Jun 17th, 2016
Nick Mullen was just 2 years old when he was diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a condition where the heart muscle becomes abnormally thick, making it harder for the heart to pump blood and causing abnormal heart rhythms.
May 16th, 2016
Born at only 26 weeks and weighing a tiny 1 pound and 4 ounces, Alyssa started fighting for her life right after her birth in the neonatal intensive care unit at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital.
Apr 28th, 2016
When he was 38 years old, Doug Kirk remembers how things like brushing his teeth or raising his left arm became difficult. He wasn’t able to sleep. Even sitting for extended periods of time proved painful. But this summer, he and his wife Sheila will cycle for more than 450 miles along the scenic southern hills of Iowa.
Apr 28th, 2016
By the time Reilly was 6 months old, he had undergone two open-heart surgeries to repair his congenital heart defect.
Mar 24th, 2016
Two summers ago, Tori Boyton’s mom, Kimberly, noticed a mark on Tori’s head that grew from a small, red spot into a larger bump
Feb 29th, 2016
In October 2010, 8-year-old Ava Mason had unexplained swollen lymph nodes in her neck. Despite initial treatment, Ava’s lymph nodes continued to grow even larger.
Jan 28th, 2016
Born in the Bahamas, Danny was diagnosed with dysplastic kidneys, a kidney malformation that happened during fetal development. When doctors told his mom Dominique his diagnosis, they said they could do no more than make Danny comfortable with what they had.
Dec 14th, 2015
At 14 months old, Izabella is one of the youngest patients in the U.S. to receive a heart-lung transplant.
Oct 10th, 2014
Grayson Irwin was a happy, content baby who loved to laugh and rarely cried. It wasn’t until he turned 11 months that he started exhibiting viral symptoms similar to those […]
May 28th, 2014
The Arts in Medicine campaign spotlights a young adult cancer survivor who relied on the arts to cope during her battle with cancer. When Khandice Long was treated at UF […]