To 22-year-old Erin, her numerous scars are powerful reminders of all she’s overcome since being diagnosed with congenital heart disease as a baby.
Not much stops Hailee — at least not for long. She’s had three open-heart surgeries and had a pacemaker implanted — all by the age of 5.
Born with congenital heart disease and later developing heart failure, Hudson needed a heart transplant to survive. Today, the 5-year-old is running circles around his parents.
Two years ago, Jackson needed life support when he caught an extremely rare, life-threatening condition. Today, he’s an active teenager who excels at golf.
Lily underwent several surgeries at CHOP’s Cardiac Center to treat her HLHS. Now she’s dancing ballet and contemporary.
Born with a backward heart on the wrong side of his body, Matthew received a heart transplant and is now thriving.
Since having innovative treatment for plastic bronchitis, Matthew, 10, is planning a bright future — he hopes one day to become a doctor.
After four months on a ventricular assist device, 13-year-old Naadir received a heart transplant at CHOP and is recovering well.
Born with a heart defect, Nadia received surgery at CHOP in 2017. She is now an active 3-year-old who loves dancing and playing soccer.
Born with holes in her heart, Siena overcame many challenges during her first year. After treatment at CHOP, she’s back home and reaching new milestones.
Beyah, 2, has come a long way since having lifesaving open heart surgery at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia when she was just a few days old.
Christopher had heart surgery to correct his coarctation of the aorta when he was just 6 months old. Today, he’s enjoying kindergarten.
Finn, 3, loves to run, dance and climb the stairs. Watching the active toddler, you would never guess he was born with serious heart defects.
At 12 years old, Katie has overcome many of her own health-related obstacles and faces more in the years ahead. She has the support of her family and her medical team at CHOP.
When Olivia was just 4 days old, she had open heart surgery to repair her coarctation of the aorta, a congenital heart disease. Today, she’s a happy and active 3-year-old who loves to dance, sing, and play with her brothers.