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When Abby was diagnosed with leukemia at 2 months old, “it was the worst moment of our lives,” says her mother Melissa. “You don‘t know how a two-month-old will survive cancer.”
Abby began chemotherapy at her local hospital and reached remission, but doctors worried she may relapse. The only cure was a stem cell transplant, and the only hospital in the region that could perform the procedure was Lurie Children‘s.
Right away, the family visited Lurie Children‘s to meet with Abby‘s new team of caregivers, who informed the family they already had a match for Abby. “Lurie Children‘s was amazing, and we knew we could put our trust in them.”
Today, Abby is a healthy toddler who loves Minnie Mouse and going to the beach. “She brought me back to life,” Melissa says. “Having her pull through with access to life-saving care was life-saving for me.”
In Fall of 2019, Jaquez was starting his final year of high school, looking forward to playing sports, going to prom in the spring, and graduating with his classmates. By October, he started missing school due to a persistent cough that medication couldn‘t help.
Jaquez visited Lurie Children‘s in hopes of finding a remedy, but several rounds of scans and tests revealed that his heart was in critical condition. He would need a transplant.
As he waited for a heart on the Cardiac Care Unit, the COVID-19 pandemic began — limiting the number of family members Jaquez could see. Jaquez kept his spirits up with musical therapy and visits from George, an activity coordinator in the Panda Cares Center of Hope.
Jaquez received a new heart in June and made a strong recovery, returning home two weeks after surgery. His successful transplant “was everything we had prayed for,” Jaquez‘s mother Jaquette says.
Why support Lurie Children‘s?
As one of the country‘s top-ranked children's hospitals, we‘re dedicated to giving every child the care and support they need to live better, healthier lives.
Access for all
As a non-profit medical center, our donors help us care for kids who need it most.
We advocate for policies that combat systemic healthcare barriers and increase access tochildren’s healthcare.
Specialized Care Teams
Our patient care teams include creative arts therapists, child life specialists, interpreters, tutors and teachers.
We strive to address the root causes of child health disparities with support services and financial assistance.