Each year, Franciscan Hospital for Children helps thousands of children find the courage to reach their full potential. Explore some of the amazing stories crafted every day by our passionate patients, students, families, and staff.
Nick’s superhero-like courage and strength has him on the road to recovery after inexplicable seizures forced doctors to place Nick in a coma.
Born at only 26 weeks, an impossibly tiny 1 lb. and 12 oz., Michael Kostecki definitely had a lot of growing to do.
Less than six months after a car accident left her unable to walk, Brooke is home and walking independently.
One look at Molly’s vibrant smile, and it’s impossible to tell how her life could have changed.
Emma’s stay at Franciscan helped her realize the
importance of asking for help when she needed it.
Determined and tenacious, that’s how the faculty at Kennedy Day School often describe Devin.
Skating has built Adam’s confidence, watching and competing with the other children.
An unexpected virus on her spine left doctors wondering if she would ever be able to walk again.
Caleb works to learn skills many take for granted, like expressing his preferences.
In spite of treatments, surgeries, and an anxious wait on the organ donor list, Kiki remained bright and determined.
For Jacob, getting onto the ice is a lot more challenging than just lacing up his skates.
With his regained strength also came a new
milestones like walking
down the stairs without
Korey has overcome
challenges since his birth, and faces each one head on and with a smile.
Learn how feisty Victoria never lost her spark.
See how Nick’s courage kept him moving forward.