"I did not see this side of motherhood when I was pregnant. I knew there were children’s hospitals, but I guess I didn’t realize there were children really living there.”

Melanie, mom to Liam, cancer patient

"He has always been a really happy baby. So one night, he started crying (which is normal for most babies, but not Liam). The next day he was still crying and I thought maybe it was a stomach problem since he hadn’t pooped. They took blood tests and his counts were pretty much non-existent. They immediately flew him from San Jose to Packard Children’s. He’s eight 8 months now, and this is all he’s known."

"They have to destroy the body to make it better. He's having a stem cell transplant next week."

"He’s famous with the nurses. They all love him!"

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