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Patient Stories

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.

All In Against Leukemia

All In Against Leukemia 70x70.jpgOur High-Risk Leukemia Program leaves no stone unturned to help hard-to-treat kids win a race against time. Read more.

Cancer Patients Sing Their Strength in “Stronger” Music Video

'Stronger' video thumbnail, Cancer storiesRight before his 22nd birthday, Chris Rumble tested positive for leukemia. Watch the music video he made on Seattle Children's Hospital's Hematology–Oncology floor featuring patients, families and nurses dancing and singing to Kelly Clarkson's hit song “Stronger.”

Emmy’s Journey to Overcome Cancer, from Small Steps to Miraculous Leaps

Emmy ColeWatch Emmy’s inspiring story as she and her parents face a devastating diagnosis of high-risk neuroblastoma. Read more.

Erin’s Journey

Cross_Erin_screenshotFollow 6-year-old Erin Cross’s journey to becoming cancer-free through Seattle Children’s T-cell immunotherapy trial. Watch the video

Healing Through Art

Healing Through ArtKids at Seattle Children’s benefit from art therapy that compliments traditional medicine. It provides a creative outlet for kids to express themselves, process emotions and reconnect to the playfulness of childhood. Read more

I Was Not Ready to Die: How Seattle Children’s Immunotherapy Saved My Life

Aaron and Dr. Michael JensenWhen his cancer came back, Aaron feared he was out of treatment options. But he found hope at Seattle Children’s. Now, he shares his story. 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.