Radiothon

#WOGLradiothon: A Victory for CHOP, because of YOU

The #WOGLradiothon was a smashing success, and we owe it all to YOU!
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Zoe’s Story

While in the Cardiac Care Unit for observation, a medical resident at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia noticed that Zoe was not doing well in the middle of the night. Keeping Zoe and her parents a priority, the resident explained that something was wrong and that he had to push the button for...
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Zamiyha’s Story

Zamiyha beat cancer as a child. She recalls the worry on her mother’s face and going in and out of the hospital. Zamiyha was home-schooled to avoid germs that could threaten her compromised immune system. It was a tough time for a kid. When Zamiyha was 19, a blood test showed an abnormality...
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Weston’s Story

Julie’s son Weston was three-years-old when they first brought him to CHOP. He was born with a congenital heart defect. Weston’s case was one unlike anything the CHOP doctors had seen before, but they told Julie that they were going to try their hardest to find the answers and give him the best...
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Vivian’s Story

When Vivian was born at 29 weeks into her mom’s pregnancy, doctors didn’t think that she would make it through the night. To everyone’s surprise, she survived. After her birth, she was diagnosed with a number of complex medical conditions. Among them, doctors identified a malformation in her...
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Tyler’s Story

At only three days old, Tyler had his first open heart surgery after he was diagnosed with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, a complex congenital heart defect. By the time he was 14 months old, he had a second open heart surgery. After his 3rd open heart surgery, his family received devastating news...
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Shawn’s Story

When Shawn was 6 years old he became very sick. His mom and his doctors didn’t know what was causing his illness. Shawn had a total of 13 stays at the hospital that lasted anywhere from 1 to 29 nights long before he was finally diagnosed with Disseminated PNET Cancer, a type of brain cancer. […]
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Nathan’s Story

Nineteen-year-old Nathan was a three-sport athlete in high school when he decided to participate in the blood drive. During the drive, his blood pressure reading was alarmingly high. An MRI revealed that Nathan had a serious, congenital heart defect. A major coronary artery was directed to the...
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Mary Cate’s Story

At her 20 week ultrasound, Michele, Mary Cate’s mother, learned that Mary Cate had Spina Bifida, a neural tube defect that occurs when the bones of the spine do not form properly around the baby’s spinal cord. Immediately, she came to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Just four weeks later,...
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