Kira was 19 weeks pregnant when she and her husband Ken learned that their son, Ciarlo, had spina bifida. Their doctor sent them to The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where Ciarlo had surgery to repair the hole in his spine the day after he was born in the Hospital’s Special Delivery Unit.
Today, Ciarlo is an intelligent, friendly preschooler who continues to be followed by CHOP’s Spina Bifida Program, where a multidisciplinary team of specialists works together to provide the care he needs. Read more about Ciarlo's journey.
Kira walked through the doors of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia when she was 19 weeks pregnant with Ciarlo. Look at him now.
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