Vocal Cord Paralysis Patient Stories

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Tracheostomy and Decannulation: Steven’s Story


Steven came in to the world facing more challenges than most people face in a lifetime, but after 35 medical procedures and 12 major surgeries by CHOP specialists, the 12-year-old is thriving.

Bilateral Vocal Cord Paralysis: Lailani's Story


Diagnosed with bilateral vocal cord paralysis as a baby, Lailani was unable to breathe on her own until age nine. That's when her sought treatment at CHOP’s Center for Pediatric Airway Disorders.