Starting Kindergarten After Spina Bifida: Caroline’s Story

Five-year-old Caroline is a fearless, social butterfly according to her mother, Claudia Miller. “She’s extremely talkative and friendly with other kids,” said Miller, who credits some of Caroline’s outgoing nature to spending time around other children during her physical therapy sessions. Caroline was born with spina bifida, a birth defect in which the spine and [Continue Reading]

Traumatic Brain Injury Patient Achieves Lifelong Dream 23 Years Later

On May 18, 1995, 7-year-old John Hoover was crossing the street in New Waverly, TX, to play with a friend who lived nearby. At that same time, a car traveling 60 miles per hour came around a blind curve and struck the child. Hoover was flown by Memorial Hermann Life Flight® to Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital. [Continue Reading]

Baby Beau is Healthy at Home Thanks to a Novel, Whole-Hearted Surgical Approach

Beau Wyble was where he should be on a Friday night—at home with his parents, Jessica and Andrew Wyble, and his big sister. He was eating and sleeping like most other three-and-a-half-month-olds. Just four days earlier, Beau had made Texas state medical history of sorts when the fingertip-sized hole in his tiny heart was closed [Continue Reading]

What Every Parent Needs to Know Before Packing Their Child’s Lunch

Parents can be put in a tough spot when food recalls affect some of the go-to snacks they commonly pack in lunches for their children. Recently, several cracker brands pulled products off store shelves due to a possible salmonella contamination. In these most recent examples, the ingredient that may be contaminated is a whey powder [Continue Reading]

Smiles Are Contagious: 4-year-old Spreads Cheer One Smile at a Time

  “Zaidyn is beautiful,” Fareen Jivraj doted about her vivacious son. “He is full of love and care. He’s a very confident young boy, who loves unconditionally and innocently.” The abundant innocence of the 4-year-old is just one of the characteristics that makes Jivraj most proud of her son. She hopes others will get to [Continue Reading]