Center for Lymphatic Disorders Patient Stories

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From 'I Can't Breathe' to Finishing a 5K


Brenna first came to CHOP with a lymphatics condition so severe she could hardly function. A collaboration between lymphatics, genetics and oncology changed her life.

Chylothorax: Lucas’ Story

Lucas in baby swing outside

Diagnosed with chylothorax at birth, Lucas needed expert lymphatic care at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to survive. 

Lymphatic Leaks: Georgia's Story

Georgia smiling

After a serious accident in Montana, Georgia, 10, was sent to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for a life-saving lymphatic procedure.

Lymphatic Leaks: Naelani’s Story

Naelani smiling

Naelani was flown from Texas to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for an innovative procedure which worked to seal her lymphatic leaks.

Plastic Bronchitis: John's Story

John smiling

John, 6, had an innovative procedure to seal the leaks in his lymphatics system. Today, he has the energy to be active and play sports

Chylothorax: Paisley's Story

Paisley sitting with her cat

After surgery, an innovative interventional procedure at the Jill and Mark Fishman Center for Lymphatic Disorders stopped Paisley’s lymphatic leaks.