Correcting Spina Bifida Before Birth: Mia’s Story

Published on in CHOP in the Media

August 4, 2011 — Watching Mia Lisa Capuano do cartwheels and dance is a miracle, says her mom. Diagnosed with spina bifida in utero, Mia Lisa was not expected to walk – much less dance.

Today, the New Jersey preteen is excelling in athletics, as well as school, because she received prenatal surgery to correct the spinal defect at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Ivanhoe Broadcast News featured Mia Lisa’s story on dozens of stations across the U.S. Read Mia's story.