Division of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine Patient Stories

1 - 10 of 15

Bronchus Tumor: Bennett’s Story

Bennett inpatient w truck

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

Leila smiling

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.

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.