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Jaelyn’s story: A road to recovery

After a serious car accident, UC Davis Children’s Hospital enveloped both my daughter and I in kindness, care and community. We felt as though we were part of a team, and everyone was invested in Jaelyn’s recovery.

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Defying the odds: Recovery of a teenage stroke survivor

17-year-old boy receives life-saving neurological care at UC Davis Medical Center.

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Child gets lifesaving care after ruptured appendix

He was sicker than ever, and doctors couldn’t figure out what the problem was, his parents decided to transfer Seth to UC Davis Children’s Hospital where a pediatric care team immediately went to work on his healing.

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A new hip for a patient with rare neuromuscular condition

Malena was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy when she was 15 months old. Now as a 16-year-old she successfully received a hip replacement, and the operation has been a game-changer.

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After a longboarding accident, a patient fights to regain all that was lost

Kyle was transported to the UC Davis Pediatric Intensive Care Unit where he spent 43 days fighting for survival.

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UC Davis pediatric cardiology nurse specialists provide Liam top-notch care

Liam Hight was diagnosed with truncus arteriosus in utero and had open heart surgery at five days old.

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Successful open heart surgery leaves Zaydrian happy and healthy

World-class pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon Gary Raff performed surgery on Zaydrian who was able to receive a mechanical heart valve at 1 month old.

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A phenomenal team effort and life-changing care help spinal muscular atrophy patient and her family

Malena was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy when she was 15 months old. Now as a teen, she is a vibrant high school student who has ambitions of attending Stanford University.

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Ivy’s miraculous recovery

Thanks to the UC Davis pediatric emergency team and countless prayers, Ivy’s parents have their little girl back.

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Thanks to the amazing care at UC Davis, Alana is now a thriving, independent and healthy little girl

After spending 119 days in the NICU, the Bender family could finally take their miracle baby home. Six years later, Alana is healthy, energetic, loves music, dancing and her family.

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The specialists who gave a boy a heart for life

After being born with a rare heart defect, Damian overcame three open-heart surgeries with the help of pediatric specialists who provided life-saving care and support to him and his family.

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Multiple heart surgeries set the stage for a promising future

Casey was born with a congenital heart defect and needed a series of surgeries to repair it. Now as a 16-year-old, he lives a normal teenage life as he pursues photography, engineering and a promising future.

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Delivering the best care when it matters the most

Testimonial submitted by Breen Hardin, mother of patient Evie Harden who celebrated her first birthday this February.

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Grace's story

“Grace loves everyone and everyone loves Grace.” That is how people see this little superhero.

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Unexpected Fetal Surgery

We can’t say enough great things about the staff at UC Davis. My daughter, Quinn, had fetal surgery when I was 18 weeks pregnant.

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