Healing begins at UC Davis Children's Hospital. Explore the following pediatric patient stories to learn more about the range of pediatric care and services we provide.

UC Davis Children's Hospital team performing surgery

The CuRe Trial

Three babies have been born after receiving the world’s first spina bifida treatment combining fetal surgery with stem cells. This was made possible by a landmark clinical trial at UC Davis Health known formally as the “CuRe Trial: Cellular Therapy for In Utero Repair of Myelomeningocele.”

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Mother with baby Micaela

Conjoined Twins Separation

In a marathon surgery on Oct. 24 and 25, 2020, surgeons at UC Davis Children’s Hospital successfully separated nine-month-old conjoined twins Abigail and Micaela Bachinskiy.

UC Davis Health is proud to share a six-part video series on the first-ever separation of conjoined twins at UC Davis Children’s Hospital.

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GiannaGianna’s story

When Gianna was born blind and deaf, she wasn’t guaranteed a regular childhood. By having access to UC Davis Health, she became one of the youngest patients to ever receive cochlear implants.

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Abbey, pediatric patientAbbey’s story

Abbey is a 7-year-old Sacramento resident who is interested in theater, excels in school and went snowboarding for the first time this winter.

While that sounds like a typical little girl, Abbey is anything but typical. She was born with a type of congenital heart disease that is fatal without treatment. The diagnosis turned her family’s life upside down and led to Abbey’s multiple open-heart surgeries …

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Cadence StamperCadence’s story

During her summer break in 2013, then-7-year-old Orangevale resident Cadence experienced something very few children ever do — a stroke. Over the course of six weeks, a UC Davis Children's Hospital team that included occupational, physical and speech therapists, physicians, nurses and child life specialists helped her regain strength and mobility …

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