Patient Stories

Each of our international patients has their own compelling story. Here are just a few of them.

Brain Tumor

4-year-old Sultan and his family traveled from the Middle East so he could get the best possible care for his cancer.

Sultan's Story

Guillain-Barré Syndrome

Yousuf was flown from Qatar to CHOP to be treated for a severe form of Guillain-Barré Syndrome.

Yousuf's Story

Holt-Oram Syndrome

Abdulrahman traveled from Saudi Arabia for treatment at CHOP for an extremely rare genetic disorder.

Abdulrahman's Story


Lachlan and his family traveled from Australia for treatment of his hyperinsulinism.

Lachlan’s Story

Lymphatic Leaks

Davis’ lymph system — a major part of the immune system — was leaking fluid into his chest and abdomen at an alarming rate.

Davis' Story

Lymphatic Leaks

Diagnosed with a very rare lymphatic disorder, 20-year-old Marta had to leave her home in Norway to find treatment at CHOP.

Marta's Story

Pituitary Germinoma

11-year-old Stephany traveled from Brazil to receive cutting-edge proton therapy.

Stephany’s Story

Thoracic Insufficiency Syndrome and Early-Onset Scoliosis

Salma traveled from the Middle East to CHOP for life-saving VEPTR treatment.

Salma's Story

Tracheo-esophageal Fistula and Laryngomalacia

Shaika traveled from United Arab Emirates to CHOP for treatment.

Shaika's Story


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International Patient Services is a program within the International Medicine department at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.