Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome Patient Stories
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At Chelsea’s 6-month check-up, when her mother, Laura, voiced her concerns, their local pediatrician agreed something was amiss and sent her for an immediate abdominal ultrasound. It came back negative for kidney or liver tumors, the two most frequent tumors found in children with BWSp. “That was a big relief,” says Chelsea’s mother, Laura. “But we still didn’t have a diagnosis.”
Cooper traveled from Rhode Island to CHOP for treatment of Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome and hyperinsulinism. Now 2 1/2 years old, he is happy, active and intellectually on target.
Jaylene was born with Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome and hypoglycemia. She was treated at the Congenital Hyperinsulinism Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Leila was diagnosed with Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome and hyperinsulinism. She was referred to the Congenital Hyperinsulinism Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.