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DICER1 Syndrome: Ellie’s Story

Ellie at a window

With a genetic disorder that increases her risk of developing tumors, Ellie is seen regularly at the Cancer Predisposition Program.

Siena’s Story: Fetal Surgery for Myelomeningocele


A life-altering experience — and life-changing care — at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Richard D. Wood Jr. Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment inspired Siena’s family to ease the burden for others.

Following Her Heart: Marissa's Story

Following Her Heart: Marissa's Story

Marissa was born with congenital heart defects. Now, she’s an Adult Congenital Heart Center patient and a CHOP Cardiac Care nurse, helping kids like herself.