Xavier was diagnosed with hypoplastic left heart syndrome before he was born. At CHOP's Cardiac Center, he's undergoing life-saving surgeries to treat this congenital heart defect.
Born prematurely and with substantial hearing loss, Anna received a cochlear implant at CHOP — opening her world to language.
Peyton Laricks underwent successful surgery at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to repair a prenatally diagnosed congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH).
A back brace kept Gina's idiopathic scoliosis in check for years until a growth spurt at age 15. That's when her family sought surgical help from spine experts at CHOP.
At 15, Carly Stephens was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia. She received several rounds of chemotherapy at CHOP and today, she's a happy, healthy college student.
Malcolm was just 11 when he started to feel pain in his hip. A few months later, he was diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma, a rare bone tumor, and began treatment at CHOP.
In December 2006, Shanna was diagnosed with a brain tumor. She tells how the experience profoundly impacted her life, and what she’s learned from her fight.