Nationwide Childrens Hospital Encourages Families To Share Their Stories

November 16, 2016

Each year, there are more than one million visits to Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Each patient goes through their own journey, and has their own story to tell. Nationwide Children’s has created Flutter, a platform where families can share their stories and find comfort in knowing others have shared similar experiences.

Currently, Flutter features more than 150 parent- and patient-submitted stories representing hundreds of conditions ranging from stitches treated in a day, to lifelong conditions like adult congenital heart disease. Its goal is to be a space where patients and parents can find those who share their struggles, victories and everything in between, as a way to allow families the chance to take comfort in seeing the stories of others who have been in their shoes.

Flutter stories include patients as young as four months and as old as 51 years. Anyone who has had an experience with Nationwide Children’s can share their story. Whether a family has endured a cancer battle, participated in a research study, or passed through Nationwide Children’s urgent care to treat a broken bone on vacation, every story matters – because every child matters.

Patients and parents can view existing stories and submit their own stories here.

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.5 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at