Talk to children who are alive and well because they have received a heart, liver, lung or kidney transplant and you’ll experience one of the miracles of life. Fifty such children, ages 8 to 18, are at our 22nd annual Solid Organ Transplant Summer Camp this week. Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford is a national leader in pediatric organ transplantation, having performed more transplant operations over the past five years than any other pediatric center in the United States. We sponsor this camp to give kids who’ve spent a large part of their young lives in hospitals a chance to enjoy being children.
Transplant camp takes place among the redwoods at St. Dorothy’s Rest and includes fun activities like swimming, crafts, scavenger hunts, sports, campfires and more. Because many of the attendees’ have complex medical regimens, seven hospital nurses also go along, but parents and doctors stay behind. Continue reading
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