Story Guidelines

Thousands of lives have been touched by Phoenix Children's Hospital. And we are celebrating these lives and our Hospital's history through this interactive timeline.

Terms of use

Before you start, you need to read and agree to the terms of use so you understand how your information can and will be used.

Step 1: Author information

  • You will be answering basic questions: your name, city and state, your e-mail address and your relationship to the hospital.
  • You can also choose to display your story anonymously by checking the box that says "don't display my first name or city and state with my story."

Step 2: Story information

  • First, suggest a title – up to 25 characters long.
  • Next, tell your story! There is not a maximum limit, but it's best to be as concise as possible.
  • You may want to take some time to reflect on what you want to share. If you do, we suggest you write your story in an electronic document outside of the website. Once you are done, you can return, and cut and paste your information.
  • After you tell your story, you can suggest a headline, which will be displayed when someone points to your photo with their mouse.
  • You'll also need to provide us with a date so we know where to put your story on the timeline. You don't need the exact date, but we require a month and year. Your acquaintance with the hospital may have lasted for a few years, so provide the date that is most relevant to the focus of your story.

Step 3: Add photos

Now you can attach up to three photos with your story. If you don't have any photos, you can select one from our photo library, or we'll select one for you. If you upload your own, then make sure they follow these guidelines:

  • Must be in JPG format.
  • Ideal size is 275 pixel wide and 275 pixels high.
  • Must be a file size smaller than 1MB.

Writing rules

Avoid these mistakes, which can automatically disqualify your story from appearing on the website:

  • Potentially defamatory statements
  • Obscene, explicit, or racist language
  • Personal attacks, insults, or threats
  • Commercial product promotions
  • Information taken from another source without their permission
  • Private, personal information relayed by a third party without consent. Example: first and last name, any health information that can identify the patient.
  • Comments unrelated to the subject/spirit of the website.
  • Uploading, posting, or transmitting, or otherwise making available any content which is libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, illegal or otherwise objectionable that would constitute or encourage a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party, or that would otherwise give rise to liability or violate any law.
  • Nudity that could be perceived as offensive or inappropriate.