Patient Success Stories

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

October Patient of the Month: Mariana

Meet our October Patient of the Month, Mariana. Mariana was born with Crouzon syndrome, a genetic disorder that prevents the skull from growing normally. For Mariana, it also caused difficulties with her breathing, but unfortunately, in Venezuela, where Mariana was born, they did not have the resources to treat her condition. Read this story.

Young Girl Living with Chronic Lung Disease Beats All Odds

Stephanie has beat all the odds that were working against her. Considered a “micro preemie,” her lungs were so underdeveloped she underwent a tracheostomy and placed on a ventilator to help her breathe. She is now a strong and rambunctious 11-year-old girl with a love for the arts and entertainment. Read this story.

Angelica: Tiny Preemie Makes Big Strides

The doctors and nurses at Nicklaus Children’s NICU were devoted to help premature baby Angelica, who was born with pulmonary complications. Read this story.

Andrew's VACC Camp Story

Andrew was born with chronic lung disease and has had to live his entire life connected to a ventilator that helps him breathe. He’s been receiving treatment at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital since he was three months old, and along the way he and his family were told about VACC Camp, a week-long camp free of charge for patients like him. Read this story.

Mauricio's Success Story

5-year-old Mauricio and his parents were transferred from Puerto Rico to Nicklaus Children's Hospital to treat a rare congenital condition as well as a gallbladder removal surgery. Read this story.

Cynthia's Success Story

When Cynthia's parents were vacationing in Miami in 1957, she was admitted for Friedlander's pneumonia to the Children's Hospital in Coral Gables.  She was only two years old. Cynthia had been suffering in North Carolina with bronchial asthma and after speaking to a few different people her parents knew they needed to take me south to get better.  Read this story.

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Nicklaus Children's Hospital Main Campus
3100 SW 62nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33155

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Nicklaus Children's Palm Beach Gardens Outpatient Center
11310 Legacy Avenue
Legacy Place
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

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