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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.

Meet McKinnley

Born eight weeks premature with an incredibly complex heart defect, McKinnley's early life was a constant struggle for survival. Her family opened their lives to UW Health photographer John Maniaci, who captured every step of their journey. Watch McKinnley's first weeks of life unfold through his camera lens. McKinnley's Story Amazing Kids, Amazing Stories: McKinnley

Meet Finn

Amazing Kids, Amazing Stories: Finn Finn is truly a survivor - and a very happy boy. When he was born in August 2013, his life was in sudden danger due to serious complications with his heart, airway and kidneys. Many surgeries and hospital visits followed, but he has made remarkable progress. And mom and dad are so grateful to live near a world-class facility such as American Family Children’s HospitalRead Finn's Story