Dreams

Dreams: One Children's Hospital, Countless Childhood Dreams Saved Kennedy Ben Ava Amari, 15 Heart Transplant

At the University of Maryland Children's Hospital, our providers deliver the most personalized and compassionate care for kids and their families. Learn more about how we help more kids have healthy childhoods so they can dream big.

**Children featured in advertising are actual patients of University of Maryland Children's Hospital.
Their precious dreams have been chosen by them and shared with us.**

Cancer | Cardiology | Endocrinology | Gastroenterology | Neonatology | Orthopaedics | Pulmonology

CANCER

Eli

Eli, Age 5
Wilms Tumor
A knot found in Eli's belly at bath time turned out to be a more serious condition.

Gaby

Gabbi, Age 7
Cancer Survivor
Gabbi's unstoppable nosebleed was a symptom of something much worse.

Hannah

Hannah, Age 9
Cancer Survivor
Hannah was a carefree kindergartener when a routine trip to the nurse's office turned into a larger ordeal.

Kennedy

Kennedy, Age 3
Cancer Survivor
After battling a fever for three weeks, Kennedy's pediatrician referred her for a chest X-ray that found startling results.

Natalie

Natalie, Age 14
Cancer Survivor
Right before Natalie's seventh grade year, she faced a tough time with what seemed like a bad case of strep throat.

CARDIOLOGY

Amari

Amari, Age 15
Heart Transplant
Despite being born with a rare heart defect, Amari had a relatively normal childhood until his heart began to weaken in his teenage years.

Ari

Ari, Age 16
Rare Heart Condition
After several years of tests and missed diagnosis, everything changed when Ari's mom switched his care to the University of Maryland Children's Hospital.

ENDOCRINOLOGY

Ben

Ben, Age 7
Type I Diabetes
Ben started drinking more water and had more trips to the bathroom, which encouraged his parents to suspect something was wrong.

GASTROENTEROLOGY

Ava

Ava, Age 4
Digestive Disorder
Newborn Ava wasn't eating and was losing weight, which led her mom to suspect a larger issue.

NEONATOLOGY

Makenna, Morgan and Maci, NICU Graduates, Age 4

Makenna, Morgan and Maci, Age 4
NICU Graduates
Born just shy of 30 weeks, triplets Makenna, Morgan and Maci were rushed to the NICU where doctors and nurses saved their lives.

ORTHOPAEDICS

Jedriel

Jedriel, Age 4
Nerve Injury
Newborn Jedriel couldn't move his upper arm, which led his parents on a journey to seek expert medical care for their son.

PULMONOLOGY

Allen

Allen, Age 3
Sleep Apnea
When Allen turned one, his breathing and sleeping issues began to worsen. Ana Lasso-Pirot, MD and Kevin Pereira, MD found the reason why.

For more information about UMCH or to make an appointment, please call 1-800-492-5538 (patients) or 1-800-373-4111 (physicians).