During an 18-week ultrasound, Shelly and Bobby found out that their baby, Luelle, might be born paralyzed. Luelle was diagnosed with spina bifida, a birth defect in which the spinal cord coverings fail to develop properly leaving the nerves in the spine exposed to toxic amniotic fluid. The family was referred to the Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment (CFDT) at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).
At CHOP, Dr. Scott Adzick, founder and Director of the center, and his team discovered that Luelle had a build-up of fluid in her brain, one factor that qualified Luelle for fetal surgery.
Thanks to CHOP, Luelle will continue to grow and have an active, healthy life.
Watch Luelle’s story, featured on Seeking Solutions with Suzanne.