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Tenlee was 3 days old when her family learned reconstructive surgery wouldn't be enough to save her life — she needed a new heart.
When seemingly healthy Angy-Mike was diagnosed with cardiac disease, his family was shocked. A new heart got this high school wrestler back on the mat.
As an infant, Owen needed three open-heart surgeries. As a teen, he needed a new kidney — which his mother donated.
Cherish’s rare and extremely serious heart condition went undiagnosed for years. CHOP experts gave Cherish and her family, at first, hope, and then a new heart.
Born with a backward heart on the wrong side of his chest, Matthew received a heart transplant and is now thriving.
When he was 14, Budd was close to death because of acute liver failure. A liver transplant at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia saved his life.
Gideon received a kidney transplant at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, with his father as a donor. Today, he is an active 3-year-old.
Siblings Yusuf and Khadija were both diagnosed with MMA, a life-threatening genetic disease. Successful transplants have improved their quality of life.
Haley had a life-saving liver transplant when she was 4. Now 15, she’s an active teenager who players lacrosse and enjoys cheerleading.
When Marina was 8, her family moved from Egypt to the U.S. to get the best care for her kidney condition. Today, Marina is in college.