Department of Family Relations Patient Stories

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RAPADILINO Syndrome: Rita and Maria's Story

Shortly after birth, Maria was diagnosed with RAPADILINO syndrome, an extremely rare condition that involves many parts of the body. Doctors told her mother that Maria's best hope was care at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Concussion: Nicholas and Duckea's Story

nicholas playing hockey

Nicholas got his concussion playing ice hockey. Duckea got her concussion falling off her bike. Both teens were treated for their concussion symptoms at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Congenital Hyperinsulinism: Charlotte's Story


Charlotte's family came from California searching for answers about her persistently low blood sugar levels. They found answers and support at CHOP's Congenital Hyperinsulinism Center.

Family-Centered Care: In Our Families' Words

Parents say they see family-centered care in practice all the time at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Here, they detail how CHOP is working to provide the best care for children and the most support for families.

Ischemic Stroke: Andrea's Story

andrea and friends

Andrea experienced an ischemic stroke as an infant. Read about her and her family's journey and their partnership with doctors at CHOP.