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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!

Calvin Praetorius' story

West Carroll Parish

Leslie continued to work with Calvin to ensure he was getting the best care at home and have a fighting chance to walk, which thanks to her, he did.

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Camden Barnard

Lafayette Parish
“She got down on his level, looked him in the eye and said, ‘We care about you, we care about your feelings...

Kaira Rose

Jefferson Parish
With a face of innocent beauty in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Children’s Hospital New Orleans, Kaira Rose is inspiring...

Drew Moscona

East Baton Rouge Parish
Seven years ago when Matt and Erika Moscona were expecting their first baby, they had no idea the journey on which they were embarking.

Zachary Cresson

St. Tammany Parish
He lit up at Christmas as he was able to visit with Santa Claus in the Lauricella Pavilion and make a delicious gingerbread house.