Newborn/Infant Intensive Care Unit Patient Stories

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Chronic Lung Disease: Evan’s Story

After a year of intensive treatment, 14-month-old Evan Stickle is finally home. His family credits his turnaround to CHOP’s Newborn and Infant Chronic Lung Disease Program.

ECMO Treatment: Katelyn's Story


Hundreds of gravely ill newborns have benefits from EMCO, a machine that temporarily acts as the baby's heart and lungs, since 1990 when Katelyn became CHOP's first ECMO patient.

Hirschsprung's Disease: Khloe's Story


Khloe was just 2 days old when doctors noticed she was having digestive problems. She was transferred to CHOP where doctors discovered she had Hirschsprung’s disease.

Methylmalonic Acidemia: Gavin’s Story

After being rushed to CHOP with dangerously high level of ammonia, baby Gavin was diagnosed with methylmalonic acidemia, a rare, life-threatening metabolic condition.

Gastroschisis: Vincenzo’s Story

Vincenzo with his parents in the N/IICU

Diagnosed prenatally with the abdominal wall defect gastroschisis, Vincenzo’s family traveled to CHOP for delivery and expert surgical repair. See how he's doing 10 years later.