Last New Year’s Day, Gregory Tidwell was in a coma. At the beginning of 2020, he is doing much better
“It has made me ecstatically happy to watch him get better,” his mom said.
In 1994, Harold “Scottie” Scott’s HIV-positive status was covered on the local news. He has been an educator ever since.
Now, 25 years after his announcement, Scott’s mission remains the same: to educate others on the history of HIV, dispel myths and break down stigma.
Madalyn Durbin’s dad just had a double lung transplant; surely there was no way he could make it to her wedding.
Never underestimate a father’s determination to be there for his daughter. As Madalyn started down the aisle, Terry stepped out and took her hand.
Children’s Hospital patient and his grandmother write a book with a message: “I am just like you, but different”
Ryan told his grandmother about the way other people looked at him. She didn't want him to experience that anymore.
Her dad needed a kidney; hers didn’t match. But through paired donation, her dad got a kidney and so did another person in need.
Her blood type was B and his was A. So they went to Plan B.
As a child, Andrea Pitts was severely burned. As an adult, she provides “Boxes of Love” to burn patients.
A few gifts and an encouraging note from somebody who's been there
Tricia Burgess thought she had seasonal allergies. She actually needed a heart transplant.
“I didn’t even know I was sick. I’m thankful that Vanderbilt saved my life.”
Patient who was too sick to attend daughter’s graduation recovering after double lung transplant
Bridget Perez could barely walk a few steps. Now she's walking laps at the Dayani Center track and marveling at how it feels to breathe again.
Children’s Hospital is like a second home to Harper. On her first birthday, it was also the home of her baptism.
The Rev. Amanda Borchik and the Children's Hospital chapel have provided spiritual comfort through Harper's illness.