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.

Cardiology (Children's Heart Program)Critical Care
Ear, Nose, and Throat (Otorhinolaryngology) | Gastrointestinal 
General Pediatrics | Genetics | Hematology/ Oncology
Neonatology | Nephrology and 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.

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 at the PICU.

Ear, Nose, and Throat (Otorhinolaryngology) 

Khaliq Winder

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


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


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



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


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 and 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