December 4, 2012
When the Garrett's learned that their unborn baby had a large tumor called a sacrococcygeal teratoma (SCT), they turned to the Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment for hope. At 34 weeks, the SCT started hemorrhaging, putting both baby Emily and her mom El at risk.
Emily was born via emergency C-section in CHOP's Garbose Family Special Delivery Unit, where she had immediate access to specialized care and underwent surgery a day after she was born. After 34 days at CHOP, she got to go home.