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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Mac's Story

At 37 weeks pregnant, Veronica woke up in labor at 4 a.m., then rushed to the hospital. A little more than an hour later, Mac was born. Mac had... Read More

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Braden's Story

Braden Plaa was 14 years old and near death when he arrived at Valley Children’s in 2013 and was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, a severe... Read More
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Darsy's Story

Pregnant with her first child, the last thing Darsy Caballero imagined is that her baby would be born with a serious defect. Gastroschisis is a rare... Read More