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Shout-Out! Go Team!!!!

Great job to the UC Davis Fetal Care and Treatment Center Team!!!!


Dear team, I’d like to extend a heartfelt THANK YOU and GREAT JOB to everyone today. We did a new operation for UC Davis and it went about as well as we could have hoped for. The coordination was outstanding, and everyone did their job incredibly well.  It led to a very smooth operation and so far, a good outcome. I’m very impressed withRead full post

Dorian’s Story

A Diagnosis of Necrotizing Enterocolitis


Shortly after birth, Dorian Vasquez was diagnosed with necrotizing enterocolitis and was transferred to UC Davis Children’s Hospital for care. A large part of his bowel needed to be removed. But with help from his teams in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Dorian had a remarkable recovery and can now eat andRead full post

Dr. Raff and UC Davis Children’s Hospital Team Make Rob Whole Again

A Surgical Repair of Chest Deformity


When our son, 14-year-old Rob, pointed his skis downhill and pushed off to compete in the high school ski race in March, few in the crowd knew his story. It had only been a short nine months before that he had undergone a surgical repair of a chest deformity at UC Davis Children’s Hospital. And now, here he was, livingRead full post

A Thank You Letter

Zack’s Battle with Type 1 Diabetes


To Ann Madden Rice, CEO, UC Davis Medical Center at 2315 Stockton Boulevard: Dear Mrs. Rice, We would like you to know how grateful we are for the wonderful, attentive care our 16-year-old son, Zack, received at UC Davis Children’s Hospital last week. He was a patient in your hospital for several days last week. admitted after sudden weight lossRead full post

Baby Conner–A True Inspiration

Connor’s Breathing Trouble Is Cancerous Neuroblastoma


Right after he was born, we noticed that our son Connor had some difficulty breathing. We hoped it was just a floppy airway that would develop as he got older. The day he turned five months old, his breathing became so labored, we took him to the UC Davis emergency room. Because his oxygen levels were so low, chest x-rays wereRead full post

Baby Liam Thrives!

After a Rare Heart Disease Appears at Birth

baby Liam

At my routine 20 week pregnancy ultrasound, a heart abnormality was identified. Soon thereafter, via a fetal echocardiogram, Pediatric Cardiology diagnosed my soon-to-be-born son, Liam, with Truncus Arteriosus (a rare type of heart disease that occurs at birth,in which a single blood vessel (truncus arteriosus) comes out of the right and left ventricles, instead of the normal two vessels (pulmonary arteryRead full post

My Moment

Ruby’s Heart Defect: Reflecting on Difficult Days

mother and daughter

I looked to my left, and in the darkest hours of the night I could just make out their faces. My husband, Aaron, so handsome and sleeping so soundly, with his head barely on his pillow. Scarlett, my almost-two-year-old little girl, whose face looked astoundingly similar to his, was lying between us, her little hands snuggled up by her neck.Read full post


  • Jodi Adkins

    Thank you for sharing your courageous, heart-felt story. I’m so happy for you rand your family.