Meet Samantha

It all started on March 12th when I had came home from a 12 hour shift. Right when I walked in she told me her neck hurt really bad. I looked at it, didn’t see anything. It was late so I sent her to bed. I was just thinking she slept on it wrong. Next day we went out of …

Meet Sebastian

Sebastian had incomplete Kawasaki Disease age 3 months which went undetected for a period of time and attacked his coronary arteries. Sebastian did not fit the typical profile of someone with Kawasaki nor did he present all of the typical symptoms. After three ER visits (because of fever and fussiness) and many tests, the amazing team at Maria Fareri Children’s …

Meet Gavin

Gavin was 6yrs old when he got an Enlarged lymph node in his neck. We went to the emergency room and were given antibiotics for an infected lymph node. It didn’t get better with antibiotics and grew to the size of an orange.We then returned to the emergency room and were admitted to a local children’s hospital branch; we were …

NEW LOOK – MORE CHANGE

Over the past month you may have or may not have noticed some minor changes to the Kawasaki Kids Foundation. We are not talking about what we do, who we do it for, our purpose, or the simple fact that we are here to fight Kawasaki Disease (KD) and to save kids’ hearts around the world. What we are talking …

Meet Nalia

Nalia was on antibiotics for strep throat when she came down with an odd full-body rash and random fever. A doctor diagnosed the rash as a “Penicillin Rash” in reaction to the antibiotics she was taking. She was retested for strep, and it was negative. Four days passed and she was only getting worse, with fevers spiking as high as …

Meet Khari

I’m not ready to write our story just yet. This is very fresh still. We have just discharged from the hospital 2 days ago. I just really want to stress BE YOUR CHILD’s ADVOCATE! I had to request repeat tests and blood work several times until we finally got a diagnosis for KD on day 7. Scarlet fever NA Age …

Meet Daman

Daman’s first symptom was a 104° fever and an extremely swollen and painful lymph node on the left side of his neck. On the third day of his fever, I took him to his pediatrician which diagnosed him with a lymph node infection and prescribed antibiotics and sent him home. Later that night, he began vomiting and having excruciating stomach …

Meet Jasper

My son got Kawasaki Disease the first time when he was 20 months old. He had the full works, red eyes, swollen lymph nodes, rash all over the body, fever that would not break, fatigue, red strawberry tongue and cracking lips. Although I had brought him in almost immediately when he first started his KD with only a fever and …

Meet Regan

In November 2015, Regan became ill. It started like many illnesses, throwing up, stomach pain, no appetite, and diarrhea. As his illness progressed, he developed a fever, a rash, red, chapped lips, bloodshot eyes, and swollen lymph nodes and swollen hands. By day 11 of his illness, we had been to the pediatrician twice, had two negative strep tests, we …

Meet Belle

My daughter, Belle, woke up on October 16, 2016, with a stiff neck. No big deal…right? Four days later the stiff neck was an 8 x 9 cm mass on her neck. The enlarged lymph node was then followed by fevers of 99-102, headache, and body sweats. She was sent to the local hospital where she was treated for an …