Our Stories

Reunion celebration for "graduates" of Providence St. Vincent Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Each year, hundreds of families gather at Providence St. Vincent to reunite with others whose children began their lives in the neonatal intensive care, or NICU. The event gives families a chance to meet, mingle and share their common experience.

Respite care at Providence Child Center gives families under stress the gift of rejuvenation.

The Herold family's photo album tells the story: Wide-eyed Cameron sharing a joyous moment, smile to snout, with a dolphin. Grinning, suntanned parents and brothers, heads bobbing in the azure waters of a swimming pool.

Swindells branches out.

Carol and John Glaser felt well prepared for a new baby when their son Jack was born in 2005. After all, he was their fourth child, joining two brothers, then ages 22 and 14, and a 4-year-old sister. Something the Glasers weren't prepared for, though, was that Jack would be diagnosed with Down syndrome.

Providence clinic makes for calm checkups

Trips to the dentist can be tough for children with special health care needs. Providence Specialty Pediatric Dental Clinic takes the challenge out of the checkup.

Patient stories: All the joys of childhood

A day in the life of a medically fragile child is remarkably like that of other neighborhood kids.

Camp P.L.A.Y.

Like most of the other kids in the Center for Medically Fragile Children at Providence Child Center, Kelton takes her nutrition via a feeding tube to her stomach. She can't eat the classic summertime treat of a roasted marshmallow.

What Kelton can do, with a hand from her volunteer buddy, is stretch that marshmallow stick out over the flame. She can see the white turn golden, hear her companions' delight, smell the sweet aroma, and squish her fingers into the glorious gooeyness of the toasted result.

Donor profile: Amy Roloff

Amy Roloff
Businesswoman, philanthropist

The Miracle of Pediatric Aquatic Therapy at Providence Neurodevelopmental Center for Children.

"We don't call it therapy--to him, it's just fun!" says Ghent's mother, Kristina Smelley.  Ghent receives pediatric aquatic therapy with Jeanne Baldwin, physical therapist with Providence Neurodevelopmental Center for Children. Pediatric aquatic therapy is part of a comprehensive program of rehabilitation and neurdevelopmentalservices offered by PNCC.

Meet Joslyn

Learn how Joslyn experiences the joys of childhood at Providence Child Center.