• Patient Stories

    The Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute at Cincinnati Children’s is changing the outcomes for our patients and their families. As part of our belief in the compassionate, respectful family-centered care of every patient and family, we understand that the best reassurance and support for our families comes from stories shared by families in similar situations.

    Here are some stories of Cincinnati Children’s patients and their families who have battled cancer, blood and immune disorders. Click on the images below to see a short description of the patient's story.

  • Patient Stories

    When Lillian was just 2 years old, she was diagnosed and treated for a brain tumor.
    When Lillian was just 2 years old, she was diagnosed and treated for a brain tumor.

    Brain Tumor

    When Lillian was just 2 years old, she was diagnosed and treated for a brain tumor.

    Read Lillian's story
    Daniel Conway was diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia at age 12.
    Daniel Conway was diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia at age 12.

    Acute promyelocytic leukemia

    Daniel Conway was diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia at age 12.

    Read Daniel's story
    A month after Briana Berry was born, she was diagnosed with sickle cell disease.
    A month after Briana Berry was born, she was diagnosed with sickle cell disease.

    Sickle Cell Disease

    A month after Briana Berry was born, she was diagnosed with sickle cell disease.

    Read Briana's story
    Charlie Ehrhardt was diagnosed with leukemia at 18 months old and had eight rounds of chemotherapy.
     Charlie Ehrhardt was diagnosed with leukemia at 18 months old and had eight rounds of chemotherapy.

    Leukemia

    Charlie Ehrhardt was diagnosed with leukemia at 18 months old and had eight rounds of chemotherapy.

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    When Jackson was just 1 year, he was diagnosed with Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1).
    When Jackson was just 1 year, he was diagnosed with Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1).

    Neurofibromatosis

    When Jackson was just 1 year, he was diagnosed with Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1).

    Read Jackson's story
     After being diagnosed with Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH), Hannah came to Cincinnati Children's for world class care.
     After being diagnosed with Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH), Hannah came to Cincinnati Children's for world class care.

    HLH

    After being diagnosed with Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH), Hannah came to Cincinnati Children's for world class care.

    Read Hannah’s story
  • Cancer Survivor Becomes a Nurse

    Katie Keeler (left) at work.

    Katie Keeler, a nurse in the Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute, was inspired to become a nurse after she battled acute promyelocytic leukemia as a teenager and received care at Cincinnati Children's.

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  • Share Your Story

    Patients and families are the heart of the Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute. Your strength and optimism, even in the most difficult circumstances, inspire us and many others. Share your story and join our Champions Program.

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