Global Medicine Patient Stories

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Congenital Hyperinsulinism: Odinn’s Story

Óðinn Orri with his brothers

Óðinn Orri Sævarsson was born with a potentially life-threatening disease rarely seen in Iceland, congenital hyperinsulinism (HI). Quick action and a team effort between Icelandic specialists and CHOP's International Patient Services got Óðinn to CHOP for treatment, where he was cured.

Finding Hope Far from Home: Ali’s Story

Ali

When 6-year-old Ali became seriously ill for the second time, his family believed only one place in the world could offer him the best care — Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Thoracic Insufficiency Syndrome: Arwa's Story

Arwa Thoracic Insufficiency

Mubarak and Khairiah Alqahtani traveled from Saudi Arabia to seek lifesaving care at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for their 18-year-old daughter, Arwa, who suffered from a rare disease.

Lymphatic Leaks: Marta’s Story

Lymphatic Leaks Marta

Diagnosed with a very rare lymphatic disorder, Marta traveled from Norway to find treatment at the Center for Lymphatic Imaging and Interventions at Children's Hospital.

Lymphatic Leaks: Davis’ Story

Davis Janus

When Davis' doctors in Latvia couldn’t control his lymphatic leaks, they referred him to the Center for Lymphatic Imaging and Interventions at Children's Hospital.


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