Miracle Children

Caleb's Story

Caleb is a very loving and tender hearted guy that wins people over with his smile. He has a passion for music and enjoys playing the drums.

Early in 2014 at the age of 16, Caleb was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma, which is a bone cancer. Caleb leaned on his faith and fought hard. He endured fourteen rounds of chemotherapy, six weeks of radiation, and a hip replacement along with a titanium rod for his upper femur.

In January 2015, Caleb and his family received amazing news. His scans were clean and they revealed that he was cancer free!! His family credits KU Medical Center and the outstanding medical staff for the awesome care and healing Caleb received. Caleb is ready to pick up his sticks and get back into the swing of things by playing his drums.


 

Hans' Story

Hans is a delightful, rambunctious, and flirtatious 14 month old who came into this world healthy and happy. 


Hans was a very vigorous eater right after birth, but 24-hours later, his mom noticed he refused to eat much. Due to his weight and continual refusal to eat, he was placed in the NICU for observation. On his fifth day of life, Hans began vomiting and his stomach became distended so he remained in the NICU for nine more days. Doctors suspicions were correct and he was diagnosed with Hirschsprung's Disease.

Hirschsprung's Disease is a disease that affects newborns in which part or all of the colon and up to the small intestine does not have ganglian cells (which promote muscle function for bowel movement.) During his thirty-two day hospital stay, Hans had three surgeries. The first was to confirm the diagnosis and the other two were to help Hans achieve normal bowl function.

Today, Hans is doing great and has become a favorite among the Pediatric doctors and nurses at KU Medical Center. No matter what comes his way, you can always count on his smiley face!

 

Rebecca's Story

 Rebecca is a funny and sassy 9-year old who lives in Overland Park, Kansas with her mom and brother. She is full of life and is always busy. She has an amazing imagination, many friends, enjoys singing and writing stories.

When Rebecca was 15 months old, she was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis, which is a genetic disease that affects mostly her lungs and pancreas. As a result of this disease, Rebecca has been in the hospital many times throughout her young life, the longest was for 47 days. Her family moved from California to Kansas City, just so Rebecca could be treated at KU Medical Center and since then she is thriving. Her mom credits the wonderful doctors and medical staff who have helped Rebecca stay out of the hospital for almost a whole year.

Rebecca and her family work very hard to not let Cystic Fibrosis define who she is or what she can become. When Rebecca grows up she wants to be a writer and a doctor so she can write stories to inspire kids facing hard times just like she did and also work at KU Medical Center and be amazing just like the doctors who take care of her.

 

 

Last modified: May 09, 2016
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