Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (GI) Patient Stories
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Born prematurely at only 26 weeks gestation, twins Chyanne and Terrance had numerous health issues. Chyanne's condition became dire when doctors discovered she had necrotizing enterocolitis, a rare infection that can destroy intestinal tissue.
Laila Kramer was 8 years old when her family learned she was born with heterotaxy syndrome, a rare birth defect where many of her internal organs are reversed from their normal positions. When she contracted a serious liver infection, she got help from CHOP experts.
Colin has eosinophilic esophagitis, a rare inflammatory condition of the esophagus, and receives care at CHOP, which is one of the few pediatric hospitals with a specialized program for the condition.
Jacob was diagnosed with fulminant hepatic failure — liver failure with a very rapid onset — and received a liver transplant at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).
Chris has come a long way in the past year since he was diagnosed with biliary atresia, a liver disease. He has been helped by the Biliary Atresia Program at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).
Born 13 years apart, the stories of Nora and Lucy illustrate how far CHOP has come in its ability to transplant livers into even the smallest babies.