Center for Pediatric Airway Disorders Patient Stories
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Cricotracheal Resection for Subglottic Stenosis: Zakary’s Story
The team at the Center for Pediatric Airway Disorders gave Zakary what he’d never before had: a fully functioning airway.
Bilateral Vocal Cord Paralysis and Airway Reconstruction: Maxwell’s Story
Paralyzed vocal cords required a trach that kept Maxwell out of the water. Surgery at CHOP allowed him to dive in the waves.
Airway Reconstruction for Floppy Airway: Mason's Story
The team from CHOP’s Center for Pediatric Airway Disorders gave Mason what his parents had been told was impossible: breathing without a tracheostomy tube.
Breakthrough Treatment for Airway Tumors Gives Hannah Her Voice
Thanks to an experimental airway tumor treatment she received at CHOP, Hannah can talk now with her friends — really talk — because all the tumors are gone.
RLN Reinnervation: Kayla’s ‘Anything but Ordinary’ Story
The Pediatric Voice Program at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia helped Kayla strengthen her voice, and she’s putting it to good use: promoting her own book.
Tracheostomy and Decannulation: Steven’s Story
Steven came in to the world facing more challenges than most people face in a lifetime, but after 35 medical procedures and 12 major surgeries by CHOP specialists, the 12-year-old is thriving.
Tracheal Stenosis: Patrick’s Story
Patrick had a tough time at freshman baseball try-outs — unusual because he excelled at sports — but it made sense when he learned that he was breathing through a narrowed trachea the size of a Q-tip.
Subglottic Cyst and Unilateral Vocal Cord Paralysis: Shawn’s Story
At 7 months of age, Shawn had surgery to remove a large subglottic cyst that severely impacted his breathing and feeding. At 3 years, he underwent a recurrent laryngeal nerve reinnervation surgery to fix a damaged vocal cord.
Airway Disorder: Isabella's Story
Born prematurely, Isabella's airway had not yet fully developed. When her health worsened, her parents knew she needed the expert neonatal and pulmonary experts at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Bilateral Vocal Cord Paralysis: Lailani's Story
Diagnosed with bilateral vocal cord paralysis as a baby, Lailani was unable to breathe on her own until age nine. That's when her sought treatment at CHOP’s Center for Pediatric Airway Disorders.