CHOP Patient Stories: Porter

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

November 15, 2019

The Thompson Family was alerted early in the pregnancy that Porter could have Down syndrome.

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Once genetic testing confirmed his diagnosis, his parents didn’t know where to turn. They were determined to see the pregnancy through and make Porter a part of their family.

A small pamphlet on CHOP’s Trisomy 21 program was the opening they needed to find a team of specialists to help Porter grow and thrive while managing the challenges Down syndrome presents.

Porter loves first grade and is the most social student at school. He's reading at grade level and is working hard to grow and learn, fully included with his typical peers.


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