Pediatric Liver Center Patient Stories
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Laila Kramer was 8 years old when her family learned she was born with heterotaxy syndrome, a rare birth defect where many of her internal organs are reversed from their normal positions. When she contracted a serious liver infection, she got help from CHOP experts.
Jacob was diagnosed with fulminant hepatic failure — liver failure with a very rapid onset — and received a liver transplant at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).
Chris has come a long way in the past year since he was diagnosed with biliary atresia, a liver disease. He has been helped by the Biliary Atresia Program at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).
Born 13 years apart, the stories of Nora and Lucy illustrate how far CHOP has come in its ability to transplant livers into even the smallest babies.