Celebrating Healthy Holidays

By: Ann C. Meyers, RD LDN at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC How wonderful is our list of holiday foods with all of the connotations of family, warmth, love, and anticipation! Our kids certainly look forward to these special foods, but we parents are often plagued by a nagging sense of guilt that we… Read more »

Our Journey with Children’s Hospital

“Your baby has a heart murmur.”  Those were the words that began our journey with Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC in 2007. We are a close family, brought up with a strong set of values created over time with the experience of lifetimes to solidify all that we believe.  As our family grew, we… Read more »

Grateful for Children’s Hospital

By John Carpenter, father of Danielle Rose Carpenter I could list all the reasons that we are lucky to have Children’s Hospital, but I’ll let you read Danielle’s story and I won’t have to. Our daughter, Danielle Rose Carpenter, was diagnosed with Stage 2 Wilms’ tumor (kidney cancer) when she was 2 years old in… Read more »

What a Wonderful Staff!

By Mike Gallagher, father of Meghan Gallagher It was almost two weeks ago when my 15-year-old daughter, Meghan, was rushed to the emergency room of UPMC Hamot in Erie, Pa. She was in so much abdominal pain she could not even walk. Her intestinal track was in so much distress that her body was shutting… Read more »