Global Medicine Patient Stories
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Sara's Story: Surgery to Treat Epilepsy
Sara lived with seizures until age 9. Her family flew 7,000 miles from United Arab Emirates so she could undergo epilepsy surgery at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Every day since, Sara has told her mom how happy she is to have had the procedure.
Timing and Teamwork for Hepatoblastoma Therapy: Harry’s Story
Harry was diagnosed with hepatoblastoma in his home country of Panama and traveled to CHOP for a life-saving treatment.
Arm Tendon Transfer for Spastic Hemiplegia: Hamda’s Story
An advanced surgical technique helped Hamda, who is from the United Arab Emirates, regain a substantial amount of function in her right arm.
Congenital Hyperinsulinism: Odinn’s Story
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
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
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.
A Rare Disease, a World of Hope: Abdulrahman’s Story
Abdulrahman has overcome many challenges, and his family gives much of the credit to the experts who cared for him at Children’s Hospital.
Lymphatic Leaks: Marta’s Story
Diagnosed with a very rare lymphatic disorder, Marta traveled from Norway to find treatment at the Jill and Mark Fishman Center for Lymphatic Disorders at Children's Hospital.
Guillain-Barré Syndrome: Yousuf's Story
Yousuf, who lives in Qatar, fell gravely ill. He was diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome and transferred via air ambulance for treatment.
Lymphatic Leaks: Davis’ Story
When Davis' doctors in Latvia couldn’t control his lymphatic leaks, they referred him to the Jill and Mark Fishman Center for Lymphatic Disorders at Children's Hospital.