Stories from our Heros

 

Read inspiring stories from some of the children we support!

Noah

Noah

Noah was born with VACTERL association, a rare condition involving multiple co-occurring congenital anomalies. Noah has had more than 20 additional surgeries, all but 5 of them at The University of Vermont Children’s Hospital. In his spare time, Noah loves anything related to emergency rescue personnel and vehicles. He wants to be an EMT when he grows up and some of his best hospital days have involved visits with local area police, fire and EMT staff.

Victoria

Victoria

Ten-year-old Victoria’s fiery red hair, is matched by her larger than life personality. Victoria was born with a bilateral cleft lip and palate. She had to be transferred from Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans to The University of Vermont Children’s Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for emergency care. Victoria has had 11 surgeries at The University of Vermont Children’s Hospital over the years.

Eleanor

Eleanor

Eleanor is a very expressive and imaginative little girl. She loves to play imaginary games: pretend school, store, hospital, parades, and more. She was first admitted to The University of Vermont Children’s Hospital for 4 days when she was 13 months old and diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.

Delshon

Delshon

Delshon was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis when he was one year old. As a result of his CF, he has a pancreatic insufficiency, asthma, and liver disease. The University of Vermont Children's Hospital has been there every step of the way for Delshon, helping to make his treatment easier and providing comfort for he and his mom.

Mason

Mason

Mason is a football fanatic who has been on the field since he was in a stroller . Mason was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, in September of 2013. ALL is characterized by excess lymphoblast's and malignant, immature white blood cells that continuously multiply and overproduce in the bone marrow.

Mariella

Mariella

Three year old Mariella has endured a lot for her young age. She has been seen numerous times at The University of Vermont Children’s Hospital for severe dehydration as a result of having Chronic Kidney Disease and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV). RSV can cause an infection of the lungs and breathing passages, and is a major cause of respiratory illness in young children.

Danielle

Danielle

Though she's still quite young, Danielle's medical journey has been a long one thus far. The high energy teen began her first hospital stay with an appendectomy for a gangrenous appendix. Postoperatively she developed a prolonged ileus and fevers and subsequently learned she had a large, intra-abdominal abscess that required a procedure for drainage. Danielle spent 10 extensive days at The University of Vermont Children’s Hospital for treatment of this abscess prior to finally being discharged.