Patient Stories

Each of our international patients has their own compelling story. Here are just a few of them.

Stephany
Pituitary Germinoma

11-year-old Stephany traveled from Brazil to receive cutting-edge proton therapy.

Stephany’s Story

Sultan
Brain Tumor

4-year-old Sultan and his family traveled from the Middle East so he could get the best possible care for his cancer.

Sultan's Story

Sean
Spina Bifida

21 weeks into their first pregnancy, the Mulligans learned that their unborn baby had spina bifida. They turned to CHOP for help.

Sean’s Story

Julia
Cardiomyopathy

Julia was treated for dilated cardiomyopathy at CHOP, and received a heart transplant that saved her life.

Julia's Story

Lachlan
Hyperinsulinism

Lachlan and his family traveled from Australia for treatment of his hyperinsulinism.

Lachlan’s Story

Paige
Tracheal Stenosis

Paige came to the Newborn/Infant Intensive Care Unit at CHOP and was diagnosed with a serious airway disorder.

Paige's Story

Will
UPJ and Kidney Stones

Will's hydronephrosis was caused by a ureteropelvic junction (UPJ) obstruction that would require a surgical repair.

Will's Story

 

Contact Us

Reach an International Care Coordinator at:

001-267-426-6298

International Patient Services is a program within the International Medicine department at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.