Lung Transplant Program Patient Stories
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Double Lung Transplant: Marcellius’s Story
As a toddler with lung disease, Marcellius was given five years to live. A double lung transplant at CHOP saved him, and he’s now a young adult.
Lung Transplant: Leah’s Story
Born with a rare lung disorder, Leah is one of the youngest patients to go from a heart-lung bypass machine to successful lung transplant.
Lung Transplant: Jacob’s Story
Despite Jacob’s weakened condition, CHOP successfully performed a lung transplant that other programs thought he wouldn’t survive.
Lung Transplant: Jen's Story
Thanks to a lung transplant at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Jen is an energetic 16-year-old looking ahead to a bright future.
Heart and Lung Transplant: Riley’s Story
As one of a handful of children in the world who have had a heart and double lung transplant, Riley's journey to recovery is remarkable.
Interstitial Lung Disease and Lung Transplant: Sofia and Stefani’s Story
Twins, Sofia and Stefani, both received lung transplants at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and are enjoying the return of their health and energy.
Alveolar Capillary Dysplasia and Lung Transplant: Luca’s Story
Luca had to receive a lung transplant at just 5 months old to save his life. Now, he’s a thriving baby thanks to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.