Autymn, Angela and Ryan have all benefited from life-saving care made possible by cutting-edge research here at Nationwide Children's Hospital. All three children and their families have hope. Because the doctors and scientists at Nationwide Children's Hospital have developed the world's most advanced treatments to cure their diseases and conditions. That's why giving to Nationwide Children's is so important. Because your gift not only helps kids here, it helps kids everywhere.
When Autymn Tackett – weighing just 1.6 pounds at birth – wasn't thriving at her local hospital, her parents looked to experts at Nationwide Children's to help their "miracle baby."
At 3 years old, Angela became the first person in the United States to receive a tissue-engineered blood vessel, marking a historic moment in the field of regenerative medicine.
Hours after receiving an initial diagnosis of mumps, 3 year-old “Sully” and his parents found themselves speeding to the ER after blood tests revealed something much worse.
Little Brayden Bueter was about to celebrate his third birthday, but on that special day Brayden’s mom noticed that her little boy’s eye looked as if it was bulging out of its socket. The family doctor ran some tests but the results were inconclusive so he scheduled an MRI.
Ryan Vaish’s parents say that they never gave his unusual running gait or delayed motor development a second thought. That all changed after a blood test confirmed that Ryan had a rare genetic disease called Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).
At first, the clues were small that ten year-old Lauren Cunningham was battling something more than the viral sinus infection suspected by her pediatrician. Then one morning, Lauren woke up with her left eye inexplicably turned inward.
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