Each year, Franciscan Children’s helps thousands of children find the courage to reach their full potential. Explore some of the amazing stories crafted every day by our passionate patients, students, families, and staff.
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Born at just 26 weeks, Judah’s courageous spirit and committed care team helped him grow and thrive.
Born 3 months prematurely at just 15 ounces, the medical challenges Dorian faces are no match for his spunky personality.
A special bond between Luke and his doctor helped him get the life-saving treatment he needed to thrive.
Born at 25 weeks and just 13 ounces, Stephen and his family don’t give up.
On the outside Jenn came across like many other kids. What people couldn’t see was on the inside, the pain behind her smile.
Owen couldn’t go to school successfully, maintain friendships, or express his feelings. Until he got the support he needed.
Sam wasn’t the kind of girl who looked like someone plagued by depression.
A tiny performer who doesn’t let his tubes trip him up.
Massimo was born three months premature at just two pounds.
Tom’s bright mind and unique interests helped him become who he is today.
Brandon Smart has been a fighter from the very beginning.
Mae’s smile makes everyone smile.
Music Therapy helps Hannah show incredible signs of improvement in the areas she needs it the most.
Kevin is determined. His confidence is ever building, he is learning to self-advocate, and he is a friend to all.
At 24 weeks the doctor told Meghan that she was in labor. The new parents didn’t know what to expect.
Determined and tenacious, that’s how the faculty at Kennedy Day School often describe Devin.
When 2 ½ year old Jacob fell from a third story window, life for the Qua family was turned upside down.
Maisey received the one-on-one help she needed to cope with her mental health challenges.
Bella’s progress is amazing to see! She continues to thrive in school, in her community.
Gradually, with the help of his care team, Christian began to gain back his strength and mobility.