Morgan’s Rehab Journey

Morgan was a healthy, active 17-year-old enjoying her junior year of high school.  She was on her school’s basketball team and loved spending time outdoors when she wasn’t with her friends.  By all accounts, she was leading a completely normal teenage life. All that changed one evening when she collapsed while playing basketball.  Morgan was… Read more »

Sara’s Journey with Children’s Hospital

Back in November, 1986 ECMO therapy was still highly experimental, but at 2 1/2 days old, it was Sara’s only viable option. She had been diagnosed with Persistent Fetal Circulation at a medical center in Syracuse, NY. Her journey began in a very small town near the Canadian border called Potsdam. On a Thursday night… Read more »

Accomplished Actress Holds Children’s Close to Heart

Best known for her success as Estelle Costanza on Seinfeld, the voice of Mrs. Potato Head in the Toy Story franchise, and many other roles, Estelle Harris is not only an extremely talented actress and comedian, but also family oriented and a donor to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. As Estelle’s family continued to… Read more »

Falls Can Happen Anywhere

From a child’s perspective, everything is a potential mountain to climb (that giant bookshelf), obstacle to overcome (those pesky stairs) or mysterious place to investigate (anywhere beyond the safety gate). Little bumps will happen but these brave expeditions shouldn’t result in something more serious. Unintentional falls are the leading cause of non-fatal injuries for children… Read more »

Children’s Welcomes the STEAM Program

Last week, teachers from the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh were at the hospital to present the first in a series of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) inspired lessons called “Exploring Electricity!” In the lesson, the children transform everyday items into unique inventions using motors and batteries. These programs will be presented on a… Read more »