May 17, 2013
Born at 23 weeks, Leah Bell-Upsher weighed just 1 pound, 5.5 oz. Leah had to be put on a high-frequency ventilator, was prescribed several medications, and had intravenous support. Now 10 months old, Leah continues to grow, in length and weight, showing remarkable progress.
May 16, 2013
James Daniels III was born with a hole in his abdominal wall, causing many of his organs to develop outside his body. After three months with a custom-built silo holding his organs in place, and undergoing multiple surgeries, James was whole for the first time. A courageous little fighter, James continues to show progress with each day.
May 15, 2013
Anna Biss was born with a serious heart condition that, over the first few years of her life, had to be corrected by three complex surgeries. Throughout her time at Golisano Children's Hospital at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Anna developed wonderful relationships with the staff, inspiring her so much that, at age 5, she aspires to be a heart surgeon.
May 14, 2013
At 12, Alyssa Morales was referred to Golisano Children's Hospital at the University of Rochester Medical Center, where she was admitted to its comprehensive Child and Adolescent Eating Disorder Program. Diagnosed with anorexia nervosa, Alyssa had her ups and downs through treatment. Now 16, she shares her courageous story to create awareness and encourage others to reach out for help.