Neurosurgery Patient Stories :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Meet our Patients

At Nationwide Children's Hospital, our team of pediatric neurosurgeons realize that emotional support is every bit as important as medical treatment. 

Meet some of the patients treated by our team and read their stories of care and hope. 


Meet Melanie

Diagnosis: Myxopapillary Ependymoma

"Dr. Leonard played a crucial role in finding the tumor and deciding on a course of action. He brought in another doctor, Dr. Sribnick, who would perform the surgery and become our primary neurosurgeon. He, along with all of the nurses on the 10th floor, were a Godsend. They were so caring and helpful. We cannot express enough how thankful we are to have found such a wonderful place to endure this horrible tragedy."

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Meet Mason

Diagnosis: brain tumor, Epilepsy

"Almost 2 years post resection, Mason has adjusted to his frequent trips to see our heros, Dr. Batman (Dr. Leonard) and Dr. Hulk (Dr. Weisleder). We have found comfort in our favorite nurse who works in MRI, Trisha and the support and understanding of those who have patiently comforted Mason and our family."

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