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Almudena's Success Story

Almudena was only two years old when she was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor. Her mother Claudia first noticed there was something wrong when Almudena was experiencing excessive thirst, was having difficulty seeing, and was losing weight. She was referred to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital where she underwent chemotherapy for three months but the tumor was still growing and it needed to be removed.

Matthew’s Epilepsy Success Story

My son, Matthew Reyes, was diagnosed with epilepsy when he was three and a half months old. To control his seizures, Matthew tried 11 different medications and was placed on the ketogenic diet. Unfortunately, none were successful in minimizing his seizures on a daily basis. This is called intractable epilepsy.

Speak Now For Kids Family Advocacy: Mark's Story

For the last nine years, Mark Coiras and his family have called Nicklaus Children’s Hospital their second home. Today, the Coiras family shares a piece of Mark’s journey as they advocate for access to pediatric care and Medicaid funding in support of this year’s Speak Now For Kids Family Advocacy Week.

Dr. John Ragheb Contributes to Development of New CDC Guidelines for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Dr. John Ragheb, Director of the Division of Neurosurgery at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, is among a group of renowned physicians who developed the first evidence-based guideline in the U.S. on mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and concussions among children, published by the CDC in September.