“Lydia's cancer was in her mid-femur and there was no time to waste. We had to get up to speed quickly. To save her leg, we needed an expert surgeon, but we also needed a great oncologist. We discovered both at UC Davis Children's Hospital and were confident in her team to guide us in making some of the most important decisions of our lives.

We knew Lydia's chemotherapy treatments were going to be intense and would require her to be admitted to the hospital for days, if not weeks at a time. To not have to travel further was a gift. We also have two other children we had to take care of. The location made it easier to manage.

We are huge fans of UC Davis. They did so much for Lydia and for our family. The doctors are amazing, and the nurses are the kindest people on the planet. The care team did everything they could to support us and let us know we were not alone.

The strength that Lydia has shown is incredible. She doesn't fear the future, but instead, truly appreciates the 'right now' … just as she did during treatment. Thanks to UC Davis Children's Hospital, we have all learned how important it is to live in the moment.”

– Testimonial submitted by Jessica, Lydia's mom