Patient Stories

Learn more about some of the remarkable patients at Children's. While these brave children battle serious conditions, each shares a common story of hope, courage and determination. Be inspired by their resiliency. See how they received the gift of childhood from Children's and from philanthropists like you.

Jay Hernandez

May 03, 2013 – WFAA | David Schechter

School in hospital gives kids something to focus on beyond illness.

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Sim Scott

July 06, 2012

Children’s Medical Center patient, Sim Scott, Plano, Texas, was recently selected to represent Texas through Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Champion program.

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Gage Oakley

May 22, 2012 – CBSDFW | Stephanie Lucero

Students at South Grand Prairie High School have worked for months collecting donations for a classmate who has a passion for hot rods and trucks. Gage Oakley is a cancer survivor, but it has been a tough road.

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Libby Arterburn

April 20, 2012

Libby, who received two liver transplants at age 4, said she never felt particularly isolated at her school because of her condition. Going to Camp SOAR afforded her the chance to be just like everyone else for once.

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Slate May

March 22, 2012

As a parent, you do everything you can to protect your child from harm, but how do you protect him from a stroke?

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Daniela Soto

March 01, 2012

Three-month-old Daniela Soto was diagnosed with a potentially fatal heart condition shortly after her birth Nov. 22. Doctors at Children’s determined that the Berlin heart was the only option for Daniela, making her the youngest, smallest baby ever supported by the mechanical device.

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Gavin Smith

June 28, 2011

Gavin Smith is a garbage truck and pizza-loving 4-year-old whose battle with an aggressive form of cancer has touched thousands of people.

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James "Craig" Rowlett

November 30, 2010

James “Craig” Rowlett’s parents first took him to an emergency room near their home in Dallas, where physicians said the 10-year-old had a minor stomach issue and sent the family home. Three days later, on Nov. 29, 2007, the Rowletts rushed Craig to the Emergency Department at Children’s.

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Joanna Kwon

November 30, 2010

After falling from her bike, Joanna Kwon, 6, had the expected scrapes and bruises – no major injuries that her family could see. Two days later, Joanna’s parents, noticing her lethargy, took her to the Emergency Department at Children’s at Legacy in Plano.

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Liberty Ingram

November 30, 2010

Three-year-old Liberty Ingram is always on the go. At any moment, she can be found playing with her dog, Jack, or helping her four older brothers and parents milk the cows at their dairy farm. But, just a couple of months ago, sudden life-threatening symptoms stopped Liberty in her tracks.

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Mackinlee Waddell

November 30, 2010

Mackinlee was born five weeks early with a small hole in her heart. Her heart was expected to heal on its own, yet at only two months old, Mackinlee’s heart muscle had weakened tremendously. In an effort to prepare her parents for the years ahead, her doctor mentioned the possibility of a heart transplant.

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