Why We Say Yes

United by a bold vision, together, we can transform children’s health for generations to come. Hear why our compassionate providers, staff, supporters, patients, families, volunteers and friends say yes.

Why We Say Yes

  • Dr. Colleen Annesley

    “It is an indescribable feeling to go into a patient’s room and tell them that, after they have failed multiple treatments, CAR T-cell therapy has worked for them and they are now in remission. They are elated, we are elated – and it never gets old.”

  • Dr. Rebecca Gardner

    “This is an exciting time where we’re at the forefront of advancing the CAR T-cell immunotherapy field by pioneering strategies to improve long-term outcomes for children and young adults.”

  • Dr. Juliane Gust

    “The kids I work with wouldn’t have survived several years ago. My goal is to help them not only survive, but to become healthy, productive adults.”

  • Dr. Mike Jensen

    “I want to cure children with cancer. We have the knowledge. We have the technology. We have the insights from decades of research. We’re ready. Seattle is the place, now is the time.”

  • Anupama Nadella

    “Raising awareness and money for Seattle Children’s is an honor – and a critical investment in the health of our children today and into the future.”

  • Tara Nadella

    A compassionate teen shares her personal experience as the sibling of a patient at Seattle Children’s and explains why she approaches life with a lens of inclusion.

  • Dr. Jeffrey Ojemann

    “I am lucky that each day I get the chance to do something that matters, and nothing is more rewarding than seeing tremendous outcomes in patients – these surgeries transform lives.”

  • Dr. Nino Ramirez

    “By saying yes to Seattle Children’s Research Institute, you can help us answer some of the brain’s most perplexing questions. With answers, cures and new treatments are within our reach.”

  • Mindy Seay

    “I say yes to Seattle Children’s because our son’s medical team included me.”

  • Constance Thompson

    “I say yes to Seattle Children’s because Seattle Children’s said yes to us.”

  • Dr. Nick Vitanza

    “I was inspired to go into neuro-oncology after experiencing too often how little can be done for most kids with aggressive or recurrent brain tumors. Using tumor-fighting CAR T cells in a new series of immunotherapy clinical trials, we hope to develop a treatment that gives these kids an option that they desperately need – so they can live longer and fuller lives.”

About It Starts With Yes

It Starts With Yes: The Campaign for Seattle Children’s is a bold initiative 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.