Elizabeth Rath loves Grey's Anatomy. That's why Chad Larson dressed as McDreamy and surprised her with a ‘promposal’ during one of her treatments for leukemia. Of course Elizabeth loved it and said ‘YES!’ The two attended Chad’s prom at Stockton High School this past weekend, and will be attending Elizabeth’s prom at West Carroll High School on Saturday!
William O’Rourke, from Monona, WI, just celebrated his 10th birthday!
He invited 15 friends and their families to his hockey-themed birthday party and asked for donations to American Family Children’s Hospital instead of gifts. William was a patient here in the past and wanted to do something for the children still here.
Happy Birthday, Scarlett! We hope you get home to your ukulele soon!
A hospital stay can be difficult any day of the year – even more difficult on birthdays. That’s why we make sure that birthdays spent with us are extra special. When Scarlett turned 3, hospital staff surrounded her with birthday decorations, presents, and music.
Thanks to Team Teddy of Wisconsin for stopping by and setting up a 'Teddy Bear Clinic' where our patients stuffed, made magic wishes, dressed, and performed check-ups on their new stuffed animal friends!
For Nora Pitt's 8th Birthday Party, she asked guests to bring monetary donations for the Children's Hospital instead of gifts. Nora stopped by to make her donation of $65 – making her a member of our Peter Pan Birthday Club!
Learn more about throwing a Peter Pan Birthday Party: uwhealthkids.org/35468
April is Sexually Transmitted Disease Awareness Month. With that in mind, Dr. Paula Cody, explains the facts about Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) types 1 and 2, and how to prevent transmission of the virus. #STDMonth17
If you think of a person with high cholesterol, a 9-year-old probably isn't the first to come to mind. But the reality is that it is possible for seemingly healthy kids to have cholesterol so high, it puts them at a greater risk for a heart attack or stroke at a young age. Pediatric preventive cardiologist Dr. Amy Peterson explains why - and when - you should have your child's cholesterol tested.