Hospital Visit Inspires Future Career of CHOP IBD Patient

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After spending almost two months in the hospital receiving treatment for Crohn’s disease, Emily Hontz, a senior in high school at the time, discovered her passion for architecture and engineering. “The layout of the floor seemed just perfect for the laps she needed to do to stay active. The atrium added light, cheer, and interest. The colors added a touch of both fun and calm. There were even places to socialize with other patients, with whom she had struck up friendships.” Read more in this Philadelphia Inquirer story.

Contact: Joey McCool Ryan, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, (267) 258-6735 or