"When we finally came to the realization that we needed to get open heart surgery for Stella, we would've gone to the ends of the earth. And it turned out, you the best doctor you can ask for right here at Orlando Health." - Mark Tremonti, Stella's Dad
“The doctors really and truly have the best interest of my child, not what’s going to be best for the hospital, but what’s going to best for the child.” -- Matt, father of Owen
Teresa Graham thought it was odd when her toddler would announce she had to use the bathroom, but then the urge would quickly pass. She grew even more concerned when Zoë started complaining about pain in her left side. “As she got older, it would happen every week. It would just hit her like a ton of bricks, and she’d be down on all fours." –Teresa Graham, Zoë's Mother
"We kind of refer to them as our second family. Every time we saw them and got to be with them, we had specific nurses who we loved and that loved Jackson." - Jacqui, Mother of Jackson
At two and half months old, Penelope had a cornea transplant that partially restored her sight. Complications caused by steroids aiding in her recovery brought attention to gastrointestinal issues. And due to anesthesia from multiple surgeries, Penelope suffered a slowed digestive tract and constipation. She had trouble chewing solid foods and consuming enough calories, leaving her mother, Anne, concerned about Penelope's growth and weight gain. "Orlando Health has a fabulous institute which Penelope needed. That’s how it just became a regular part of my life."
“We got a second change with Delaney because of the doctors and nurses who never game up on us.”
-- Michelle, mother of Delaney
Michelle and her husband, Ben, became concerned when Delaney started waking up crying in the middle of the night and refusing to nap. With two older children, the experienced parents knew something was wrong. Then came the first seizure. Over time, Delaney was having seizures every week, and doctors couldn’t figure out what was wrong. During a PET scan at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital, they discovered a lesion and decided surgery was the best option. Delaney is now seizure free.
5-years-old, Aurora is Yeidi’s sweet, special girl with a passion for animals. But last year, she and her family noticed a change. Family members saw Aurora limping and a teacher told Yeidi she mentioned leg pain. When she took Aurora to the doctor, they said she was likely experiencing growing pains. Still, seeing her usually happy-go-lucky child crying often, tiring easily and not wanting to walk or be touched left Yeidi concerned. She finally received answers after taking her to Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. "We notice a big difference and she has a normal life now. She can do everything." – Yeidi, Aurora's Mother
"Everyone was wonderful every step of the way. There was never any moment when you were unattended. If you had a question it would be immediately addressed. Arnold Palmer Hospital is a place where you can feel comfortable and know that everything is going to work. For us, it was a place for all the healing to begin and end." - Julia and Bryan, Alexander's Parents