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Each day, children with incredible strength, bravery and willpower come through the doors of Children's Hospital seeking care and treatment. We are privileged to interact with these inspiring everyday heroes and their families. These are their stories.
“Parker’s skull didn’t flex during delivery, and when he arrived, he had a long, narrow head that was pinched on the sides,” she recalls. “His head didn’t look at all like his brother Brandon’s, who is three years older. The doctor in Colorado said Parker’s head shape was due to the difficult delivery."
A half hour after birth, Dawson couldn’t breathe. This is common among severely premature infants, but Dawson was born barely a month early, and he was a healthy 6 pounds, 3 ounces. Why was such a well-developed infant having trouble?
Healing Children, Saving Lives
Over 100 years ago, nurse Bertha Wright and a group of East Bay women founded the hospital now known as Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland. Today, we continue their legacy by providing the best pediatric care and by advancing research to find cures for devastating illnesses.