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A diagnosis of heart failure stunned Makai and his family. After a heart transplant and many dire health emergencies, he’s back to being an energetic teen.
As a baby, Josie received a liver transplant. This began a 10-year journey that included bonding with her donor’s family and a generous gift to help future transplant patients.
As COVID-19 swept through Philadelphia, Briana’s biliary atresia worsened. She needed a liver transplant. CHOP safely performed the surgery. Now Briana’s future is bright.
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.