Miracle Stories

Making the Incredible Possible

The Driscoll team is dedicated to achieving unimaginable outcomes for our patients and the people who love them. See our latest stories here—and check back often as new miracles are made.

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Getting Back on Track

Preston suffered a life-threatening brain injury at 23 months. But with Driscoll—nothing would stand between him and recovery.
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Recent Miracle Stories

Conjoined at birth, now separated: 8 amazing years later

October 18, 2023

Scarlett and Ximena Torres celebrate turning 8 on May 16 in a much different way than life began. Conjoined at birth, these twins now lead distinct lives not unlike most other children. And they get to blow out their candles every year knowing wishes really do come true. But this might not have been their […]

Baby Marcelo born at 25 weeks premature, now thriving 2-year-old

October 18, 2023

The Gutierrez family fought hard to save their baby, but when he was born 25 weeks premature, they said their goodbyes. Little Marcelo could fit into the palm of his mother’s hand. And while many new parents are quick to count 10 tiny fingers and 10 tiny toes, Marcelo’s delicate fingers had not yet formed […]

Preston's Lifesaving Story

April 7, 2023

For Preston Simpson, the journey to recovery has been a long one with a happy ending. The Rockport boy has made an amazing recovery from a near-fatal ATV accident he had at 23-months-old on December 8, 2020, thanks to the expertise and resourcefulness of the staff at Driscoll Children’s Hospital. Two years later to the […]

A NICU story comes full circle

March 1, 2023

Twin nurses care for the tiniest patients in the same hospital where they once fought for their lives When your newborn is admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), one of the hardest parts to endure is the waiting. There’s endless waiting for vitals to reach critical numbers. Waiting with bated breath to see […]

Meet our 2023 CMN Champion: John J.

December 6, 2022

John J. Martinez has cerebral palsy, epilepsy and scoliosis, but his diagnoses do not define who he is. He is quite the character who will win anyone over with his smile and infectious personality. The soon-to-be high school graduate loves baseball, being outdoors, and spending time with family. At the time of his birth, however, […]

Never say Never

July 7, 2022

Kidney transplant patient defies the odds by reaching graduation milestone. Seeing a child don a graduation cap and gown brings a mixture of joy and relief for all parents. For Tiffanie Harris, it was a triumph. Tiffanie, of Corpus Christi, Texas, didn’t expect to see her daughter, Elisabeth, live to her graduation from Flour Bluff […]

Andres Miracle Story

April 8, 2022

He’s a kicker. For the parents of most infants, that’s a minor detail, a given. For the parents of Andre Caden Rodriguez, that is a sign from God that miracles can happen. Faith is what has gotten Linda Salas and her husband, Jairo Rodriguez, through a journey that began when Linda was 20 weeks pregnant. […]

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