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.
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.
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.
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.
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.