Foundation Stories

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Kidney Transplant: Dede’s Story


Born with nephrotic syndrome, Dede was sick her entire life. After years trying to manage the disease, Dede’s doctors recommended she receive a kidney transplant.

Atrial Septal Defects: Matthew’s Story


Matthew was diagnosed with several atrial septal defects during the first weeks of life and received expert care at CHOP's Cardiac Center, including open heart surgery.

Coronary Artery Anomaly: Quinn's Story


Quinn was diagnosed with a type of coronary artery anomaly called anomalous left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) and treated by the Cardiac team at CHOP, giving him a better chance at survival.