Stories & Outcomes

Discharge days are bittersweet at Blythedale Children's Hospital. While we miss the children we become so close to over the course of their treatment, our hearts soar when they are able to return to their families and their communities. We are proud to share some of their stories.

Bringing Demi Home

My Blythedale Experience

Our daughter Demi was diagnosed with Juvenile Pilocytic Astrocytoma, a rare brain tumor found in children. Once diagnosed in the ER, Demi had to undergo an emergency surgery to have a ventricular drain placed into her skull in order to drain the excess cerebrospinal fluid that accumulated due to the...


  • Acquired and Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Complex Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
  • Astrocytoma
  • Juvenile Pilocytic Astrocytoma (JPA)