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Cayden and his mother

A Quest for Answers: Cayden’s Story

Published: Oct 18th, 2017

Cayden Kauffman loves to explore the world in his baby walker. Once the 9-month-old gets scooting, there’s no stopping him from thrusting forward and sliding around…

Lead Photo: Tanecia

Tanecia’s Story

Published: Apr 17th, 2017

On the surface, Tanecia is a sassy munchkin. Like other 5-year-old girls, Tanecia can be found pedaling her red tricycle, being mesmerized by “Frozen,” and blending shades of Play-Doh®…

Lead Photo: Izabella

UF Health’s pediatric heart transplant program tops the nation in patient survival

Published: Feb 1st, 2017

UF Health Shands Hospital has surpassed all pediatric heart transplant programs in the nation with zero deaths over a two and a half year period…

Lead Photo: Gracyn

New Year, New Heart

Published: Dec 28th, 2016

In 2008, Gracyn practiced tirelessly to perfect her solo for a Christmas show. But unbeknownst to Gracyn, she would forego her holiday spectacle and prepare for the role of a lifetime…

Lead Photo: Grayson

Welcoming Grayson to the Gator Nation

Published: Dec 8th, 2016

With a lineage of orange and blue blood running through their veins, UF alumni Samantha and Ryan knew that their unborn son would one day become part of the Gator nation…

Lead Photo: Conjoined Twins

Heart to Heart

Published: Nov 15th, 2016

UF surgeons and dedicated medical teams give miracle conjoined twins a chance at a full life through ground-breaking procedures…

Lead Photo: Nina

Team Nina: Cristina’s Story

Published: Oct 28th, 2016

At 6 years old, doctor’s diagnosed Cristina with a life-threatening cardiac abnormality. Listen to her incredible story of survival as a result of the UF Health Congenital Heart Center…

Lead Photo: Baby Paul

Fixing a Tiny Broken Heart

Published: Aug 18th, 2016

On the surface, no one would know that this handsome, giggling little boy was born with one of the more complex forms of congenital heart disease…

Lead Photo: Katelyn

America’s Next Ninja Warrior: Katelyn’s Story

Published: Jun 30th, 2016

Standing at 4-feet and 8-inches-tall, Katelyn Eldred, 10, wants to become a Spartan Race Champion or American Ninja Warrior…

Lead photo: UF Health Shands Children's Hospital

UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital Recognized in 9 Medical Specialties

Published: Jun 22nd, 2016

Cardiology and heart surgery ranked 24th in the nation and 1st in the state of Florida…