She has a twinkle in her eye, like she just wants to tell you something,” Marlena says of her newborn daughter, Breia. “She has Dad wrapped around her finger already.” Besides appreciating her sassy personality, Breia’s family has also quickly learned one of her greatest...

Content, silly, and very loving – just a few words Melia uses to describe her 19-month-old daughter Addelyn. Those characteristics serve her well, considering the medical obstacles she faces. At 19 weeks pregnant, parents Melia and Reagan from Thatcher, Arizona, discovered their daughter had fluid...

“My daughter is strong,” Blanca said of her 14-year-old daughter, Kaylee. Right now, Blanca knows that will be an important quality for Kaylee. After going through cancer treatment in 2017, doctors at Phoenix Children’s Hospital recently informed Kaylee that she had relapsed. The family was determined...

Annie and Brian found themselves in uncharted territory when their newborn son Elliot was air evacuated to Phoenix Children’s Hospital from their home in Yuma, Arizona at only four days old. Far from their support system, Ronald McDonald House became an immediate refuge for the...

Instead of playing on her volleyball team back home on the Navajo Nation in northeast Arizona, 15-year-old Martisha’s schedule revolves around three-hour dialysis treatments five days a week. Diagnosed with kidney failure at the age of six that has since led to heart failure, she...

What started as leg pain and a fever suddenly grew much more concerning for Cassidy’s 11-year-old daughter Jaida after the symptoms prompted doctors to send the family directly to Phoenix, over 400 miles from their home in Littlefield, in northwest Arizona. Shortly after, Jaida was...

At age four, Karin from Chino Valley, Arizona was diagnosed with a genetic deletion and duplication in her DNA. The one-in-a-million diagnosis has since resulted in countless trips to Phoenix for medical appointments. After over 200 visits to the House in a span of 11...

“Alfonso loves being the center of attention,” mom Delia said of her 11-year-old son. But right now, that attention is focused on his recovery. After mysterious bruises began appearing in November, doctors discovered Alfonso’s bone marrow had shut down, a condition called severe aplastic anemia....

The night before his diagnosis, 6-year-old Tanner from Tucson, Arizona was doing one of his favorite things – playing soccer. But the normalcy he once enjoyed changed drastically when a CT scan uncovered a golf-ball-sized tumor in his brain called medulloblastoma....