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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Landon's Story

Jennifer and Jason Rice felt shock and fear when they learned their son Landon would be born with a cleft lip – a defect many people think only... Read More
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Olivia's Story

At just 3 days old, Olivia came to Valley Children’s Hospital. She was diagnosed with Antley-Bixler syndrome, which causes structural changes to... Read More

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Anali's Story

My name is Anali, and I was born with a cleft lip and cleft palate. While my memories of seeking treatment are a little foggy or second-hand from... Read More

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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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Arturo's Story

Today, Arturo Alvarez is a happy 11-year-old boy who loves to play with his friends and family. But behind his bright smile is a remarkable story... Read More