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Children's Health

Thanks to Spirit Halloween Superstores for hosting a wonderful Halloween party for our pediatric patients, complete with free costumes, arts and crafts, face painting and pumpkin decorating.

Superheroes took a break from their crime-stopping schedule to visit UC Davis Children’s Hospital. The special visit was made possible through the UC Davis Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department and the West Coast Avengers.

The Poodlums, a children’s musical duo, performed for UC Davis Children’s Hospital patients.

The miniature fingers of a two-months-premature baby wrap around the seemingly large thumb of UC Davis volunteer donor Jim Donoghue. Donoghue, who never had children of his own, volunteers countless hours at the UC Davis Medical Center Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

Thanks to the Sacramento Public Library for leading a monthly story time for UC Davis Children's Hospital patients

Ryan Wagoner, son of Sacramento Republic FC executive vice president Joe Wagoner, celebrated his fourth birthday in July, but decided to donate his birthday presents to the patients at UC Davis Children's Hospital. His generosity will be shared with the children at the hospital as they celebrate their birthdays, end of treatment or play in the playrooms.

Robin Steinhorn has spent much of her medical career on groundbreaking research aimed at helping our world’s most fragile humans – newborn infants struggling to take their first breaths. Now Steinhorn’s singular focus has broadened far beyond the neonatal intensive care unit. Appointed medical director of UC Davis Children’s Hospital almost two years ago, Steinhorn is creating a powerhouse of pediatric care that she believes is well on its way to national prominence.

At the age of 7, Cadence Stamper suffered a stroke and was paralyzed on one side. She is now able to walk again, thanks to care received at UC Davis Children's Hospital.

On Aug. 5, 2012, lifeguard Zachary Pickett dived into Cameron Park Lake and hit a sandbar, shattering his C-7 vertebrae. Two years later, after spinal surgery and physical therapy at UC Davis Children's Hospital, he is back on his feet.

Treating, preventing blindness worldwide. A new partnership with UC Davis and Orbis International will help children and the many other millions of people with impaired vision who do not have access to quality eye care.

When Hayleigh and Aaron Munoz's 6-week-old daughter Ruby started vomiting and being lethargic, they brought her to the emergency room at their local hospital and she was transported to UC Davis Children's Hospital to be monitored for dehydration. Doctors soon discovered there was something seriously wrong with her heart. For the full story: bit.ly/MFmzYm

To celebrate Read Across America and Dr. Seuss's birthday, UC Davis Children's Hospital patients had a full day of fun, including green eggs and ham for breakfast, story time and arts and crafts in the playroom.