Patient Stories

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Thanks to Rady Children’s renowned cardiac team, Kellan is healthy and full of life. Here, he meets a penguin at SeaWorld, where his dad works as a penguin keeper. Read his heartwarming story.

Our young patients inspire us each and every day. When faced with a chronic illness, they show courage. When battling a life-threatening disease, they call upon their strength. When there are setbacks, they show resilience. And through it all — and despite the many challenges — they never give up hope.

Here, we are proud to share stories of these amazing kids and their life-changing care at Rady Children’s.

The stories were originally published in U-T Kids’ NewsDay, a special edition of U-T San Diego. Every dollar raised from the sale of U-T Kids’ NewsDay provides funding that has a direct impact on patient care and community education. U-T Kids’ NewsDay is made possible through a partnership among U-T San Diego, NBC 7 San Diego and Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary.

For patient stories from the 2014 U-T Kids’ NewsDay and from previous issues, click on the links on the left.

To read the entire 2014 U-T Kids’ NewsDay, click here.