancer that was stopped in its tracks with an innovative treatment at Seattle Children’s. Read more.

Neuroblastoma Research Brings Hope

Our researchers are helping more kids beat one of the deadliest pediatric cancers, giving new hope to patients nationwide. Read more.

Teens Do Better Here

Teens do betterHigher cure rates and fewer long-term effects from treatment are just two of the benefits teenagers and young adults up to age 21 receive when their cancer is treated at pediatric medical centers. 
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Teen With Melanoma Gets Back to Doing What She Loves

RuthFollow-up care at our Tri-Cities location means Ruth and her family can focus on life again. Read more.