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Andrea describes her experience delivering her son Caleb in CHOP’s Garbose Family Special Delivery Unit (SDU) after he was diagnosed in utero with a rare congenital heart defect.
I delivered my son Caleb in the SDU on July 23, 2010. He has hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), a rare congenital heart defect, and has had two staged reconstruction heart operations, the Norwood and Glenn, at CHOP.
Andrea and Joe with their son Caleb, who was born in the Special Delivery Unit.
The SDU was amazing! They truly made the best out of a situation that had an unknown outcome.
They gave us hope and kept us positive. The doctors, midwives and nurses are absolutely top notch and I brag about them every chance I get.
Thank you so much for all you do!
By Andrea, April 2012
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