On the journey that is childhood cancer, bonds are forged between strangers with a shared will to fight. While in the hospital undergoing treatment, little Reese met Kyle – a kid just like her who became not just a role model, but a big brother.
Just a few days into the new year, Bradley is living up to his nickname, "Bruiser." When a run-in with a fireplace resulted in three stitches, he bounced back in no time!
It's a big day in Children’s history: We officially broke ground on our Center for Advanced Pediatrics! The new outpatient facility, located at the corner of I-85 and North Druid Hills Road, will bring together complex care specialists, advanced technology and research capabilities—all under one roof.

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We love our nurses, and we know many of you do too! Did one of them go above and beyond for your family in 2016? Help us recognize their efforts by nominating him or her for an AJC Jobs Nursing Excellence Award. Deadline to submit is Tuesday, Jan. 31: bit.ly/2gtsKxv
Izzy and Lancelot are off to a running start this year!
This smile brought to you by Caden after learning he was going home just two days after open heart surgery.
Alee, one of our nurses, wanted to decorate the hospital with handmade snowflakes for the holidays. When she shared her idea on Facebook, the post started a flurry of support from around the country. With nearly 1,000 snowflakes, Alee transformed the neuroscience unit into a winter wonderland!
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While in Atlanta for the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, the Alabama Football and Washington Husky Football teams visited with our kiddos. Coach Nick Saban met Grace, a patient who shows her Alabama pride in a unique way—with a houndstooth print prosthetic leg!
At just 4 days old, Felicity spent her first Christmas at Egleston where she underwent heart surgery for TAPVR. Each Christmas marks a special anniversary of health, which is best celebrated with light-up shoes from Santa!
While most of us were still asleep this morning, Jerry Hatcher, Jr., woke up before dawn and put on his best suit. At his request and for the fourth year in a row, his parents drove him to the hospital. With a wad of cash—money he’d been earning and saving all year long—tucked in his pocket, he headed toward the cafeteria. This boy was on a mission to bring cheer to families with sick...
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With a bit of magic and the power of technology, even our sickest kids were able to visit with Santa. This year, JJ shared his Christmas wish list from the ICU!
Hand-washing is one of the best defenses against the flu, especially while visiting with family and friends during the holidays. Get vaccinated, watch for symptoms and wash those hands!
Liya was born with a congenital diaphragmatic hernia and spent 89 days in the NICU and months on a feeding tube. Just in time for Christmas, the 1-year-old visited some old friends—her NICU nurses!
THIS JUST IN: There’s a rumor floating around that our patients are afraid Santa might not be able to find them in the hospital. Our security team took a second look at last year’s surveillance footage and, well, see for yourself!
Matt Ryan was nominated for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award because of his positive impact on the community. Matt chose to support us, which means we will receive $50,000! Help us win $25,000 more by using #RyanWPMOYChallenge as often as possible on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram through Jan. 8. The nominee with the most hashtag uses wins. Go, Matt!
We know a thing or two about stitches around here. But when pop star Shawn Mendes stopped by to meet our kids, we talked "Stitches" and his new album.
This sweet video offers a closer look at the adventure some of our patients took to the North Pole this weekend.
This weekend, 40 kids battling cancer and blood disorders left Atlanta and boarded a plane headed for the North Pole. With help from Delta and a magically brief "flight", patients visited an imaginative land with snow, elves and Santa Claus.