My Best Mother’s Day Yet


In October 2015, my son, 16 at the time, experienced symptoms of what appeared to be an upper respiratory infection. He experienced a cough, fatigue and severe swelling to the lymph nodes. He was treated with steroids and antibiotics via urgent care in which he had temporary relief. His symptoms gradually recurred, but accompanied with […]

Jacob’s Story: Here We Go With WeeGeaux!


Jacob Aucoin is a fifth grade student at Duplessis Primary and is a frequent patient at Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital due to a chronic illness. As a 10-year-old boy who spends a lot of time in and out of the hospital, he often has to miss days of school and fun activities […]

Immunotherapy: Harnessing the immune system to fight cancer

Immunotherapy: Harnessing the immune system to fight cancer

Has the key to ending cancer been within our bodies all along? One of the hottest topics right now in oncology treatment is immunotherapy, a new way of treating cancer that harnesses an individual’s own immune system to recognize, control and potentially cure cancers. Immunotherapy is a different approach from conventional treatments such as chemotherapy […]

Prematurity Awareness: Reducing the Risks of Premature Birth


Anna Catherine Thibodeaux, a two-year old patient at Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital, has survived more medical complications in her first two years than most adults will have in a lifetime. Born on Feb. 1, 2014 after only 24 weeks of a 40-week term, Anna Catherine was beset by a myriad of complications […]

A Miracle for Madisyn


I can remember seeing social media posts for prayer requests for critically ill kids and for their families. I can remember thinking to myself numerous times, “I’m so glad my kids are healthy”. Well needless to say, I became the mom of that critically ill kid who went to social media begging for prayers. Wednesday, […]