Child from Ecuador Treated for Hyperinsulinism at CHOP

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FOX 29 features a segment about a boy from Ecuador who was diagnosed with hyperinsulinism. His family started a campaign to raise money to make the trip to CHOP for treatment.

November 3, 2013 — Matias Velez was diagnosed with hyperinsulinism in his home country of Ecuador. Wanting the best possible treatment for their child, his parents started a social media campaign to raise awareness of his illness, and raise enough money to come to The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

In September, Matias and his family arrived in Philadelphia, and the little boy was treated by endocrinologist Dive De Leon-Crutchlow, MD.