Department of Nursing & Clinical Care Services Patient Stories

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Epilepsy and the Ketogenic Diet: Korey's Story

Epilepsy patient Korey eating food

Korey has epilepsy, one of the most common brain disorders in children, but his treatment is unusual: a diet of exactly 90 percent fat, 7 percent protein and 3 percent carbohydrates. It’s called the ketogenic diet and it's proven effective for children whose epilepsy does not respond to medication.

Motility Disorder: Arianna’s Story

Arianna sitting at CHOP

Arianna, 21, has been treated her entire life for Down syndrome (trisomy 21), autism and motility disorders. Her medical team at CHOP has worked closely with her family to effectively treat her motility disorder to bring her comfort.

Reading, Writing & Remission

Izzy and her nurse, Cheryl

A unique program at CHOP allowed 7-year-old Isabella to attend school at the hospital while also getting radiation treatment for cancer.

Scoliosis: Kate & Emma's Story

Sisters Kate and Emma Fair were diagnosed with a rapidly advancing scoliosis, but their family found treatment, support, and a path toward recovery close to home.

Type 1 Diabetes: Brayden and Lexi

Brayden and Lexi with their family

Siblings Brayden and Lexi have been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. They both live active lives with help from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. 


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