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Handprints of Hope

Natalee

was diagnosed with multiple malignant brain tumors. Phoenix Children’s Hospital, who has the largest pediatric cancer program in Arizona provided world-class pediatric specialty care in neurology and oncology. The Neuro-oncology program treats more than 70% of pediatric brain tumor cases in Arizona and are among the leaders in researching a cure for childhood cancers. Natalee is a survivor of emergency surgery and has a success story. This testimonial is in the documentary, Handprints Of Hope, by Oscar winning director, Cynthia Wade.

Keston’s

mom had a complicated pregnancy because her baby had a severe blockage in his urethra and was diagnosed with a life-threatening kidney failure. After birth, Keston went to Phoenix Children’s Hospital’s Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Pediatric nephrologist doctors put Keston on a dialysis machine until he was old enough to get a kidney transplant from a donor. This specialty pediatric Hospital has Arizona’s only dialysis center and kidney transplant program just for children and provides over 90% of these needs in the Southwest. Keston’s transplant surgery was a success story. This testimonial is in the documentary, Handprints Of Hope, by Oscar winning director, Cynthia Wade.

10 year old

Mary

was diagnosed with severe scoliosis – a curvature and rotational malformation of the spine. Her x-ray showed a 75º spinal curve. Mary wore a back brace for years, hoping to straighten her spine. The last resort to correct the scoliosis was orthopedic surgery at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Because it was on the spinal cord and spinal column, the fears were paralysis and neurological injury. The operation was a success story because screws and rods straightened her spine. This testimonial is in the documentary, Handprints Of Hope, by Oscar winning director, Cynthia Wade.

Sean

was born 12 weeks premature with a tracheoesophageal fistula – his esophagus separated and attached to his trachea. He also had severe heart, lung and intestinal complications. Doctors did not think he would survive. Sean had specialized surgeries and received world-class pediatric care at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. He spent almost a year in the Hospital’s Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) which is among the largest and most technically advanced in the United States and has a 95% survival rate which is one of the highest in the nation. Sean also had gastrointestinal and heart surgery. The trach and airway specialty team worked with cardiology and pulmonology departments to make Sean a success story. This testimonial is in the documentary, Handprints Of Hope, by Oscar winning director, Cynthia Wade.