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Channel Perseveres

The doctors still aren’t sure what happened. There was no warning. Channel was at school and had just run a couple of miles during gym. Afterwards, she just seemed to collapse.

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Maternity

Curious Kirsten (Briana)

For the first five months of my pregnancy, I had high blood pressure and wasn’t able to drink or eat. As a precaution, I also had a scheduled doctor’s visit every week.

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Heart and Vascular

Guy Ciapponi–Four Years Later

This story begins in 2012. Shortly before Thanksgiving of that year, Erin Ciapponi delivered her second child at Mercy Medical Center in Redding, Calif.

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Surgery

McElroy Twins Make Surprise Entrance

Sarah McElroy, pregnant with twins, woke in the middle of night. Only 28 weeks into her pregnancy, her water breaking was the furthest thing from her mind.

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Surgery

Shout-Out! Go Team!!!!

Great job to the UC Davis Fetal Care and Treatment Center Team!!!!

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Children's Health

Dorian's Story

Shortly after birth, Dorian Vasquez was diagnosed with necrotizing enterocolitis and was transferred to UC Davis Children’s Hospital for care.

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Surgery

Dr. Raff and UC Davis Children's Hospital Team Make Rob Whole Again

When our son, 14-year-old Rob, pointed his skis downhill and pushed off to compete in the high school ski race in March, few in the crowd knew his story.

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Children's Health

A Thank You Letter

We would like you to know how grateful we are for the wonderful, attentive care our 16-year-old son, Zack, received at UC Davis Children’s Hospital.

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Cancer

Baby Conner–A True Inspiration

Right after he was born, we noticed that our son Connor had some difficulty breathing. We hoped it was just a floppy airway that would develop as he got older.

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Heart and Vascular

Baby Liam Thrives!

At my routine 20 week pregnancy ultrasound, a heart abnormality was identified. Soon after, via a fetal echocardiogram, Pediatric Cardiology diagnosed my soon-to-be-born son, Liam, with Truncus Arteriosus.

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Surgery

My Moment

I looked to my left, and in the darkest hours of the night I could just make out their faces. My husband, Aaron, so handsome and sleeping so soundly, with his head barely on his pillow.

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