Getting Better Feels Like Winning a Prize
Payton Stephens, a 9-year-old Cincinnati Children's patient who has a history of immune infections, says getting better "feels like you've got a prize." She has undergone heart surgery and had more than 100 spinal taps. Her first memories are of being in the hospital. She still receives treatment for vision and digestive problems. Despite her medical struggles, her mom says she always has a smile on her face and is determined to encourage sick kids to get better.