From 26 weeks to 18 years, Ras Goodwyn celebrates life

They were expecting their first baby. She was busy painting and prepping the nursery, when something unusual happened at 24 weeks. Fara Goodwyn of College Station, Texas, started experiencing some lower back pain and noticed she was leaking fluid. Because this was before any prenatal classes, she was unaware that these were potentially the early signs … Continue reading From 26 weeks to 18 years, Ras Goodwyn celebrates life

Sleep recommendations by age: Is your child getting enough ZzZz’s?

You know what happens when you don’t get enough sleep: You’re less sharp and more irritable, and your reaction times slow. That’s because sleep is essential to our mental and physical health. Well, it’s vital for children, too. It’s very important that children get the right amount of sleep at night. The younger the child, … Continue reading Sleep recommendations by age: Is your child getting enough ZzZz’s?

8-year-old McLane Children’s Hospital patient headed to Washington

When first encountering 8-year-old Logan Parker, you might be met with a growl. That’s simply dinosaur language for “hello” in his world. It’s a world where a rambunctious boy can play basketball, be a human bowling ball and ride a bike through his hospital’s garden, despite having a rare genetic condition. Logan was born with … Continue reading 8-year-old McLane Children’s Hospital patient headed to Washington

Girl with fight, 10 years post transplant for rare disorder

The pediatric world is learning from a young girl with a rare congenital disease, while somehow she stays smiling. The child, 10-year-old Haelie Pisciotta, of Rob and Kellie Pisciotta of Belton, Texas, is talkative and full of life, pioneering her way through her condition as one of the oldest living survivors. At the time of … Continue reading Girl with fight, 10 years post transplant for rare disorder

Superhero window washers bring “super” surprise to young patients

It’s not every day that pediatric patients look out the windows of their hospital rooms to be greeted by Batman, Superman and Captain America. Window washers recently dressed as superheroes, thrilling pediatric patients at McLane Children’s Scott & White Hospital – Temple. The visit offered a pleasant distraction, brightening the days of those too sick to leave … Continue reading Superhero window washers bring “super” surprise to young patients