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Olivia is Recognized as Kids Wish Network and University of Maryland Children’s Hospital Hero of the MonthOctober 2016
“Olivia Never Complained Once” What started off as a fun afternoon jumping around on a trampoline turned into a thoroghly unexpected hospital stay for two nights for 9 year-old Olivia. She fell off the trampoline and broke her left arm, and because it was such a bad break, she required surgery at Maryland Children’s Hospital, […]
A high white blood count at birth led to a diagnosis of Noonan syndrome for Alex. Noonan syndrome is a multi-system disorder often characterized by heart defects, bleeding problems, and failure to thrive. By the time he was 11 years old, Alex had already undergone three heart surgeries. Alex continues to see a cardiologist twice […]
“He felt like his heart was jumping out of his chest” Midway through his sixth grade year, whenever Ethan was playing a sport he would feel like his heart was “jumping out of his chest”. An initial trip to the cardiologist did not find anything of concern; however, Ethan’s symptoms continued and were now accompanied […]
As a small child, Allanie always had trouble walking and problems with her facial muscles. At age ten, she had a full medical work up that led to her being diagnosed with muscular dystrophy, a hereditary condition marked by progressive weakening and wasting of the muscles. While there is no cure for muscular dystrophy, medications […]
“What better wish for this tech wiz than a gaming computer” There is no cure for Crohn’s, the life threatening disease Ryan was diagnosed with at the young age of two years old. For now, there is a goal of symptom relief and to improve long-term prognosis by limiting complications. Ryan sees his doctor every […]
Michael was a high school baseball player when he was diagnosed with talengiectatic osteosarcoma, an extremely rare and aggressive type of bone cancer. Michael went through four cycles of chemotherapy. To salvage his limb, surgeons performed a 6 inch resection on Michael’s right femur. He was also diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, an abnormal heart muscle disease. […]