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 »

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month!

By: Anne Marie Kuchera, MS, MA, LPC, RD at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC If you watch the news, read the newspaper, or surf the Web, then you likely are aware of our nationwide childhood obesity crisis.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 35 percent of young people in the United… Read more »

Back to School with…Anticipation?

By: Ann Condon-Meyers, RD LDN at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC As any parent of a school-age child is well aware, it’s officially “back-to-school” season.  Like holidays and birthdays, this time of year hands parents a looming deadline. In response, we scramble to meet the demands of our schools, the pleas of our children,… Read more »