They never stop fighting
“Kids” and “cancer” are two words that should never go together. It doesn’t happen often, but when a child is diagnosed, UW Health Kids Cancer experts are ready to act at a moment’s notice. Learn about some of the remarkable kids we have cared for and their brave battles against all types of childhood cancer.
Grateful to be alive
It’s hard to believe that even a child might become sick enough to need a new kidney, liver, pancreas or lung. Since 1966, UW Health Kids has performed more than 600 transplants on children. Learn about some of these remarkable kids who are enjoying life today, thanks to the generous gift of life from a donor.
Little hearts; big stories
Just like adults, kids can be diagnosed with serious heart defects. Sometimes, the only way to save a tiny newborn, infant or child is with open heart surgery. A child’s heart is about the size of a walnut, so only highly skilled pediatric heart surgeons and specialists — such as those at UW Health Kids — are best suited for the job. Learn about some of these incredible kids.
Care for growing bones, muscles and joints
UW Health Kids Orthopedics doctors routinely see children with bone, muscle or joint problems, scoliosis, trauma injuries and many other concerns. Our UW Health Kids Fitness Clinic is a popular destination for children who struggle with physical activity. Check out the remarkable stories of some of our patients.
Brain and spine
The list is endless: Epilepsy, persistent headaches, brain tumors, cerebral palsy, spinal cord problems, hydrocephalus and more. Children from Wisconsin and beyond are cared for by UW Health Kids neurologists and neurosurgeons with life-altering and often life-saving treatment. Learn more about these remarkable children through their stories of healing and gratitude.