Division of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine Patient Stories
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Bronchus Tumor: Bennett’s Story
Bennett’s breathing easy after the tumor blocking his lung was removed not with surgery, but with cutting-edge techniques, treatments and trial medication.
Chronic Lung Disease: Leila’s Story
Born at 26 weeks, Leila’s lungs failed to develop. Specialty care during her CHOP stay and after helped her breathe on her own and her family cope.
Interstitial Lung Disease: Jacob’s Story
CHOP’s diagnosis and treatment of a rare lung disease solved a medical mystery for Jacob. Shared care with his Virginia pulmonologist is keeping him healthy.
Interstitial Lung Disease: Quinn’s Story
From Chicago to Philadelphia: Parents of ailing teen go the distance for CHOP pulmonologist’s unique expertise.
Success with Less-invasive Treatment for Pulmonary Hypoplasia: Lucy’s Story
Lucy was born with small lungs and critical breathing challenges. The care she received at CHOP prepared her to go home with minimal breathing support.
Chronic Lung Disease: Ethan’s Story
While doctors at CHOP helped Ethan’s premature lungs develop, other staff helped his family manage the stress of having a sick newborn.
Pulmonary Interstitial Glycogenosis: June’s Story
From Day 1, June was breathing too rapidly. The Rare Lung Diseases Center diagnosed her condition: pulmonary interstitial glycogenosis. June was lucky; her mild case resolved on its own.
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
Despite Jacob’s weakened condition, CHOP successfully performed a lung transplant that other programs thought he wouldn’t survive.