Ellie's Story

November 19, 2018

Finding out that her baby had a congenital defect in utero was devastating. A doctor advised the baby would never survive the pregnancy or do well if she did. But then the family found CHOP.

Children’s Hospital has treated Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia more than any other hospital. They offered mom help and hope to deliver her baby, Ellie. Mom moved to CHOP for eight months and had fetal surgery to correct the hernia and to stay in the Special Delivery Unit.

They finally had the baby shower they had been waiting for after waiting to make sure Ellie was okay. Mom and dad call her a miracle baby.