Patient Success Stories

Read inspiring stories of hope from patients and families treated at Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

August Patient of the Month: Piero

Meet our August Patient of the Month, Piero. Born at just 27 weeks old, Piero had to be admitted into the NICU at the hospital where he was born and was intubated to allow his lungs to continue developing. Read this story.

Lukas's Success Story

As a newborn, Lukas was in cardiac arrest and brought to Nicklaus Children's Hospital, where he underwent open heart surgery and placed on a Cardiopulmonary Bypass Machine, which stabilized his condition. Read this story.

May patient of the month: Emily

Emily was born with Pierre-Robin sequence, a condition present at birth which tends to cause a small jaw, a tongue that is displaced back towards the throat and a cleft palate. She was brought her to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, where she underwent surgery to repair her cleft palate, and since then her life has completely turned around. Read this story.

Maddy's Success Story

When Maddy was only 12 hours old, she was flown to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital to undergo the first of several surgeries to treat spina bifida, a congenital condition that affects the backbone and membranes around the spinal cord. Thanks to a multidisciplinary team approach, Maddy received coordinated care by an array of subspecialists.  Read this story.

Leondre's Success Story

Leondre was born at just 24 weeks old weighting only 1lb, 9oz. A week after his birth, he was flown to Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital, to receive advanced care in the hospital’s Level 1 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Read this story.

Robert's Success Story

Robert was born in respiratory distress. Nicklaus Children's Hospital sent a mobile unit to pick him up to transport him back to their brand new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. He is now an extremely successful computer engineer with two beautiful boys of his own. Read this story.

Austin's Success Story

Austin was born blue, floppy and unresponsive. Immediately rushed to Nicklaus Children's Hospital, the nurses and doctors treated him back to health. Read this story.

Jaslene's Success Story

Baby Jaslene was born three months before her due date. She weighed only two pounds. She couldn't breathe or eat on her own, but with care from the NICU, she started to get stronger and more active. Read this story.

Sebastian's Success Story

Within ten hours of being born, Sebastian was diagnosed with tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF). The day after he was born, he was flown to Nicklaus Children's Hospital where he had an operation to repair his esophagus. Read this story.

Jennifer Joy's Success Story

Jennifer was born a premature baby. She was in the NICU for about two weeks. She was not expected to love past the age of five, and without her initial diagnosis, she would not be alive today. Read this story.

Destiny's Success Story

Destiny was born at 1 lb. 11oz and transferred to Nicklaus Children's Hospital shortly after her birth. Read this story.

Eric's Success Story

Eric's mother was diagnosed with placenta previa and carefully carried him for just less than eight months. His world was great until he went into shock at three weeks old and was then rushed to Nicklaus Children's Hospital and his parents were told that the doctors were “not sure if what he had was compatible with life or not.” Read this story.

Jennifer's Success Story

An emergency cesarean was performed before Jennifer was born at 23 weeks and weighed only 14 ounces. She is now a small but an active 2-year-old.
  Read this story.

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