Congenital Cystic Adenomatoid Malformation (CCAM): Daniella’s Story

Hear from Karina, who traveled from Long Island, NY, to deliver her daughter Daniella in CHOP’s Garbose Family Special Delivery Unit.

"My daughter Daniella was born in the Garbose Family Special Delivery Unit (SDU) on July 7, 2010, via C-section. She was treated for a large congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation (CCAM).

Everyone from the nurses to the doctors in the SDU were amazing! They all had wonderful bedside manners, and the nurses did an amazing job comforting me when I was feeling down. They helped keep my mind off of what was going on with my daughter — at least for a little while.

If I had to do it all over again, I wouldn't change a thing. I would still have traveled from Long Island, NY, to CHOP for both my daughter and I to be treated.

My daughter was in the Newborn/Infant Intensive Care Unit (N/IICU) for three weeks and I couldn't have been more comfortable with her being there because I knew she was in great hands.

Thank you CHOP for saving my daughter's life! I don't know where I would be without such an amazing hospital.

By Karina, April 2012