Every Family Has a Story…

And for the next 6 weeks, we’re going to share a few. The Children’s Healing Center is back with #FamilyFridays, a weekly Facebook feature that profiles our kids and families. We’re blending words, photos and video to distill the magic that is created each and every week within our walls. We grew in the past year and we are excited to introduce you to some of our new families.

2017  Family Friday Stories

The Schiefla Family

Mistha’s Journey



The Jackson family calls it “Mistha’s Journey.”

And what a journey it’s been – a bittersweet trek that began when this little tyke was just 6-weeks-old – diagnosed with a life-threatening immunodeficiency called HLH, short for Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis. Read more


Cooper’s Story

The Middleton Family

The Brann Family



Jessica and Aaron “A.J.” Brann know what it is to suffer and grieve. But thanks in part to the Children’s Healing Center,  joy and hope for the future are also a part of their ongoing lives. Read More



The Pflug Family

 2016 Family Friday Stories

The Alflen Family

The Lawrence Family

Hannah family


They never saw it coming. Not the family. Not the doctors. No one — Connie and David Lawrence realize now — but God in heaven.  Read More




The Lerg Family



To Seth and Stephanie Lerg, it seems at times like only yesterday that they were honeymooning on Hilton Head Island, hardly a care in the world, their immediate future wrapped up in nothing more complicated than where they’d next play golf. Read More



 Annika and Emma- BFF’s

 The Choi Family



Pssst! The “Children’s Healing Center” now has an unofficial alias! It’s “The Clean House.” Pass it on. Read More



 The Savickas Family

 The Tanis Family


In the first few excruciating moments that followed their daughter Lily’s diagnosis, Matt and Allison Tanis’ only question was, “Can she be cured?”

But later – after realizing that their precious Lily would have to be segregated from others to safeguard her immune system – another concern surfaced, and it was, “Where can she go to just be a kid?” Read More 



The Rackes Family

The Bradley Family

Bradleys August 2014


When Colin Bradley was diagnosed with leukemia at age age 11, he and his parents were immediately thrust into an inexplicable world they never saw coming, defined by a monumental series of challenges that would take up more than three years of their lives. Read More


The De Young Family

The Burgers Family

Burger family portrait


That little girl there with a smile as big as a butterfly’s wings? That’s Becca Burgers. But not Becca Burgers the patient. Not Becca Burgers who has leukemia. It’s Becca Burgers the kid, beaming because she’s about to burst through the doors of the Children’s Healing Center. And simply play. Read more




The Babiak Family