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.
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.
Diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy as an infant, Julia was 13 when she had a heart attack at school. She received a life-saving heart transplant at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Lachlan travelled from Australia to the Congenital Hyperinsulinism Center at Children's Hospital for treatment of his congenital hyperinsulinism.
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.
Abby was diagnosed with double inlet left ventricle, a severe heart defect, and underwent several surgeries at CHOP's Cardiac Center.
Two families with children diagnosed with HLHS find support and friendship through their shared experiences at CHOP's Cardiac Center.
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.
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.