Neuroscience Center Patient Stories

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Weston’s Story: Management of 4H Leukodystrophy


Leukodystrophies are a group of conditions that affect the white matter of the brain, or the myelin sheath, which surrounds and protects the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord and assists with transmission of messages between cells.

Gene Therapy for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: Cash’s Story

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia now offers the first-ever gene therapy treatment for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) to patients like 6-year-old Cash. This breakthrough treatment slows the progression of symptoms and can improve strength and endurance for patients with DMD.

Alexandria’s Story: Burr Hole Hemispherotomy for Seizures Caused By Perinatal Stroke

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Alexandria was born at Pennsylvania Hospital, the nation’s first hospital, located in downtown Philadelphia. Everything seemed fine just after her C-section delivery, but within 24 hours of her birth, her mother, Kacy, noticed Alexandria’s eye twitching. She pointed it out to a nurse who brought in a neonatologist to evaluate the newborn. The neonatologist said the twitch was, in fact, a seizure.