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.
When doctors suggested amputating Thaxton’s non-functioning thumb, his family sought alternative treatments – and hope – at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Sean and his family trusted CHOP Orthopaedics to perform spine surgery to correct Sean’s worsening scoliosis in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
When Henry was prenatally diagnosed with spina bifida in the middle of the pandemic, his parents turned to CHOP’s fetal surgery team for help and hope.