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LOVE WILL make the difference. 

At Children’s Mercy, love is the driving force behind everything we do. It pushes our researchers to find answers others could not. Gives us the strength we never knew we had. And reminds us that anything is truly possible. That’s the difference love makes. A difference we’re making for kids every single day.

More kids need your help

Your LOVE WILL fuel the advancements available at Children’s Mercy and give kids and families hope for the future.

Children’s Mercy is a 501(c)3 charitable organization.

Read and watch these inspiring LOVE WILL stories

June's story

June and her family found answers and relief because of Genomic Answers for Kids, a flagship program of the Children’s Mercy Research Institute.

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June McFarland smiling.

Tristyn's story

Born with several of her organs outside of her body, Tristyn wasn't supposed to live past age 4. With the support of Children's Mercy experts and a family mantra of getting through whatever is placed in front of them, Tristyn is now a thriving 12-year-old.

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Levi's story

Love drew Dan and Julie Ryff to Levi, an infant in need of serious medical care. With the help of Children’s Mercy specialists, Levi grew from a tiny baby with an unknown future facing chronic kidney disease to a healthy, racing toddler who loves superheroes.

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Mykael's story

Mykael White isn’t letting a bleeding disorder stop him from pursuing his goal of making it to state his senior year in cross country, swimming and track. But he is getting some extra help with his training this year, working with the experts at Children’s Mercy Sports Medicine at Village West.

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Teo's story

Teo was diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia. A clinical trial gave him a second chance at life.

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Teo smiling and holding medals

Holden's story

Holden was born with a congenital heart defect. Two open heart surgeries have given him reason to celebrate.

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Holden's mother holding him and kissing his cheek

Ziah's story

Born with half a heart, Ziah needed multiple surgeries. An innovative app developed by Children’s Mercy kept her story alive.  

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Natalia's story

Natalia was having up to 30 seizures a day. An advanced neurostimulation implant silenced them all.

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Brylynn's story

Brylynn needed a new kidney and liver. Surgeons transplanted both, giving her more moments with mom.

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Johnny and Sammy's story

Johnny and Sammy were struggling in the womb. Laser ablation surgery gave them a chance at life.

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