The needs in our valley don’t stop for a pandemic: Meet Ryker

  Ryker is a 9-year-old from Selah who receives services at Children’s Village. He is nonverbal. This time last year Ryker used picture cards, pointing, grunting, and pulled his family to things he wanted. His speech therapist at Children’s Village recommended a communication device for Ryker and for the past year they have worked every Read more about The needs in our valley don’t stop for a pandemic: Meet Ryker[…]

The needs in our valley don’t stop for a pandemic: Meet the twins…

Elisabeth and Natalie were born on October 28, 2019, at Virginia Mason Memorial with heart and lung diseases. Elisabeth weighed 2 pounds, while Natalie weighed 1.5 pounds. The twins were cared for at Virginia Mason Memorial’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) – the only NICU within the Central Washington region – for 4 months until Read more about The needs in our valley don’t stop for a pandemic: Meet the twins…[…]

Easing Aching Hearts

Resolve Through Sharing is a long-standing bereavement program funded through donations to The Memorial Foundation. The program provides comprehensive services for families experiencing miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth and neonatal death at Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital. Every year, in the spring and fall, the program sponsors a communal burial, laying to rest about 200 babies each Read more about Easing Aching Hearts[…]

Carter’s Story – Eagle-Barret syndrome (prune belly syndrome)

“Early in my pregnancy, an ultrasound revealed that Carter had a bladder outlet obstruction and might not make it to term. At 12 weeks pregnant, I had an appointment at University Hospital and found that his bladder had popped, and he was surrounded in urine. In Seattle, his bladder was drained with a big needle Read more about Carter’s Story – Eagle-Barret syndrome (prune belly syndrome)[…]

Mihaela Petrea Mother to Radu Leon

My son was having a rough time at school. We were looking for resources to help, and heard about a group at Children’s Village to help parents and children. During our first visit to Children’s Village we found out about early education and different programs to help our son. The parent support group Holland has Read more about Mihaela Petrea Mother to Radu Leon[…]

Halloween at the Village

Children’s Village hosted a first Trunk-or-Treat on Halloween for children with special needs and their families! Over 200 witches, firemen, princesses, unicorns, super heroes and many other characters enjoyed visiting trunks, playing games and decorating pumpkins. Many thanks to our amazing parent volunteers, Walgreens, GESA Credit Union, Tree Top, Selah High School Sign Language class Read more about Halloween at the Village[…]