Our Patient Stories

Give a Gift and Catch the Love

As a parent, it’s a living nightmare. Having a very sick child, one whose life depends on getting the right treatment right away, creates fear and uncertainty far beyond the scope of life’s many challenges.

It’s for that child, that family, that moment, that we exist. To drive away the fear with hope. To dissolve uncertainty with trust. To restore a parent’s dreams of a healthy, happy child. Of a lifetime of love.

Won’t you help Catch The Love? Every dollar you donate empowers us to heal more children and save more lives. And what does that look like? Take a few moments to watch these stories of real patients, real families, whose lives have been transformed because people like you helped us Catch The Love.


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Datasource: They Gave Us Hope 

Born with a serious heart defect, baby Ariana had one chance to live. Specialists at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Heart Institute were there when she needed them.


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Datasource: Elia and Her Parents 

She woke up one day not feeling right. It was cancer on her kidney. Scary for her. Scary for her parents. But expertise and compassion won the day.


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When your son has open heart surgery as a young boy, it’s hard to imagine what the future will bring. For Johnny and his parents, it brought a chance to run free.


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Datasource: Noah's JDCH Story 

“Like breathing through a coffee stirrer.” That’s how then-infant Noah entered the world. Now, he’s holding his breath underwater thanks to one special procedure.


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Datasource: 100th Kidney Transplant 

At 17, Freddie’s kidney failure threatened to end his dreams along with his life. But as the 100th kidney transplant recipient at Memorial Transplant Institute, he’s back to dreaming big.

When you Catch The Love, every dollar you give:

  • Expands facilities for specialized cardiac, intensive care and medical surgical capabilities
  • Strengthens leading-edge pediatric care and treatments, including cancer, orthopedic, neurology and neonatal
  • Comforts and supports more families facing their most challenging times
  • Extends our services into more communities that need our help
  • Empowers us to help save and heal more young lives
  • Helps us change thousands of kids’ lives each year

♥ Donate Now

Contact Us

Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital Foundation

3329 Johnson Street
Hollywood, FL 33021
Phone: 954-265-3454
Fax: 954-966-6750