A Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration

Sounds of Healing

We Appreciate Our Volunteers

At Children’s Harbor Family Center, the piano has always been a long-recognized source of remedy for those seeking escape and creative expression. People come from all over the hospital to play our piano from social workers to doctors to patients and family members. Needless to say our piano is beloved amongst the hospital community.

In 2008 Julie Porter found the Children’s Harbor piano to be her saving grace when her daughter Lilyana was diagnosed with a rare brain cancer at 10 months old.

“Children’s Harbor Family Center gave me peace in a time of such uncertainty. It just seemed like I was back to normal when I was playing the piano. I also loved that I was making everyone in the Family Center feel good by playing and singing. It added so much joy to my life for the months I was at Children’s Hospital with Lilyana,” said Julie.

This week Julie was back in our Family Center playing the piano and singing to everyone’s delight. Lilyana has been in remission for seven years, but recently was hospitalized for a ruptured disc. In this video, you can watch her sing and play “Amazing Grace.”

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RhizoKids Conference Provides Medical Exams for Children with Rare Disorder

Country Living Staff Visits Family Center

Church of the Highlands Members Serve in the Treasures & Thrift Store

A Letter from a Mom

Coach Pearl Swings toward a Million Dollar Goal

The Other Side of Camp: Relief for Parents

Family Fun

Spectacular Magic Show

Pig Iron BBQ Challenge

Sweet Family Moments

Magic Moments Sporting Clay Shoot

Hastings-Curtin Dinner

Davenport-Dixon Golf Tournament

Cinderella Ballerina Ball: A Magical Fairytale Event

Children's Harbor Welcomes Families Dealing with Rare Form of Dwarfism

Mom Achieves Success with Children's Harbor Program

Family Center Becomes Family’s Fun Getaway During Hospital Stay

Friends of Children's Harbor Auction

Children's Harbor receives grant to support Family Center

Christmas dinner brightens holiday for patients and families

Light the Way Vent Camp

A Letter from a Dad

COA School Nurse Workshop Lecture

The Beginnings of Camp Hemo

Awesome Day at Barber Museum!

Thanks to Boaters!

A Glimpse into the Education, Career Dev. & Transition Program

Volunteer Appreciation

Sounds of Healing

A Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration

Bruce Pearl "Fore the Kids" Donation

Program Highlight: Counseling Services

Smith Family

Children's Harbor and Camp Wired Together

Schuttinga Family

Volunteer Spotlight: Leah Dennis

Children's Harbor and Camp Conquest

Children's Harbor and Camp BRIDGES

Girls Night Out for Diabetes Patients

Jaquares’ Lego Story

Will’s Wish

Jesse’s First Job

Return visit brings bear hugs & confirmation

Remote car race gets Caleb walking

Now cancer free, Sydney's got a mission

Beanie Babies bring big smiles

After 13,500 toys, Bill's not slowing down

Graycen fell in love with the music

How Can You Help?

The assistance Children’s Harbor receives from generous donors and active volunteers is central to carrying out our mission. Learn more about getting involved.