Patient Stories

University of Maryland Children's Hospital's physicians and staff are recognized statewide and regionally for treating children with critical illnesses and complex, chronic conditions. 

Here are a few of our inspiring patient success stories.


Children's Heart Patient Stories | Critical Care | Genetics |Ear, Nose, and Throat (Otorhinolaryngology) | Gastrointestinal | General Pediatrics | Hematology/ Oncology | Infectious Diseases | Neonatology | Nephrology (Kidney Transplant) | Neurology/ Neurosurgery | Special Programs: Safe Kids | Surgery (General and Thoracic)

Critical Care

Kayleigh Klatt

The smallest baby ever born and discharged in Maryland spent the first year of her life in hospitals, including UMCH's PICU






Ear, Nose, and Throat (Otorhinolaryngology)

Khaliq Winder

Bilateral Cochlear Implants Make "Dramatic Difference" in Child's Ability to Hear






Gastrointestinal 

Zac Weinstein

College freshman is 'back to normal' after receiving Remicade treatments in new Pediatric Infusion Center






General Pediatrics 

iPads Add Fun for Bedridden Patients

iPads provide a welcome distraction for pediatric patients who have to be away from home and are not able to enjoy normal social interactions with other patients and staff




Breanna Devilbiss

Pediatric Patient's Family Grateful for the Help and Support They Received at UMMC






Genetics 

Jacob Ingram

 UMCH genetics experts provide life-saving diagnosis to newborn with rare metabolic disorder




Hematology/ Oncology 

Brasen VonMoose-Lemin

Pediatric Cancer Patient Raises Funds for Second Year in a Row





Tommy Forsythe

 Former pediatric cancer patient becomes a Reiki Master






Infectious Diseases  


Isaiah Cannon

MRSA infection causes multi-system organ failure in 14-year old boy; spends 59 days in PICU



Cameron Christopher

 Parents of MRSA Patient Grateful for Care, Concern and Compassion





Neonatology 

Michael

Parents of Former Patient Host Charity Remote Airplane Event to Benefit UMMC's NICU





Seven 

Seven was never a healthy baby. After 11 months in the NICU, his mother made the decision to have him undergo a tracheostomy





Trehmon Barnes

 Grandmother Sends Note of Thanks to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit





Keith Sullivan

 Pediatric NICU patient can breathe more easily thanks to Dr. Pereira and his staff






Nephrology (Kidney Transplant)

Ethan Hatton

Young boy receives a kidney transplant from a non-directed donor




Sean Menard

Sean has new lease on life thanks to four-way kidney exchange





Matthew Colantuno

Father Donates Kidney to Save Two-Year-Old Son's Life





Kahla Tallie

Received a kidney transplant with a kidney from her mother






Neurology/ Neurosurgery

Adam Purdie

Grateful Father Organizes Concert to Benefit UMHC's Pediatric Epilepsy Program.





Alex Gehringer

 Pediatric Patient Finds Relief from Chronic Headaches with the Help of Dr. Jack Gladstein





Christopher (Kit) Sherren

Multidisciplinary team of experts saves life of teen with serious neurological problem known as an arteriovenous malformation, or AVM






Special Programs: Safe Kids

Njike Family

 Following a car crash and a visit to the Peds ED, the Njike family came out to the Oldtown Fire Station for one of Safe Kids Baltimore's car seat safety checks




Surgery (General and Thoracic)

Benjamin Mayforth

Having undergone 13 surgeries to correct multiple birth defects, this charismatic 8-year-old is an inspiration to all who know him





Living Donor Kidney Transplants