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Circumstance, Compassion, and Expertise Combine to Save a Child’s Life

On December 13, 2018, 5-year-old Owen Coulter’s heart stopped beating in the emergency room at Dell Children’s Medical Center. After 90 minutes of CPR and other critical interventions, his heart began beating again. Today, three years later, Owen is a vibrant, curious second grader. Read Owen's story and find out why Owen's parents, Kristin and Darin Coulter, refer to Dell Children's as their family.

Family Travels From Houston to Austin to Seek Expert Care Through UT Health Austin Pediatric Neurosciences at Dell Children’s

Despite having access to centers that specialize in pediatric headache in Houston and Dallas, parents Michael and Linda Olson choose to travel from Houston to Austin so that their daughter, Maya, could receive care from the Headache Center within UT Health Austin Pediatric Neurosciences at Dell Children’s. Find out why.

Living Life Without Limitations

Lorenzo Restrepo was born with a rare and complex medical condition that resulted in multiple congenital heart defects. When he was 4 months old, his parents traveled from Colombia, South America to seek care from Charles Fraser, MD, who operated on Lorenzo and now serves as Chief of the Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease. Today, Lorenzo is an 18-year-old high school senior living a normal and active life despite what doctors predicted.

UT Health Austin and Dell Children’s Medical Center Celebrate the Discharge of Grace Jennings, the Second Patient to Receive a Heart Transplant at Dell Children’s

UT Health Austin and Dell Children’s Medical Center are proud to announce that 13-year-old Grace Jennings is home after receiving a long-awaited heart transplant. Grace received her heart transplant on January 26, 2021 after waiting 15 months for a donor heart while on a lifesaving mechanical heart pump.

Healing Tiny Hearts to Ensure Big, Bright Futures

Levi was born with a ventricular septal defect, a more common congenital heart defect characterized by a hole in the ventricular septum, that can sometimes close as a child grows. But when Levi's hole didn't close his family was prepared to travel anywhere across the nation to make sure he received the best care possible. To their surprise, they ended up finding a world-class pediatric cardiac care team right here in Central Texas.