Division of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine Patient Stories

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Severe Asthma: Onni’s Story

With her severe asthma under control — with help from CHOP’s PAPA Clinic — Onni is in school, out of the hospital and “a whole new kid.”

Lung Transplant: Leah’s Story


Born with a rare lung disorder, Leah is one of the youngest patients to go from a heart-lung bypass machine to successful lung transplant.

Lung Transplant: Jacob’s Story

Jacob posing and flexing his muscle

Despite Jacob’s weakened condition, CHOP successfully performed a lung transplant that other programs thought he wouldn’t survive.

Hypogammaglobulinemia: Dylan’s Story

Dylan and his family

Looking for bright spot during COVID-19? Look no further than 7-year-old Dylan, an active 2nd grader who’s had his first infection-free year in his entire life.

Cystic Fibrosis: Jessica’s Story

Jessica CF patient in Israel

Jessica has lived with cystic fibrosis since she was a baby. The Cystic Fibrosis Center at CHOP prepared her to manage her disease as she transitioned to college.