Foundation Stories

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Asthma Education: Bill and Jeanne Wurster's Story

Thanks to a generous $1 million commitment from Bill and Jeanne Wurster, dozens of parents and children gather daily in the Bill and Jeanne Wurster Asthma Education Room to learn about asthma and what they can do to help control it. 

GI Motility: Irma and Norman Braman's Story

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A $5 million gift from Irma and Norman Braman helped create the Suzi and Scott Lustgarten Center for GI Motility, a new center at CHOP to treat gastrointestinal motility disorders.

Heterotaxy Syndrome: Laila's Story

Laila Kramer was 8 years old when her family learned she was born with heterotaxy syndrome, a rare birth defect where many of her internal organs are reversed from their normal positions. When she contracted a serious liver infection, she got help from CHOP experts.

Sickle Cell Disease: Naomi's Story

Diagnosed with sickle cell disease before she was even born, Naomi is thriving today thanks to the care and support from her team at CHOP's Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center.

Congenital Hyperinsulinism: Charlotte's Story


Charlotte's family came from California searching for answers about her persistently low blood sugar levels. They found answers and support at CHOP's Congenital Hyperinsulinism Center.

Hirschsprung's Disease: Khloe's Story


Khloe was just 2 days old when doctors noticed she was having digestive problems. She was transferred to CHOP where doctors discovered she had Hirschsprung’s disease.

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.