Patients

Since opening its doors in 1997, more than 50,000 children faced with serious injuries and congenital differences have benefited from the complex, compassionate care provided by the internationally recognized team of doctors at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California.

Inside the regional pediatric medical center, you will meet a professional team intent on making childhood dreams come true. You will sit beside families as they face their challenges head on and embark on an emotional journey that leads to new hope and new opportunities.

Meet just a few of the patients who share their triumphant stories in Where Dreams Come True.

_ParkerPARKER STAGNOLI was born with a rare bone disease that caused abnormal growths and impaired his ability to rotate his forearm. To make his arm function better, he will need the skills of Shriners Hospital surgeon Dr. Michelle James. _JasonJASON CRAIG is a champion kayaker whose dreams were derailed when he was paralyzed from the waist down in a tragic kayak accident. Determined to recover, Jason seeks the help of the spinal cord injury medical team at Shriners Hospital.
_BayleyBAYLEY WONG was born with a limb deficiency and adopted from China by a family that found care and confidence at Shriners Hospital. Bayley dreams of walking like her older brother Braxton, and discovers a new life when she is fitted with a prosthetic leg of her own. _MakiahMAKIAH BARCLAY was tragically burned when her home caught fire days before Christmas. Young and beautiful, Makiah bravely battles through the pain of rehabilitation in the hope that she can return to her life with family and friends.
_JuanJUAN GONZALES was paralyzed in a rodeo accident when he was just 15 years old. Blessed with a cowboy spirit and a fiery sense of humor, Juan tells how Shriners Hospital helped him gain new skills and a new perspective on life. _OliviaOLIVIA PRISCO was born with cerebral palsy, a condition that affects her ability to walk straight and tall. Olivia and her parents decide to undergo a very complex surgery at Shriners Hospital – one whose outcome depends on the strength and determination of an 8-year-old girl.
_AlbertitoALBERTITO SALOMON-CHINCHILLAS suffered traumatic burns over 70 percent of his body in an accidental fire. Thoughtful and wise beyond his years, Albertito has spent much of his childhood at Shriners Hospital where a dedicated medical team led by Dr. David Greenhalgh has helped Albertito on his long road to recovery.