Putting an End to Pediatric Brain Cancer

During the summer of 2017, Shamon Ampey noticed her 2-year-old son, Ahmon, was having some strange symptoms. He had problems swallowing and occasionally experienced nose bleeds. When Ahmon started having issues with his balance, Ampey knew something was really wrong. Ampey went to Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital where experts discovered a cancerous mass in Ahmon’s brain. [Continue Reading]

Born with a Broken Heart

Today,  the beat of Hayes Yepes’s tiny heart sounds like music to his parents’ ears.  But that was not always the case. Parents Jeremy Yepes and Kortney Gant admittedly have experienced many anxiety-filled days since their son Hayes was born on Dec. 4, 2017. The couple learned something was wrong with their newborn shortly after [Continue Reading]

The Skin Infection All Parents Should Know About

Keno may never remember the week he spent in the hospital as an infant but his mother, Mimi, won’t forget. At just four months old, Keno spent five days at Children’s Memorial Hermann at Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital where doctors treated him for staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome. “I began to notice very light red patches [Continue Reading]

Creating Healthier Houston Families, One Carrot at a Time

When 12-year-old Natalie decided she wanted to play volleyball for her middle school, she was required to undergo a physical to make sure she was healthy enough for sports.But her routine checkup uncovered a troubling problem. Natalie’s blood pressure was dangerously high and her elevated blood sugar levels meant she had undiagnosed  type  2 diabetes. [Continue Reading]

“We went from having no hope that our baby would survive to having her with us today.”

In January 2016, after three years of trying, Courtney and Robert were overjoyed when finding out they were pregnant with their second child – a baby girl. At a routine visit, Courtney’s obstetrician said her ultrasound scan results suggested the baby’s stomach was in the wrong place – an indication of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). Their [Continue Reading]

Ending the Year with a Bang – Fireworks Safety Tips for the Whole Family

With New Year’s Eve around the corner, safety should be top of mind for everyone planning their gatherings with friends and loved ones. While there are several risk factors to be cautious of this holiday season – including drinking and driving–celebrating with fireworks is an activity everyone should take very seriously. Fireworks have been on [Continue Reading]