Patient Stories

Patient Stories

Find out more about the remarkable kids, families and former patients helped firsthand by East Tennessee Children's Hospital by learning about Children's Hospital's ambassadors and reading It's About Children magazine.


Children's Hospital Ambassadors

These inspirational patients and former patients of East Tennessee Children's Hospital have decided to give back through volunteering and serving as spokespeople for our hospital.


Clayton Ailshie

Clayton Ailshie


Clayton has been living with Juvenile Diabetes since the age of 5, but with help from the doctors and nurses at Children's Hospital, he has been able to live an active, fun life.

Read Clayton's Story
Taylor Benson

Taylor Benson


Though he has leukeumia, Taylor actually likes to come to Children's Hospital. He enjoys the nurses, Child Life staff and doctors because they make him feel better. He also loves to tell jokes.

Read Taylor's Story
Bryan Cody

Bryan Cody


Bryan is battling sickle-cell disease but that hasn't stopped him from bouncing around like a ball of energy with a huge smile on his face.

Read Bryan's Story
Indianna Graves

Indianna Graves


In her own words: "I definitely want to go into the medical or mission field and work with children. My experience showed me that I want to help others in the future and make sure that they get the same care I did."

Read Indianna's Story
Jordan Henegar

Jordan Henegar


Since the moment Jordan was born, she's been full of life, smiling her way through every day with her trademark grin plastered across her face.

Read Jordan's Story
Sarah Holloway

Sarah Holloway


Sarah works with other patients and families to spread the word about their experience here and encourage others to become invested in the hospital's constant growth and improvement.

Read Sarah's Story
Anna Martin

Anna Martin


Anna was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 10. After two years of chemotherapy, a bone marrow transplant, and lots of love and support from her family and physicians, Anna is now cancer free.

Read Anna's Story
Averi Ramsey

Averi Ramsey


Averi was diagnosed with leukemia at age 7 but even cancer couldn't keep her from playing hide and seek, cheerleading and driving her Barbie jeep around the farm.

Read Averi's Story

It's About Children Magazine

This quarterly magazine spotlights the lifesaving work done at Children's Hospital and the latest advances in medical technology, treatment and research. Read the latest issue below:


Past Issues

Looking for more past issues of It's About Children? View our complete archive of previous issues on Slideshare.

Top