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Defying all odds: Ollie’s incredible journey

Posted on Feb. 17, 2021 ( comments)
Six years after Oliver Strode was abandoned as an infant at Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital, Ollie is a happy-go-lucky boy who is now in kindergarten and loves Paw Patrol, basketball and his siblings.

Thirty days spent on ECMO: Ollie’s incredible journey

Posted on Feb. 14, 2021 ( comments)
Less than two years after Oliver Strode’s first Mary Bridge Children’s experience, he became very sick with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).

Abandoned at Mary Bridge Children’s as an infant: Ollie’s incredible journey

Posted on Feb. 11, 2021 ( comments)
Brave, tough, fighter — these words only begin to describe six-year-old Oliver “Ollie” Strode.

With community donations, Tree House: A Place for Families becomes a home away from home for Illinois couple

Posted on Feb. 4, 2021 ( comments)

The best gifts often come in tiny packages. Anthony and Sara DeLegge first learned of their life-changing gift — a precious preterm baby girl — during an unexpected call from American Adoptions. 

Hyperparathyroid patient instantly cured of disease during complex thyroid and parathyroid surgery

Posted on Jan. 19, 2021 ( comments)
In recognition of Thyroid Awareness Month, MultiCare patient Connie Steiner shares her story of recovery from hyperparathyroidism. After decades of suffering, Connie was cured of the disease following a complex surgery performed by William Duke, MD, FACS, a specialized thyroid and parathyroid surgeon at MultiCare.

Mary Bridge Children’s team helps Parker find courage

Posted on Dec. 2, 2020 ( comments)
Parker Marion likes to be active — he enjoys basketball, wall ball, playing cello. Parker also lives with Cystic Fibrosis (CF).

Mary Bridge Children’s helps Naomi live her best life

Posted on Nov. 17, 2020 ( comments)
At five days old, Naomi had her first surgery. That’s when she met Mark Boseley, MD.

Kadence and her family face cancer with a smile and help from generous donors

Posted on Nov. 16, 2020 ( comments)
If you meet this friendly, smart and energetic girl, you’d likely be surprised to learn that her journey hasn’t been an easy one.

Montana family seeks shelter at Tree House: A Place for Families

Posted on Nov. 9, 2020 ( comments)
Kiari was born with a vascular ring around her heart and a misconnected artery.

Mary Bridge Children’s helps medically-fragile child evacuate wildfire with assistance from Helping Hands

Posted on Oct. 1, 2020 ( comments)
You can help families like Ruby’s by giving to the Helping Hands fund today.