Pediatric Transplant Center Patient Stories

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Lung Transplant: Leah’s Story

Leah

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

Jacob posing and flexing his muscle

Despite Jacob’s weakened condition, CHOP successfully performed a lung transplant that other programs thought he wouldn’t survive.

Heart Transplant: Makai’s Story

Makai talking on the phone

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.

Liver Transplant: Josie’s Story

Josie holding her pet chicken

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.

Heart Transplant: Tenlee's Story

family portrait on bed

Tenlee was 3 days old when her family learned reconstructive surgery wouldn't be enough to save her life — she needed a new heart.

Dilated Cardiomyopathy: Cherish’s Story

adolescent female cardiac patient

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.


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