CHOP Patient Stories: Hope

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November 12, 2019

An ultrasound revealed that Hope was not developing typically in uteuro. Her parents, Mary and Craig, discovered that she had a form of skeletal dysplasia and was not expected to survive more than a few hours after birth. 

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Craig & Mary spent the next few months of their pregnancy celebrating the time that they had with Hope. A CHOP psychologist and the Child Life Services Unit helped mom and dad prepare, plan ways to remember Hope and explain what was happening to their nieces and nephews. Hope is an extremely strong girl and she did survive. After spending a month in CHOP’s NICU, she went home.

She is now a beautiful, sassy and independent four-year-old who is thriving.  She loves dance class, swimming and school.


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