When Bubba was born with serious health issues, his family turned to CHOP for life-saving treatment from Jeune syndrome and thoracic insufficiency syndrome.
When Kellyann was 14, she had an intense growth spurt, growing four inches taller. As a result, her scoliosis progressed suddenly to a 65-degree curve in her spine.
When concussion foiled Nolan’s hockey aspirations, he re-focused on baseball and is now living his dream in the Major Leagues.
After receiving a prenatal diagnosis of CDH, Laura and Nick turned to the expertise of CHOP’s fetal team.
A diagnosis of heart failure stunned Makai and his family. After a heart transplant and many dire health emergencies, he’s back to being an energetic teen.
Paisley’s foot and spine deformities were identified early, allowing CHOP clinicians to use braces and casts to fix her condition, instead of surgical correction.
Valerie, now 20 and pursuing a career in video game design, has been followed by CHOP’s Spina Bifida Program for most of her life.