The Children’s Fund provides essential resources that allows Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to act quickly to seize new opportunities and meet unexpected needs as they arise. A researcher with a discovery that deserves to be fast-tracked, a new piece of equipment that can revolutionize patient care or research, an idea for a new patient service, or the chance to hire a leading expert to build on our existing expertise — to name a few.
Your support through The Children’s Fund will provide essential resources, allowing CHOP to quickly respond to new opportunities and unexpected needs. Here are some recent examples of projects supported by The Children’s Fund.
A donation to The Children’s Fund is one of the most powerful ways you can make an impact at CHOP. It gives the Hospital the flexibility to act when extraordinary opportunities arise — or pressing needs surface.
Support for Families
Chiquita and Adonis were terrified when they learned their unborn daughter Emoni had a tumor growing from her tailbone. The couple from Macon, GA, were referred to CHOP’s Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment (CFDT) where national experts in fetal medicine have unparalleled experience treating babies with birth defects and their expectant mothers. The CFDT also has a wealth of support services for expectant parents.
Chiquita and Adonis made full use of those support services during their multiple visits to CHOP. After confirming the baby’s diagnosis of sacrococcygeal teratoma, clinicians made a plan for treatment after birth, and continued monitoring mom and baby for the remainder of the pregnancy. Chiquita gave birth to Emoni in the Hospital’s Garbose Family Special Delivery Unit, a dedicated unit for mothers carrying babies with known birth defects.
The CFDT’s dedicated social worker and the social work team at CHOP found ways to ease the family’s financial and emotional burden brought on by multiple trips to CHOP and to make their long stay more comfortable. “We were referred to CHOP for a reason,” Adonis says. “I had faith everything would be OK, and with their help, it was just that."