Patient Stories

Valley Children's is honored to provide care for children living in the Central Valley. We are continually inspired by our patients' courage, and invite you to read these real patient stories as reminders of the journeys of struggle, healing and hope that we encounter daily.

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Andrew's Story

At roughly 6-foot-5, Andrew McMillan never looked like a typical patient at Valley Children’s Hospital.

But at that height and age 17,... Read More

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Survivor Spotlight: Dylan

At two months old, most children are learning to smile at their parents and beginning to react to sounds. At two months old, Dylan Shippey was... Read More

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Survivor Spotlight: Savannah

At just 16 years old, Savannah Gomes was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma. When she was told she had cancer, Savannah had only one thought: “What... Read More

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Survivor Spotlight: Anthony

What does it mean to be a survivor? To 22-year-old Anthony Linares, it means that he is well-equipped and strong enough to overcome anything that... Read More

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Survivor Spotlight: Binny

For most teens, the weeks before a sixteenth birthday might be spent planning a party, hanging out with friends, or scheduling a driving test at... Read More