Amazing Kids, Amazing Stories
When the joy of childhood is interrupted by an illness, we want to do something to make that experience as pleasant as possible for the child and family. These stories may provide you with inspiration or maybe with some comfort that you are not alone in your journey.
In the fall of 2009, 12-year-old Shai (pronounced "Shy") Shay of Decorah, Iowa was given some very bad news. After experiencing severe stomach pain, Shai was diagnosed with a rare, rapidly-growing abdominal tumor known as undifferentiated sarcoma. If...
4/24/2017 | Amazing Kids, Amazing Stories: Shai's Story
Diagnosed with omphalocele, a rare abdominal wall defect, while still in the womb, Lila received a care plan at American Family Children's Hospital's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that accommodated her parents' visual impairments.
12/06/2016 | Amazing Kids, Amazing Stories: Lila's Story
Born deaf, Lexi came to Madison and American Family Children's Hospital's Pediatric Ear, Nose and Throat program for cochlear implant surgery. The first words she heard after surgery were her mom's: "Hi, Lexi. We love you."
11/22/2016 | Music to My Ears: Lexi's Remarkable Story