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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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Baby Aria saved by UC Davis Fetal Care and Treatment Center

Read how fetal interventions helped baby Aria after she was diagnosed with hydrops.

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After a decade, UC Davis neurosurgeons provide epilepsy relief

Read how neurosurgery at UC Davis Children's Hospital changed Kate Bornino's life.

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Pediatric Heart Center saves baby Emerald

Testimonial submitted by Mike and Kendra Lamm, parents of pediatric heart patient Emerald

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Expert team provides life-saving care to seven week old Chloe

Testimonial submitted by Alyssa Able, Chloe’s mom

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A teen athlete gets another chance

Testimonial submitted by Sherie Voorhies, Emma’s mother

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Transplant patient gets chance at new life

Testimonial submitted by Angelica Gonzalez, whose son Alex, 17, was born without kidneys.

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Partnership leads to personalized care and life-saving treatment

Testimonial submitted by Julie Wold, August’s mother

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From life-saving surgery to happy, healthy boy

Testimonial submitted by Jennifer Arnold, Chance’s mom

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From routine check-ups to life-saving care

Testimonial submitted by Jessica Mendoza, Xavier’s mother.

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Great care brightens spirits

Testimonial submitted by patient Delaney Stahley

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Unique relationships create a home away from home

Testimonial submitted by Braylin McMullen’s mom, Megan

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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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Nationally ranked orthopaedic care shows that miracles do exist

“The best thing we could have done was gone to UC Davis for treatment because they helped him in so many different ways. He's going on two years cancer free and using his pros

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Baby gets life-saving help from neurosurgery

On July 3, 2017, we came to the UC Davis emergency room with a cranky three week old baby boy, Tikhon, who was vomiting (with pinkish emesis at one point). As his mom, I felt that something was “off” with our son.

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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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This Story Had a Scary Beginning

Story Burger is lucky to be alive. Thanks to emergency room doctors and her mother’s instinct, the 21-month-old girl was able to survive a rare brain condition.

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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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Saving Avery

Baby Avery was just a week old and in severe circulatory distress when her parents, Eric and Kim Griffiths, rushed her along twisting Tuolumne County mountain roads.

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Lina–Then and Now

In early 2015, in the middle of her 5th grade, Lina started suffering from periodic unexplained vomiting and weight loss. It also seemed that she wasn’t growing at the same rate as her peers...

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From Tragedy to Triumph

Before Joseph turned a year old, he started showing symptoms for hydrocephalus–symptoms like headaches, migraines, nausea and vomiting.

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