It’s Back to School Time…Even at Children’s Hospital!

By: Raeanna Paterson, MLIS, Hospital School Program Coordinator, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC With the new school year just around the corner, it’s time for kids everywhere to get ready to go back to school — including patients at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC! Children who are hospitalized often struggle with school attendance and homework…. Read more »

Choosing Your Transplant Family

By Catherine Herridge, member of the Transplant Auxiliary of Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation. This blog was prepared as a service to families dealing with organ transplantation. Catherine’s son Peter is a liver transplant recipient. “She’s a rock star.” Hailey Puleo says nothing can stop their 9-year old daughter Acacia.  “She’s a double black diamond… Read more »

One Student’s Wish

Ryan Riffner, a third-grader at Jeffery Primary in Shaler, was asked to write a composition explaining what he would do if he was the richest person in the world and to describe one day in his life. Ryan took to his creative writing and put together a composition which included getting a private jet as… Read more »

Keeping Families Safe This Summer

By Chris Vitale, Injury Prevention Manager, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC June is National Safety Month, and as part of the Injury Prevention Team, we want to keep you and your family safe this summer and throughout the year. As the weather gets warmer, many of us will want to be outside enjoying it,… Read more »

Survivorship: Riding Cancer’s Roller Coaster

By: Marty Randal, Cancer Survivor Kennywood! Everyone who grew up in western Pennsylvania or has relatives in this area knows about and loves this amusement park. The Kennywood experience is part of growing up in this area.  Local schools have their “Kennywood Day,” and families and communities come together to have fun at this local… Read more »