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Effie

Effie finds life through new lungs

Published: Dec 12th, 2011

Georgia and Tom were parents to be of twins- Effie and Aris. However, sixteen weeks into her pregnancy, she and Tom learned that Effie had a congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH), […]

Brianna

Brianna recovering from life-threatening cancer

Published: Dec 12th, 2011

Brianna started her life fighting, fighting for a chance to live. Her future was in question only five weeks after her birth. Brianna became very ill and eventually was seen […]

The Bright Triplets

Published: Dec 6th, 2011

Ashley, Brittney and Caitlin were born 27 weeks premature and each weighed less than two pounds.  The fight for their survival began from the moment their mom was transported to […]

Wyatt Thomas

Published: Dec 6th, 2011

During his last physical before leaving Shands Children’s Hospital at the University of Florida, UF physicians discovered a serious heart murmur in two-day-old Wyatt Thomas. His parents, Ann and Johnny […]

Cat Chennell

Published: Dec 6th, 2011

Cat Chennell’s grandmother, Lila Johnston, wept when asked how it felt to see Cat play like a normal 9-year-old girl. “Your heart just explodes into crying,” she said as she […]

Bryan Got a Second Chance: How UF physicians at Shands saved a boy’s life

Bryan Got a Second Chance: How UF physicians at Shands saved a boy’s life

Published: Nov 8th, 2011

Two-year-old Bryan Rosenberg lay in his hospital bed following emergency brain surgery. His father, Dr. Jason Rosenberg, remembers this nightmare of a day as if it was yesterday. On Aug. […]

Lasting Legacy

Lasting Legacy

Published: Nov 8th, 2011

Physician passes away, but his gift will continue to give Admitted to Shands at the University of Florida in October 2009 for acute myelogenous leukemia, Richard Laucks, M.D., valued the […]

The Growing Need for Cancer Care

The Growing Need for Cancer Care

Published: Nov 8th, 2011

“I am excited about the groundbreaking treatments the Shands at UF Cancer Hospital will bring, but I know something as important as this cannot be accomplished without the generosity of […]

Scott Dameron

Scott Dameron

Published: Nov 8th, 2011

In March 2003, Scott Dameron noticed a very small bump on his right forearm. In six weeks the bump grew to 1½ times the size of an eraser head. After […]

Michael

Michael

Published: Nov 8th, 2011

Michael was diagnosed with a brain tumor called fibrillary astrocytoma, grade II at the age of 8, when he had begun to show significant symptoms; he had lost the use […]