The Cheers for CHOP online auction is now open, and here’s some great news: you don’t have to attend the event to bid or win! Some of our amazing items include:

- Week-long stay in the countryside of County Mayo, Ireland for up to 8 people
- Private jet to Penn State vs. University of Michigan at Beaver Stadium
- Luxury Box to New Kids On The Block, Boyz II Men and Paula Abdul concert at...
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"She's reaching milestones we were never sure would happen." Natasha was five months pregnant and getting a routine ultrasound. As a respiratory therapist in our Cardiac Center, her eyes went right to her unborn baby's flickering heart on the screen. She knew right away that something was wrong, and that they'd have a long road ahead of them. Sure enough, baby Caila had the first of many open...
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Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome: Caila's Story | Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Meet Miles. While today he has no memory of being sick, his parents, Shana and Matthew, will never forget. After their local doctors made a misdiagnosis at 26 weeks’ gestation, they turned to CHOP for answers. Our experts from the The Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment at CHOP and Division of Urology diagnosed him with duplex kidney and immediately put a treatment plan into place. Miles...
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Duplex Kidney with Vesicoureteral Reflux: Miles’ Story | Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia native and founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks, Marley Dias, stopped by yesterday to donate more than 60 books to our Reach Out & Read Program. Members of our Cultural Awareness Council (CAC) and Multicultural Professional Network (MPN) also presented her our Rising Star Award for her ongoing work to promote childhood literacy.

As an advocate for diversity, Marley was tired of...
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Last week, our N/IICU launched its “Baby Book Club,” a program to create more opportunities for babies to be read to during their NICU stay. Reading to babies in the NICU is an important way to help them develop and enjoy typical baby routines, as well as a meaningful way for parents to bond with their babies. Through the Baby Book Club, each current and future family will receive a new book...
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Help our Cardiac team continue their life saving work by joining Philly Spin-In, a high-energy, indoor team cycling event on March 5. Your participation will help families and children like Caila. At five months pregnant, Natasha took one look at her ultrasound and, as a respiratory therapist at our Cardiac Center, knew her little girl had hypoplastic left heart syndrome. At only 3 days old,...
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Philly Spin-In - Caila's Story
The latest research from our PolicyLab shows working families are increasingly turning to public health insurance for comprehensive coverage for their kids. Find out more about this trend.

Low-Income Working Families With Employer-Sponsored Insurance Turn to Public Insurance For Their Children | PolicyLab
Emilia Schalick is a bubbly, fun loving, affectionate 5-year-old girl with so much personality she lights up any room. But soon after she was born her mother noticed something wasn’t quite right. Her eyes were sort of wandering a bit and she was having trouble breathing. As Emilia got older she missed some of her developmental milestones. Her diagnosis was unknown until she came to CHOP:...
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Local girl battles rare, debilitating disease
Nearly five years ago, twins Angela and Liam Banks were the 1,000th delivery to take place in our unique Garbose Family Special Delivery Unit (SDU). The SDU is located within The Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment at CHOP and is the world’s first birth facility exclusively for mothers carrying babies with known birth defects. We recently caught up with the Banks family – read how Angela...
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Dance the night away at Cheers For CHOP, a night Philly’s most fun and philanthropic influencers look forward to all year long! On Feb. 25, sip cocktails, bid on fabulous prizes and bring down the house with live entertainment by Biz Markie and White Ford Bronco. This year’s event benefits our Division of Pulmonary Medicine. Reserve your tickets today!

Cheers for CHOP | Feb. 25, 2017
When you purchase tickets to Cheers for CHOP, you'll be helping kids like Aaron, who was given a 50 percent chance of surviving his first night of life and spent his first 15 weeks in our Newborn/Infant Intensive Care Unit. At one point, it seemed like he might need a lung transplant, but thanks to the efforts of his medical team, his health gradually improved, and today he is exceeding...
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Cheers for CHOP
Last week in Princeton, New Jersey, some of our orthopedics experts presented on a range of scoliosis topics including the Natural History, Current Non-Operative Interventions, Recognizing Early Onset Scoliosis, Advances in Recovery Pathways Following Surgery and Safety Practices in Pediatric Spine Surgery. Learn more about CHOP’s Spine Program by visiting: [ Link ]
21 years ago today, Roberto Rodriquez Jr. became the first-ever fetal surgery patient at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)! In 1995, after a routine ultrasound, Felicia Rodriguez and her husband, Roberto, learned they were having a baby boy, but, they also learned that there was something terribly wrong: a large mass was growing in the fetus’ left lung. Determined to do everything...
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In celebration of Black History Month, NBC10 Philadelphia profiled Dr. Beverly Coleman, our Director of Fetal Imaging in The Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment at CHOP and a pioneer in the field of radiology. Watch Dr. Coleman’s story here, told by her very own daughter, NBC10 anchor Erin Coleman!

Black History Month: Pioneering CHOP Radiologist
Mark your calendars! The new and improved Children's Hospital of Philadelphia exhibit at the Please Touch Museum is set to open President's Day weekend. Two days' worth of fun programming will focus on all the ways we keep ourselves healthy, including cooking, exercise and more. Check out the full agenda below!

President’s Day Weekend | Children's Hospital Exhibit Grand Re-opening (2017-02-18)
A huge thanks to our friends at HootaThon, who danced for 12 hours straight this past weekend and raised more than $400,000 for our patients! Read the KYW Newsradio story below for more details on this amazing event.

Temple Students Dance For 12 Hours Straight To Benefit CHOP
Happy Valentine’s Day! Did you know that Feb. 14th is also Congenital Heart Disease Awareness Day? Each year in the U.S., 1 in 120 babies is born with heart disease. Learn more about the The Cardiac Center at CHOP.

Cardiac Center | Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Get your tickets today! Just two weeks until Cheers for CHOP, one of the hottest events of the year. With Biz Markie and White Ford Bronco performing live, the night is sure to be one to remember. Many thanks to our presenting sponsor, The Raymond Family, in memory of Timothy J. Raymond, and our other generous sponsors.

Sponsorships & Tickets | Cheers for CHOP
CHOP’s Limited Visitation Procedures is currently in effect until March 31st!

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is dedicated to ensuring the safety of all patients and families, which includes efforts to minimize the risk of spread of infections. Due to the increase in upper respiratory infections and other serious flu and cold viruses during the winter months, CHOP is asking families to...
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Limited Visitor Procedures Effective Until March 31, 2017 | Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Sleep can do more than help your teen focus on their schoolwork – it can also ward off serious mental health issues like anxiety, depression, and substance abuse. Dr. Dahlsgaard of our Anxiety Behaviors Clinic spoke with about how sleep can help your teen’s state of mind.

Want to prevent teen mental health problems? Let them sleep