CHOP Patient Stories: Peyton

We're helping kids like Peyton through the 2019 WOGL Loves Our Kids Radiothon at CHOP

November 22, 2019
We're helping kids like Peyton through the 2019 WOGL Loves Our Kids Radiothon at CHOP

Adorable baby Peyton was born with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, known as SMA. It's a rare and complex condition where affected children have extremely weak muscle tone at birth. Their respiratory muscles are also weak and they often do not survive past infancy due to respiratory failure.

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Peyton has the most severe form of the condition which includes some congenital heart defects yet she continues to defy expectations reaching milestones like developing the ability to suck and vocalize past her trach. And then there's her bright, beautiful smile.

Peyton’s mom, Danielle, says the Child Life family in the NICU became like a second family and helped to create memories from day one like foot prints on the holidays and arts and crafts with Peyton's siblings.

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