Patient Stories

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Spina Bifida: Caoimhghin's Story


Caoimhghin was diagnosed before birth with spina bifida, and was the very first baby delivered in the Garbose Family Special Delivery Unit at CHOP.

Stuttering: Calvin's Story


When Calvin didn't grow out of his stuttering after years of speech therapy, his parents sought specialized care from the Stuttering Program at CHOP.

UPJ Obstruction and Kidney Stones: Will's Story


Born with a dilated kidney, Will was later diagnosed with ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJ). His parents took him to CHOP for robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery and later treatment for kidney stones.

Idiopathic Scoliosis: Gina's Story


A back brace kept Gina's idiopathic scoliosis in check for years until a growth spurt at age 15. That's when her family sought surgical help from spine experts at CHOP.