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Patient Success Stories

Read the amazing success stories of past patients of Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

August patient of the month: Tonaly

At just 17 years old, Tonaly was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, a condition that kept her in the hospital for almost three months. Thanks to the treatment she received at Nicklaus Children’s, Tonaly no longer experiences the strong pains she once did, and with the help of Lisa, she developed the strength to face her condition head-on. Read this story.

Amelia's Success Story

Amelia was born with gastroschisis in April of 2005. She was born almost six weeks early, with a very large hernia involving most of her intestines, her stomach and both ovaries. She was taken into surgery the day she was born to repair the gastroschisis and to have a central line put in. A few weeks later she became very ill, and was no longer tolerating the small oral feeds she was receiving. Tests showed she had a perforation in her bowel and was transferred to Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital, via Life Flight for emergency surgery. Read this story.

Do you have a patient success story? If so please submit your story on our success story submission page.


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