St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children

santa 2

Seriously Ill Children Get A Holiday Surprise From Local Volunteers

More than 60 volunteers, some dressed as Santa, spent Christmas Eve helping seriously ill children.



Police: 13-Year-Old Girl Charged After Allegedly Distributing Sleeping Aid To Classmates

Philadelphia police have charged a 13-year-old girl for distributing a sleeping aid to classmates after several students reported feeling ill, according to authorities.


(Credit:  Ed Fischer)

Positively Philadelphia: Local Musicians Making A Difference For Kids

Area residents Cris Valkyria and Lou Paglione have put together a CD for children, and volunteer at local children’s hospitals.



Baby Struck By Car In North Philadelphia

A 22-month-old child is recovering at an area hospital after falling out of a moving vehicle and being struck by a car on Sunday, according to authorities.


3-Year-Old Girl Recovering After Shooting In Feltonville

A 3-year-old girl is in critical condition after being shot in the city’s Feltonville section Saturday night.


3-Year-Old Hospitalized After Being Shot In City’s Feltonville Neighborhood

A 3-year-old girl is undergoing surgery after being shot in the city’s Feltonville section Saturday night, according to authorities.


(Photos by Steve Tawa)

St. Christopher’s Hospital Gives 40 Philadelphia Students A Career Head-Start

About 40 young people growing up in some of Philadelphia’s toughest neighborhoods, many of whom may have thought they had no chance of getting a good job or a good education, graduated Friday from the St. Christopher’s Hospital “Health Tech” program.


(Credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Near-Drowning Can Cause Fatal Complications Hours After Event

Pools are open throughout the Delaware Valley and, according to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drowning is the second leading cause of death for children ages one to 14 years. Even if a child rescued from a pool originally seems to be just fine after the incident, he or she could develop life threatening problems later.


shooting stroller

Teen Critical, Toddler Hospitalized In Kensington Shooting

In broad daylight police say three men walked up to this lot where several people were hanging out and the men started shooting.


rafael rodriguez

Heroic Neighbor Risks Life To Prevent Hit-Run Driver From Escaping

Rafael Rodriguez made sure the unidentified driver from the May 2nd accident at Front and Tioga Streets didn’t leave the scene, even if it meant risking his own life.


(It is the season for trauma according to one local ER doctor.)

‘Tis The Season For Trauma

One local emergency room physician says the number of injured children is rising as fast as the temperature outside your door. He says parents should take steps to make sure their child is not one of them.


9-Year-Old Victim Andre Clarke

1 Child Remains Critical, 2 Stable After North Philadelphia Hit-Run Accident

Three young children were injured Saturday afternoon in North Philadelphia after police say a man struck them with his vehicle and tried to attack the officer with an ax.



Driver In Custody After Striking 7-Week-Old In Stroller

Philadelphia police say a driver is in custody after he ran a red light at Westmoreland and Aramingo Avenues and struck a 7-week-old baby, who was being pushed in a stroller by her parents.


Philadelphia Police Investigate Suspicious Death Of 1-Year-Old Child

The initial investigation led authorities to believe that the child was sleeping with the mother and she may have rolled on top of the baby, according to police.


Philadelphia Man Under Arrest After 8-Year-Old Shoots 4-Year-Old

A 23-year-old Northeast Philadelphia man was expected to be charged on Monday, after his four-year-old son was allegedly shot by his eight-year-old nephew.





Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 35,107 other followers