One night when Ally was seven years old, she was taking a bath when her parents heard a loud noise. After calling up and hearing no response, they ran up and were faced with every parent’s worst nightmare; their daughter was unresponsive and underwater in the tub. Ally’s parents, Bridget and Brad, started CPR immediately and continued until EMS came. Ally was taken to Abington Memorial Hospital and then airlifted to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. At that moment, Bridget and Brad did not know if their little girl would survive.
Now, two years later, Ally has significant brain damage, but continues to fight. She spent four months at CHOP and is seen regularly for her ongoing care. When reflecting on their time spent at CHOP, Brad mentions that little things meant the most like doctors coming in to hug Ally at midnight on December 25th to wish her a Merry Christmas.