Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Toomey isn’t pushing for a particular new policy but says he’s been told that the current lower age limit of 12 for adult lung transplants is arbitrary.
Tom Mallery and Kate Koehn gave birth to a brain-damaged daughter who died at 11 months. Now they collect medical supplies for redistribution to families in need.
A second child at a Philadelphia hospital is asking a federal judge to order that he be put on the adult waiting list for a donated lung.
Relatives of a 10-year-old girl who they say has been denied a life-saving lung transplant because of her age are appealing to the public in hopes of finding a donor to save their child.
Three children were injured during a house fire in Southwest Philadelphia early Saturday morning.
A mother jumps down to rescue her baby after the child’s stroller falls onto train tracks Wednesday afternoon.
No one incident prompted the change, says a CHOP spokeswoman, although she says it’s been a trend especially among children’s hospitals.
On Friday, the Pro Gymnastic Challenge takes place at Lehigh University. On Monday afternoon, some of those elite athletes visited Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
The blaze broke out around 12:45 p.m. Sunday along the 100 block of East Marshall Street in Norristown. Firefighters arrived on scene at short time later and found two toddlers inside a first floor bedroom in the rear of the apartment. They say the children were home alone.
“To meet a recipient is huge — it is surreal,” notes Linda Moyer (left), the donor’s mother. “It has continued our healing, and we’ve become friends. We’ve come to understand through faith that this is a plan.”
According to a statement read in court, the alleged killer of a Children’s Hospital pediatrician says she pleaded for her life as he strangled her inside her Center City home in January.
Cindy Burdick admitted assaulting the four-month-old boy in her care last year; he suffered a near-fatal brain injury.
It’s called the GSK “Hope For Families” Fund, and it was started in 2008.
Her 4,000-mile trip from her home country was just the begining of her journey.
Former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, who inflamed conservative Americans at the very beginning of the AIDS epidemic, passed away in New Hampshire on Monday morning at age 96.