At 16, Kenna Stuck was diagnosed with leukemia. She received a life-saving bone marrow transplant and chronicled her journey through a film she created with BayKids. "Kenna's Rebirth" recently won a best documentary award from Chicago's CineYouth Festival.
When Johnny Oliver was 5, he began having terrifying hallucinations. Doctors he saw in his hometown of Santa Rosa, Calif. couldn't identify a cause. Johnny finally ended up at the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital where the episodes were finally diagnosed as seizures.
A generation ago, a cystic fibrosis (CF) diagnosis was devastating for children. Now, thanks to better treatments and new drugs, kids with CF have something previous generations could never have imagined: a future. Meet four young CF patients, whose disease isn't stopping them from dreaming big and living life to the fullest.
Neurologist Elysa Marco uses cutting-edge technology to pinpoint where and how autism affects the brain. But when it comes to designing new treatments, she's looking for ways to turn all that heavy-duty science into child's play.
Elijah Leung was 6 months old when he was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, the most common type of tumor to affect children younger than one. His father, Peter, talks about Elijah's diagnosis and treatment at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital.