Division of Plastic, Reconstructive and Oral Surgery Patient Stories
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Surgery for Tethered Spinal Cord and Lipomas: Eva’s Story
Eva, 2, had two surgeries at CHOP to remove lipomas from her back and treat a tethered spinal cord. Today, she’s a proud big sister!
Goldenhar Syndrome: Emily’s Story
Born with tetralogy of Fallot and Goldenhar syndrome, Emily has endured dozens of surgeries in the past 14 years, and her mission is to teach kindness and acceptance.
Brain Injury and Recovery: Sam's Story
A terrible car accident left Sam with a serious brain injury. Therapy and surgery helped him rebound; he’s now able to recite a poem and play his favorite sport.
Thumb Hypoplasia: Dean’s Story
Dean was born without bone or muscle in his left thumb. Surgeons at CHOP created a thumb using Dean's index finger. He's been unstoppable ever since!
One Becomes Two: Abby and Erin’s Journey to Separation
Conjoined twins Abby and Erin were born connected at the head. After 10 months and multiple surgeries, the girls were separated.
New Type of Ear Reconstruction: Alexis’ Story
An innovative reconstruction surgery at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia gave Alexis a new ear. The ability to hear from the reconstructed ear will soon follow.
Conjoined Twins: Amelia and Allison’s Story
Amelia and Allison were born as conjoined twins, connected at the chest and abdomen. Surgery at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia separated them.
Zion’s Story: The Gift of Hands
Zion Harvey is the first pediatric patient to receive a bilateral hand transplant. He was treated by a team at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Malignant Nerve Sheath Tumor: Kelsea's Story
Kelsea Henderson started having pain in her side when she was 13 years old. She was diagnosed with malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor on her chest wall.
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