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Every Wednesday at Ziyan Liu窶冱 middle school in Pleasanton, students run the mile as part of 窶弩orkout Wednesday.窶 Ziyan, who was born with a congenital heart condition, wasn窶冲 healthy enough to join them. Soon she was even too sick to stay in school. But a rare surgery helped her survive long enough to receive a #heart #transplant. And, just a few months later, she lined up for the race. 
Read Ziyan's story on the Healthier, Happy Lives blog: // Temporary link in bio.
Thanks TJ Carrie for the Valentine窶冱 Day visit
Cornerback @tjcarrie38 of the Oakland @RAIDERS, who underwent open #heart surgery in high school, inspires kids receiving treatment at the Betty Irene Moore Children窶冱 Heart Center to tackle their fears and achieve their dreams. Watch for the full recap later this week.
Oakland @RAIDERS cornerback @tjcarrie38 is here today at Lucile Packard Children窶冱 Hospital Stanford to reunite with #heart surgeon Dr. Frank Hanley. The two are meeting up for the first time since TJ窶冱 open-heart surgery more than a decade ago. Watch for the full update later this week.
On his first day of fourth grade, Ty Whisler was diagnosed with a rare type of medulloblastoma, a ping pong ball-sized brain tumor in the back of his head. Over the next year, Ty was treated at the Bass Center for Childhood Cancer & Blood Diseases at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and while here, he developed a special bond with the @stanfordmbb  team. Today, Ty is in remission and has returned home to Tahoe, CA. But the friendship he窶冱 developed with the players remains. During a clinic visit earlier this month, seniors Dorian Pickens and Michael Humphrey surprised Ty with a visit, and later that weekend he was named honorary captain for the team窶冱 game against Oregon. Watch the full story on  @ktvu2 tonight during the 10:00 pm PT newscast.
窶廡rom the moment we got home from Xander窶冱 open heart surgery, I felt like we were just given the best gift in the world窶祢 was given my son back." - Andrea, mom to Xander, heart patient. ---
汳 We still need more Valentine's cards for our patients. Submit yours online today and help us surprise kids like Xander with an outpouring of love from the community. Will you be our Valentine? // Temporary link in our bio.
#ThrowbackThursday: Last year youth, policymakers, clinicians and educators gathered together to better understand how to overcome cultural barriers to access in supporting the #mentalhealth needs of children, #adolescents and young adults. This same group will assemble April 22-28, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, to address topics such as interfaith approaches to youth mental wellness, supporting #immigrant families, new policies and tools in #suicide prevention, and more. Join the conversation, and attend the event hosted by Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford and the Stanford Department of Psychiatry's Center for Youth Mental Health and Well Being. Click the link in our bio for all the details.
Look at those big blue eyes though! 沽 Sweet baby Lola, a patient receiving treatment at the Betty Irene Moore Children窶冱 Heart Center, is the smallest baby to undergo open #heart surgery without a blood transfusion. After several hospitals across the country turned Lola down for this heart procedure, the pediatric cardiothoracic surgery team at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford offered to attempt the arterial switch without transferring blood. Read more about Lola's story. Temporary link in bio.
"After coming home from the Super Bowl less than 24 hours ago, there are a whole bunch of emotions going through my head. I窶冦 not really sure where to start, so I'll start with thank yous. Thank you to Joe and Carrie Staley for donating tickets to the hospital, and to Pam and Jake for suggesting that the tickets go to me. Thank you to all the wonderful donors who helped make this trip possible for me and gave me an unforgettable experience. I hear that we had over 100 donors and I want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart." "It was honestly one of the most incredible experiences of my life. From all of the Patriots and Eagles fans screaming their hearts out for their team, to seeing Tom Brady and Bill Belichick live, it was unlike anything I've ever experienced. Those who know me know I'm a die-hard Pats fan. But this time after we lost, I wasn't as upset as I thought I would be. It had been an amazing game." "While going back to the hotel, I was looking at my Pats hat, which I bought after I got diagnosed and knew I was going bald. That hat has been through everything in the last 2 and 1/2 years. And most importantly, it was reminder of how far I've come and how close I am to being done. The Pats motto this year was 窶廸ot Done.窶 And I'm taking that motto up as I finish the last 8 months of my treatment. #NotDone" - Anuj (right, with his brother Akshay), student, cancer fighter, and #1 Patriots fan
Last week, Carrie (a volunteer at our hospital) and her husband Joe Staley (San Francisco 49ers) generously donated their Super Bowl tickets to our hospital. Then something even more extraordinary happened: more than 100 donors stepped up to help fund travel and lodging expenses and support our Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Program. THANK YOU for making Anuj's dream come true.
We are thrilled to share that Tad and Dianne Taube of Taube Philanthropies have made not one, but TWO (!) major gifts totaling $14.5 million to address youth addiction and concussions窶杯wo of the most significant health issues in children and adolescents today. Thanks to their support, our researchers will lead the way in understanding, treating, and preventing addiction and concussions窶蚤nd make a lifelong difference to children and their families. 
Please join us in thanking the Taubes for their visionary gifts! Learn more at // Temporary link in bio.
Meet Anuj: student, cancer fighter, and No. 1 Patriots fan! Anuj is well known around the hospital as a funny and positive guy窶敗omeone who befriends patients who are new to the hospital school scene. This week, Carrie (a longtime volunteer) and her husband @jstaley74 (from the San Francisco @49ers) donated their tickets to the #SuperBowl to make a teen football fan's dream come true. Now we need YOUR HELP to make this a reality. Will you donate $10 today to the AYA Cancer Program and help cover the costs for travel and lodging? Please help us spread the word before Thursday! // Temporary link in bio.
We need your help! Stanford Basketball Coach Jerod Haase has generously chosen our hospital as the beneficiary in the INFINITI Coaches Charity Challenge. We have already made it to round 2 (hooray!) but we need your votes to win up to $100,000 for our patients! Take a #Timeout2Vote daily here: // Temporary link in profile.

We are so grateful to these MVPs (that's "Most Valuable Philanthropists") from Stanford Basketball for visiting our patients yesterday, getting silly in our playroom, and bringing smiles to their biggest little fans. "I think actually," shooting guard Dorian Pickens says, "they might have put bigger smiles on our faces." #StanfordLove