Children's Hospital Colorado

Welcome to The Connection Journey®

Honest conversations. Powerful connections.

Conversations can be healing. We’ve seen it happen. So when a family receives a new diagnosis, we connect them with a family who's been there. Watch their conversations. They all have something to give: whether it's hope, a helpful tip or even answers to questions no one knew to ask.

Sharing and listening

A meaningful conversation has the power to heal. We've seen it make families feel heard, comforted and validated.

Connecting families

A new diagnosis can be overwhelming. But hearing authentic stories from real parents helps families feel less alone.

Teenage athlete Erin, who tore her ACL, hears about what she can expect on her ACL surgery and recovery journey.
SPORTS MEDICINE CENTER

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Surgery

Carolyn knows the challenge of sports injury recovery. She tore her ACL last year but is now back on the field and sharing her journey.

Carolyn and Erin

Two girls with asthma sit on a couch with their moms connecting over their asthma treatment journeys at Children's Hospital Colorado.
BREATHING INSTITUTE

Asthma

Angela, a mom of two daughters with asthma, shares her family's experience to help Claudia with Yaretzi's journey.

Ava and Yaretzi

Jessika and her mom listen to Mona's mom talk about Mona's bariatric surgery experience
BARIATRIC SURGERY CENTER

Bariatric surgery

Mona tells Jessika about the increased energy level and improved health she's experienced after bariatric surgery.

Mona and Jessika

Sandi and Karsang talk to Gabriela and Adrian about their experience with their daughter's cloaca.
INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR COLORECTAL AND UROGENITAL CARE

Cloaca

Sandy and Karsang share their experience with cloaca, answering questions and providing reassurance to Gabriela and Adrian about the journey that lies ahead.

Tashi and Allison

Lianna, who is being treated for seizures at Children's Hospital Colorado, sitting in a room.
NEUROSCIENCE INSTITUTE

Epilepsy

Madeleine tells Lianna about the new world that's opened up after her surgery.

Madeleine and Lianna

Kara holds her son Jaxon, who is being treated for HLHS at Children's Hospital Colorado.
HEART INSTITUTE

Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS)

After a devastating diagnosis, there still can be hope.

Jaden and Jaxon

ORTHOPEDICS INSTITUTE

Scoliosis

Jessica and her parents share their spine surgery experience with Emily and her dad as they prepare for her upcoming scoliosis surgery.

Jessica and Emily

Lora talks about her experience with Children's Hospital Colorado when her two daughters had tonsillectomies.
PEDIATRICS OTOLARYNGOLOGY (ENT)

Tonsillectomy surgery

Lora gives Meghan advice on getting through the rough nights.

Addie and Evelyn

Nicole, treated for TTTS at Children's Colorado, sits with her school-age twin girls.
COLORADO FETAL CARE CENTER

Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS)

Nicole and Ari share their experience with TTTS, offering hope as Alyssa and Mark navigate their unborn babies' TTTS journey.

Nicole and Ari with Alyssa and Mark

Find a doctor

Browse and connect with world-class pediatric specialists at Children's Hospital Colorado.

Meet more patients

Browse our library of patient stories to learn about real families' experiences here.

Partnership with the University of Colorado School of Medicine

Children's Hospital Colorado partners with the University of Colorado School of Medicine, where many of our physicians and care providers serve as faculty.

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