Child Life Services Patient Stories

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Dilated Cardiomyopathy: Cherish’s Story

adolescent female cardiac patient

Cherish’s rare and extremely serious heart condition went undiagnosed for years. CHOP experts gave Cherish and her family, at first, hope, and then a new heart.

Cyclic Neutropenia: Ella’s Story

black and white portrait young girl smiling outside

For years, Ella’s health seemed fragile, culminating in a life-threatening infection. She now needs injections to control her rare blood disorder.

Hodgkin Lymphoma: Nicholas’ Story

Young boy cancer patient sitting by window smiling

After Nicholas, 14, received a diagnosis of Hodgkin lymphoma, his care team supported the entire family’s well being in every possible way.

Encopresis: Brayden's Story

Braden Canoeing

Brayden struggled with severe constipation and encopresis for years before he got treatment to manage his condition at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.