Child Life Services Patient Stories

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Crohn’s Disease: Titus’ Story


Titus, 8, was sick and barely eating when he arrived at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Treatment for his Crohn’s disease has turned his health around.

Sand Drowning: Edgar’s ECMO Story

Edgar outside

A day at the beach turned into a nightmare when a sand cave collapsed on Edgar. He was rushed to CHOP where a world-renowned ECMO team saved his life.

Rick, Gert and Their Grandson Sam

sam and his grandparents

Sam came to The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for treatment of a severe heart defect. He received treatment and the chance to be a kid. Sam's grandparents, Rick and Gert, are grateful their grandson had both opportunities.

Catherine and Her Granddaughter Molly

catherine and molly

Born with a hole in her heart, Molly spent 24 days in the newborn/infant intensive care unit at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Catherine, Molly’s grandmom, found comfort knowing her first grandbaby was being treated by expert and compassionate doctors, nurses and support staff.