Newborn and Infant Chronic Lung Disease Program Patient Stories
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Chronic Lung Disease: Leila’s Story
Born at 26 weeks, Leila’s lungs failed to develop. Specialty care during her CHOP stay and after helped her breathe on her own and her family cope.
Xiomara’s Story: Long-Term Care for Chronic Lung Disease
Xiomara was born extremely preterm, with severely underdeveloped lungs. Despite nine months in intensive care, her health did not improve. Then, her care was transferred to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where the Newborn/Infant Chronic Lung Disease Program “saved her life and gave her a chance at a normal childhood,” says her mom.
Chronic Lung Disease: Ethan’s Story
While doctors at CHOP helped Ethan’s premature lungs develop, other staff helped his family manage the stress of having a sick newborn.
Maddie’s Story: Tracheostomy Surgery for Chronic Lung Disease
Thanks to care from CHOP’s Newborn and Infant Chronic Lung Disease (NeoCLD) Program and a new, catheter-based surgery to close her congenital heart defect, Maddie is home and makes developmental gains every day.
Yaseen’s Chronic Lung Disease Story
Wanting desperately to save their child, Courtney and Khaled made the difficult decision to have their son transferred to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in the midst of a global pandemic. It was a lifesaving move.
Chronic Lung Disease and Necrotizing Enterocolitis: Dylan’s Story
Born prematurely, Dylan Vazquez, 3, overcame daunting health challenges and is thriving today thanks to the care he received at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Treatment for Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia: Noah’s Story
Noah was born very premature and developed a serious lung condition. He found the lifesaving care he needed at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Managing Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia: Joseph’s Story
Born at 29 weeks and weighing 1 lb 8 ounce, Joseph's mom credits his breakthrough recovery to the remarkable care he received at CHOP.
Josephine’s Chronic Lung Disease Story
A multidisciplinary team at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia helped Josephine conquer complex medical needs from severe infant chronic lung disease.
Charlie's Story: Chronic Lung Disease of Infancy
Charlie’s family traveled to CHOP from their home in Long Island to find a team with expertise treating chronic lung disease in premature babies.