A child’s illness turns a family’s world upside down in an instant. At Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), we partner with families to treat children and provide families with exactly what they need, at each moment in their journey. That includes the most advanced treatments, the world’s top pediatric experts, support programs for children and families, and spaces that heal and inspire.
With your help, we will raise $350 million for patient- and family-centered care to give every child and family the breakthrough experience they deserve: the best facilities, the most innovative treatments, and comprehensive support programs like art, music and pet therapy, which are not covered by insurance.
Your support through this campaign will fuel CHOP's efforts to deliver an unparalleled patient-family experience.
A Breakthrough Family Story
Benjamin’s all-day evaluations led to long stays in the Hospital. Thanks to the Patient and Family Services team at CHOP, his days were more manageable.
From the moment he was born, Benjamin suffered severe symptoms. He couldn’t tolerate breast milk and most infant formula, so he struggled to gain weight. His cry — which was more like a scream — was evidence that he was in excruciating pain. His parents took him to doctor after doctor, but no one could pinpoint the problem. After months of anguish, his parents sought care at CHOP and finally got a diagnosis: food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome (FPIES), a rare food allergy. CHOP is one of the only hospitals in the country with a specialized clinic for FPIES.
Care involved all-day evaluations to determine which foods were triggering Benjamin’s symptoms. During those long stays at the Hospital, the Patient and Family Services team at CHOP would keep Benjamin entertained with fun activities. “If it wasn’t for them, he probably wouldn’t have made it the whole day,” says Benjamin’s mom, Danielle. “They made sure he had whatever he wanted.”
With the removal of Benjamin’s trigger foods, his symptoms have subsided. He is now happy, free of pain, gaining weight and thriving. Your support will help CHOP continue to transform how families experience care.
Every dollar counts. You can help.
We are more than 86 percent of the way to our goal of $350 million to advance the patient-family experience at CHOP. By donating to specific clinical areas, care programs, support services or facilities, you will ensure that CHOP can deliver a breakthrough care experience every time, for every patient and every family.Donate Now