Genre Baker’s Story

Genre Baker, 9, of Irwin, was diagnosed with leukemia at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC on Memorial Day of 2009. He quickly realized during his lengthy hospitalizations that video games and other distractions helped pass the time in the hospital. So he started Genre’s Kids with Cancer Fund to raise money for hand-held video… Read more »

Make Room for Kids

The transplant unit at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC is getting a multimedia makeover thanks to Make Room for Kids, a social media-driven fundraising project, and local Microsoft employees. Working with the Mario Lemieux Foundation, the group partnered to raise money and multimedia donations to outfit the transplant unit with gaming equipment and laptops…. Read more »

Brave Heart

At 20 months and 30 pounds, Austin Ball is tall for his age and bursting with energy. It’s hard to believe he’s the same child who, at 5 months, arrived at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC on life support, his future uncertain. Before his birth, Austin had been diagnosed with a large tumor in… Read more »

Daniel Jaramillo’s Transplant Journey

What better way to recognize Donate Life Month in April than to share with you the story of 5-year-old Daniel Jaramillo of Oakton, Va. Dani, who was born with a disease that affected his kidneys and eventually his liver, received a liver transplant at Children’s Hospital in February 2010. However, he is still in kidney… Read more »

If you have kids, be glad you have Children’s.

We’re excited to introduce this new blog from Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Here you can read more about the cutting-edge clinical care and science happening at Children’s Hospital. We’ll introduce you to some of our amazing physicians, nurses and other staff. And you’ll also get to meet some of our patients and families, who have… Read more »