Child Life Services Patient Stories
1 - 10 of 27
Dilated Cardiomyopathy: Cherish’s Story
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
For years, Ella’s health seemed fragile, culminating in a life-threatening infection. She now needs injections to control her rare blood disorder.
Medulloblastoma and Kawasaki Disease: Gabby’s Story
"CHOP is so great because they support the whole family," says Gabby's dad, Paul.
Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia: Jack’s Story
After Jack was diagnosed with cancer, his family was impressed how everyone at CHOP, from the check-in team to the world-class doctors, made them feel special.
Chronic Intestinal Pseudo-obstruction: Hannah’s Story
Hannah is determined not to let having chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction – or the colostomy pouch she must wear — keep her from a future in nursing.
Hodgkin Lymphoma: Nicholas’ Story
After Nicholas, 14, received a diagnosis of Hodgkin lymphoma, his care team supported the entire family’s well being in every possible way.
Relapsed Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia: Thomas’ Story
When Thomas was 2 and being treated for leukemia, he was terrified. When the cancer returned, he faced it bravely.
Treatment for Recurrent Pancreatitis and Choledochal Cysts: Autumn's Story
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) doctors unraveled the clues to find the answer to Autumn’s severe stomach pain caused by recurrent pancreatitis: bile duct surgery to treat a choledochal cyst.
Encopresis: Brayden's Story
Brayden struggled with severe constipation and encopresis for years before he got treatment to manage his condition at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Proton Therapy for Relapsed Craniopharyngioma: Elena's Story
When her benign brain tumor came back, Elena and her family traveled from Ohio to CHOP for 39 rounds of proton therapy.