CF, in the Eyes of an 8 Year Old

By Sydney Willig Cystic Fibrosis is something I have always had.  CF is not fun.  Before school and before bed, I do my puffers, fishy mask and vest.  Before I eat anything, I have to take pills so I don’t get sick. With breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks, I take 6 pills.  I even have… Read more »

Matisse Reid: Life Begins at Children’s

A Life without Eating Imagine sitting down at the dinner table and not being able to eat anything on your plate. For Matisse Reid, eating is something she has been unable to enjoy for nearly 10 years. Born with a rare medical condition called chronic idiopathic intestinal pseudo obstruction, Matisse has been fed intravenously her… Read more »

Stay Safe on Halloween!

By Dr. Barbara Gaines, Director of Trauma and Injury Prevention Halloween is my favorite holiday. For me, it’s all about the kids.  I was never into the scarier stuff, or even the parties. But rather, the excitement and anticipation of kids as they figure out the perfect costume, plan their night, and sort their candy…. Read more »

Rebuilding History

By Elizabeth Beckman The History and Archives project at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC is under way!   A preliminary survey of the three history rooms was begun by Dr. Bernadette Callery of the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Information Sciences in February 2011 and finished by me, Elizabeth Beckman, an MLIS graduate student.  The… Read more »

A Blog by Luke

By: Luke Maeding, double-lung transplant recipient at Children’s I’m at the hospital in Pittsburgh. You can get beads for every time you have surgery or something scary done. They are Beads of Courage. Each day you circle the beads you need for your child. Find the day you are on and circle the beads you need…. Read more »