Yuri Butler’s whole life changed when he entered the Johns Hopkins Children's Center. Not only was he getting a life-saving surgery, but he was about to meet a nurse who would make a huge impact on his life. While Yuri's story is one-of-a-kind, miracles are not uncommon at the medical facility.
Since its opening in 1912, the center has made history. It was the first pediatric hospital associated with an academic research institution, which meant that the procedures and standards have always been cutting edge. The hospital now contains 16 recognized Centers of Excellence that deal with various illnesses and procedures, such as cancer and transplants. It was also ranked among the top ten pediatric institutions by U.S. News & World Reports in 2014.