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Spotlight Newsletter

Exciting medical advances and inspiring patient stories are happening every day at YNHH because of you! Spotlight is designed to keep you up-to-date on how your support is touching the lives of our patients and their families. Without help from friends like you, these stories would not be possible. Thank you!


Fall 2021

Running for her life

Thanks to you, just one month after a liver transplant, Caitlin took her first walk outside. Daughter Reagan and canine cheerleader Charley are so grateful.
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Teen turns tragedy into treasure

Matthew’s journey from raising funds for cancer research to fighting his own cancer battle — and back again.
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Spring 2021

Christopher beat COVID-19, even as he battled leukemia

CHRISTOPHER HAS HAD LEUKEMIA since age five — so his immune system is weaker than most. Now 15, Christopher has already grappled with more health challenges than most of us will face in our lifetimes.
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Frying and baking their way through the pandemic to fight breast cancer

ON MARCH 19, 2020, Maria Warner gathered all the ingredients she would need to make Nutella ice cream. Then, she taped her phone to an olive oil bottle, grabbed her son, and launched Facebook Live.
And just like that, two cooking stars were born.
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Winter 2021

Because of you, Carlos survived

In February of 2020, Carlos Yanza Salinas, 45, had his annual physical. All the routine tests were normal, and his doctor told him he didn’t have a thing to worry about. Just a few weeks later, he was on a ventilator, fight­ing for his life.
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Report from the Front Lines

Fighting COVID-19 at YNHH. For Nate and his collegues – interns and experienced physicians alike – there was so much that wasn’t known. Most of them had never dealt with a pandemic virus before.
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Post-Covid-19 Recovery Program

Thank you for helping open a clinic for COVID “Long haulers”. Some COVID-19 survivors have symptoms that won’t go away. The Post-COVID-19 Recovery Program at YNHH’s Winchester Chest Clinic helps patients with persistent symptoms.
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Our New President

Before taking on his new role in October, Keith Churchwell, MD, served as chief operating officer and executive vice president for YNHH. “Our donors are our partners in everything we do at YNHH. That’s why I’m delighted to have this chance to introduce myself to you.”
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Spring 2020

How Amanda beat Cancer

Amanda had five different cancer diagnoses before the age of 30. But thanks to your generosity, at age 33, Amanda is living an incredibly full and meaningful life.
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A Room of Their Own

Read how the Lauren Telesz/Smilow Teen Center helps kids with cancer fight loneliness and isolation
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Winter 2020

Kamryn’s Amazing Story!

Doctor’s couldn’t promise he’d make it…But today, because of you, Kamryn is a thriving eight month old!
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Creative Giving

Proof that Vegetables are Good for You!
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Summer 2019

Mike’s Battle With Epilepsy

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Suite Sailing

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Spring 2019

Ashley’s Story

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Art from the Heart

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Katelyn’s Message to YNHPH

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Winter 2019

Nicole’s Path to Liver Donation

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Erin’s Closer to Free Ride

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Summer 2018Marottoli Sisters

The Marottoli family continues the fight against lung cancer

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Q & A with Dr. Scott Gettinger

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Life as a YNHH Volunteer

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Spring 2018Rybalov Twins

You gifts help preemies like Arynn and Ethan beat the odds

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Most advanced NICU in the U.S.

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NICU nurse Megan Ryan helps parents through the unimaginable

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Winter 2018

You’re helping us win the fight against cancer

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Susan Brown shows us all what courage is

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