We moved back to the Buffalo area 10 years ago when my son William was a baby. William was already receiving care since he was born at 24 weeks gestation, weighing just over a pound. We did our research as parents of a medically fragile child and we were feeling very comfortable with the medical care our son would be getting at Children’s Hospital.

William has been a patient at Children’s here in Buffalo for 10 years requiring many surgeries, from 17 brain surgeries to a tonsillectomy. Throughout the years he has had many appointments at the hospital; a lot of visits to radiology, many different specialists and has even needed multiple visits to the ER. We have spent many nights in the patient rooms and ICU. We have even had a few visits and a surgery with my younger daughter Clarissa, seeing things from a more typical situation.

The staff has been absolutely amazing to our family. We are grateful for the doctors, surgeons, nurses, Child Life department, radiologists, techs, program directors, cafeteria staff, security team, etc. There are so many wonderfully caring and hardworking individuals that come together to make these extremely difficult times go as best as one could expect.  We are and always will be grateful for the family we have found in Children’s Hospital.

We are feeling so excited and blessed for the new John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital taking all of that love and comfort and adding modern technology, more space, and a demonstration of what our community can do for our children. If your family is placed in a position to need a Children’s Hospital, please know that you are in good hands. My happy, silly, loving son gives it two thumbs up, as high as they can go!

Kerri and Family