Family Stories

Real Men Wear Bow Ties

Beth Rehberg was not overly concerned when the doctors decided to induce her son Tucker’s birth on his actual birth date. It seemed like things were proceeding normally, until the doctors told her and husband Jason that their new baby had an infection which required him to be transferred to All Children’s Hospital (ACH) in…

Family from Sweden with boy who can't walk

Walking for the first time

13-year old Robin Andersson’s smile lights up the room. Although he is in a wheelchair because of his spastic cerebral palsy, his positive outlook and enthusiasm for life overshadows his physical issues. He has just finished the second of his four-week treatments at the Conductive Education Center of Sarasota/Bradenton and is eager to begin walking…

Smith Family at RMH

Louisiana family finds home in Tampa

Successful marketing executive Jessica Smith was in Tampa for a convention during the 26th week of her pregnancy when she began to feel ill. After some quick research, she headed to St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital, where she was diagnosed with a ruptured kidney. It turns out that she had a ruptured kidney stone which had…

Little girl dressed as princess

Isabella Sanchez – Full of life with half a heart

Isabella is almost 4 years old. She is your typical toddler with lots of spunk and personality. She loves playing outside with her older brother and with her many baby dolls, including listening to their “heart.” She enjoys bubbles, taking baths and spaghetti. We first found out our daughter, Isabella, had a congenital heart defect (CHD)…