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64 Stories of healing

As Louisiana’s children’s hospital, we are proud to care for children from every parish in the state – from Caddo to Coushatta and Tensas to Tangipahoa. Experience their stories of triumph, victory, and healing.


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Check back each week as we share stories of kids from every parish in Louisiana!

Mattie Saterfiel's story

Ouachita Parish

She can truly do whatever she wants. She’s a miracle child.

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Mattie Saterfiel

Ouachita Parish
She can truly do whatever she wants. She’s a miracle child.

Boo Maddox

Rapides Parish
Without Dr. Pettitt, my boy would not be alive today.

Maggie Rinerle

Beauregard Parish
The storm could not have hit at a worse time, as Rachael had just learned that her baby girl, Maggie, was suffering with a breathing problem that her pediatrician could not quite figure out.

Grayson West

Allen Parish
The Wests had never fully grasped how precious time can be until they feared it might run out.

Keona Mock

Vernon Parish
Children’s Hospital breathed new life into Keona, and now she shines bright with her infectious smile and personality.

Alex Abshire

Iberia Parish
“The Cleft Team at Children’s Hospital in New Orleans has been an integral part of the process. Their knowledge and expertise have been nothing short of a Godsend for our family. The multidisciplinary approach to not just Alex, but our entire family has been remarkable.”