As an Army medic, Joe Weismantel used to care for soldiers injured in battle. Now he cares for kids as a Child Life specialist.
Heroes Update
Child Life

From battlefields to bedsides

As an Army medic, Joe Weismantel was on the front lines in Iraq, swooping in to help soldiers injured in combat. Now, he plays a critical role in the lives of patients at Lurie Children’s as a Child Life specialist.

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Celebrating our nurses

Each year, the American Nurses Association designates May 6‑12 as National Nurses Week. Our grateful families celebrate caring nurses like Joel Timm every day. Read more


This is why I rock

“My name is Liz. I play guitar to raise money for Lurie Children’s so that someday a little girl can draw her self-portrait without an IV pole in it.” Read my story


An advocate for kids

Celebrating his 40th year at Lurie Children’s, President & CEO Patrick M. Magoon talks to the Chicago Tribune about healthcare issues affecting children and the hospital’s expansion plans. Read article


“Go Gray” today!

Support Brain Tumor Awareness month by purchasing a “Go Gray” long‑ or short‑sleeve t‑shirt. All proceeds will support Lurie Children’s brain tumor program and Family Services. Order yours today!


Walk or run a 5K to help kids?
You can do this!

Join or form a team today to raise money for Lurie Children’s patients at the annual Move for the Kids 5K Walk/Run, presented by C.H. Robinson, on Saturday, June 10! You can also sponsor an individual or team. Learn more

Sat, June 24

Dr. Madonna’s 10th Annual Martini Party

Sun, June 25

Dinner on the Bluff

Mon, June 26

57th Annual Lurie Children’s Pro Amateur Golf Championship

Thurs, July 27

Run for Gus 5K Run/Walk

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Circle of Friends

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