My nephew, Gregory, was born in 2000 with multiple skeletal deformities and internal problems. Within hours of being born to my sister, Carol, Gregory became a life-long patient of Children's Hospital Oakland. He underwent several life-saving surgeries during the first few weeks of his life and endured approximately 20 more procedures and operations in the following years to come. His medical and nursing team includes specialties from head-to-toe; gastrointestinal, neurosurgical, cardiology, orthopedics, urology, Nephrology, Rehabilitation, Pulmonology, critical care, emergency, and pastoral care. It is because of these Children's Hospital experts that Gregory has sustained a normal, happy, and active life. He is now in kindergarten, walking with crutches, and living the life of a 5-year old. Thank you Children's Hospital Oakland!