Division of Neonatology Patient Stories

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Airway Disorder: Isabella's Story


Born prematurely, Isabella's airway had not yet fully developed. When her health worsened, her parents knew she needed the expert neonatal and pulmonary experts at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Chronic Lung Disease: Evan’s Story

After a year of intensive treatment, 14-month-old Evan Stickle is finally home. His family credits his turnaround to CHOP’s Newborn and Infant Chronic Lung Disease Program.

ECMO Treatment: Katelyn's Story


Hundreds of gravely ill newborns have benefits from EMCO, a machine that temporarily acts as the baby's heart and lungs, since 1990 when Katelyn became CHOP's first ECMO patient.

Giant Omphalocele: Charlotte's Story

Fetal Patient Charlotte Checkup

Diagnosed before birth with giant omphalocele, Charlotte came to CHOP for delivery, surgery and follow-up care by a team experienced in caring for this birth defect.

Hirschsprung's Disease: Khloe's Story


Khloe was just 2 days old when doctors noticed she was having digestive problems. She was transferred to CHOP where doctors discovered she had Hirschsprung’s disease.

Jejunal Atresia: Jack's Story


Born prematurely with an enlarged area on his upper intestine, Jack was diagnosed with multiple jejunal atresia. Though it occurs only 1 in 3,000 live births, the expert team at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia knew how to treat his rare condition.