Evan's dad: This is where it all began… not feeling well led us to UPMC Hamot. After a scan showed a mass in Evan’s abdomen, we were sent to Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh, where he was diagnosed with A Typical Burkett’s Lymphoma.
Liam's mother: Liam is nine years old and going into fourth grade in the fall. When Liam was 5, he was diagnosed with neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1).
The NICU is a critical care unit that can be anxiety-provoking, loud, and overwhelming.
Julian's mother: I was having some symptoms that I knew weren’t normal, so I went to the ER in Meadville. We were scheduled to have a C-section with Julian at Magee-Womens, UPMC Hamot, in a few short weeks ...
Wyatt's mother: On a Saturday morning in April, I started having labor pains. This was our 3rd pregnancy, but this one had been different.
Connor's mother: My pregnancy was a stressful and scary journey from the very beginning. It seemed as though each step and turn gave my husband and me more questions than answers and more worry that our little one wouldn’t make it or would have complications.
Brenda: After months of denial, my then 14-year-old admitted that he had some GI problems. It started with the typical emergency room visit to determine what was happening.
Volunteer Marian and her dog Malkin: Visiting UPMC Hamot is always fun for Malkin and me, a volunteer team from Therapy Dogs United.
Troy and Taylor's Mother: Our journey as a NICU family started in 2016 when I was expecting my first child, our son, Troy.
Arden's Mother: Life truly is unpredictable, and emergencies never seem to happen when you’re ready for them.
The Children’s Care Fund is used to improve pediatric care in our region and cover the cost of the care and related expenses for families of pediatric patients who do not have the means to pay.