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Funding hope: Parkinson’s patient on the road again

Published: Apr 28th, 2016

When he was 38 years old, Doug Kirk remembers how things like brushing his teeth or raising his left arm became difficult. He wasn’t able to sleep. Even sitting for extended periods of time proved painful. But this summer, he and his wife Sheila will cycle for more than 450 miles along the scenic southern hills of Iowa.

Ambassador Highlight: Meet Reilly

Published: 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

Published: 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

Ambassador Highlight: Meet Ava

Published: 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.

Izabella Neira is pictured in the Sebastian Ferrero Atrium at UF Health Shands Children's Hospital.

Ambassador Highlight: Meet Izabella

Published: 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

Published: 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

Published: 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 […]

Honoring UF Health Shands Nurses On National Nurses Week

Published: May 1st, 2014

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

Cox Foundation Supports NICU

Cox Foundation Supports NICU

Published: 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

Published: 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 […]