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Ambassador Highlight: Meet Reilly

Apr 28th, 2016

By the time Reilly was 6 months old, he had undergone two open-heart surgeries to repair his congenital heart defect.


Ambassador Highlight: Meet Tori

Mar 24th, 2016

Two summers ago, Tori Boyton’s mom, Kimberly, noticed a mark on Tori’s head that grew from a small, red spot into a larger bump

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Ambassador Highlight: Meet Ava

Feb 29th, 2016

In October 2010, 8-year-old Ava Mason had unexplained swollen lymph nodes in her neck. Despite initial treatment, Ava’s lymph nodes continued to grow even larger.

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Ambassador Highlight: Meet Danny

Jan 28th, 2016

Born in the Bahamas, Danny was diagnosed with dysplastic kidneys, a kidney malformation that happened during fetal development. When doctors told his mom Dominique his diagnosis, they said they could do no more than make Danny comfortable with what they had.

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Ambassador Highlight: Meet Izabella

Dec 14th, 2015

At 14 months old, Izabella is one of the youngest patients in the U.S. to receive a heart-lung transplant.

Meet Ambassador Child Grayson Irwin

Meet Ambassador Child Grayson Irwin

Oct 10th, 2014

Grayson Irwin was a happy, content baby who loved to laugh and rarely cried. It wasn’t until he turned 11 months that he started exhibiting viral symptoms similar to those […]

May is Children’s Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Children’s Mental Health Awareness Month

May 28th, 2014

The Arts in Medicine campaign spotlights a young adult cancer survivor who relied on the arts to cope during her battle with cancer. When Khandice Long was treated at UF […]

Nurses Week

Honoring UF Health Shands Nurses On National Nurses Week

May 1st, 2014

Patients and staff celebrate National Nurses Week, from May 6-12.

Cox Foundation Supports NICU

Cox Foundation Supports NICU

Apr 22nd, 2014

UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital received a $100,000 grant from the James M. Cox Foundation to support the expansion of the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit. Construction is slated to […]

UF Health patient named Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Florida Champion

UF Health patient named Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Florida Champion

Apr 22nd, 2014

His body might not always have the energy it needs, but 6-year-old Nathan Ferrell’s fun-loving personality stands in stark contrast to his disease as he faces his unique medical challenge […]