Advanced Projects Laboratory Patient Stories

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

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Shawn's Journey with the Pediatric Advanced Care Team (PACT)

The Pediatric Advanced Care team (PACT) and Shawn's mother share Shawn's journey of care. Read this story.

Roy's Story: Mixed Reality Technology Helps Doctors Save Boy's Life

The Advanced Projects Laboratory at Nicklaus Children's brings hope to young boy with rare form of cancer through the use of 3D printing and mixed reality. Read this story.

Surgeons Use Mixed Reality to Plan Rosemaylee's Complex Heart Surgery

Rosemaylee has always been an active child. The 13-year-old’s cheerleading activities came to an abrupt halt when her pediatrician noticed a heart murmur that had previously gone undetected. Further evaluation revealed she had a serious and complex heart condition. The Advanced Projects Laboratory at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital created multiple three dimensional models of her heart to plan the complicated surgery. Read this story.

Saving Teegan: From Minnesota to Miami in Search of Hope

Though Teegan grew only a few pounds during her first three months, a stark contrast to her twin sister, the critically ill baby stunned her family and pediatrician with each day she survived. Her will to live spurred her family to search for a miracle. Read this story.

Nicklaus Children's Hospital uses Stratasys' 3D printing technology to save a young girl's life

Mia was born with an abnormal aortic arch. It's a rare congenital heart disorder, that can be difficult to diagnose. Children like Mia are often deemed "inoperable". Nicklaus Children's Hospital's Heart Program used 3d printing technology to plan her complex cardiac surgery and find a solution to save her life. Mia is now a very active girl that loves dancing and baseball, she can go back to living her life to the fullest. Read this story.