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Patient Success Stories

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

Chase's Success Story

Chase, is the epitome of a high school student athlete. Despite his many accomplishments, he developed a medical condition as a pre-teen called pectus excavatum (also known as sunken chest) that was leaving him winded, especially when swimming and running long distances. Read this story.

Mauricio's Success Story

Last year 5-year-old Mauricio and his parents were transferred from Puerto Rico to NCH and spent about 20 days in the hospital. Doctors did several procedures, including a gallbladder removal. Also they discovered that Mauricio had a rare congenital condition. Mauricio and his parents came back to NCH to treat this condition and he had a successful surgery.  Read this story.

Avery's Success Story

While in Miami for Spring Break Avery became ill and was later diagnosed with an ovarian torsion. She underwent emergency surgery with Dr. Cathy Burnweit at Nicklaus Children's Hospital. Read this story.

Caitlyn's Success Story

Caitlyn was having sharp pains in the upper left corner of her stomach and side. An ultrasound led to the discovery of a tumor (a lesion) in her spleen. Dr. Malvezzi performed surgery to remove the lesion. Today Caitlyn feels amazing and no longer has pain, thanks to all the amazing doctors at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital! Read this story.

Gabe's Success Story

After 2 weeks of high fevers, numerous blood tests and visits to the pediatrician's office, Gabe looked like a pin cushion full of bruises. In those two weeks he was given two spinal taps, an MRI, and was tested for meningitis, Kawasaki Disease, and even Leukemia. He was admitted and released from several hospitals with fever and his parents were told he could have one of a hundred different viruses. In January of 2008, one day after his first birthday, his parents took him to Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital, where Dr. Cathy Burnweit and her amazing team solved the mystery and saved his life! Read this story.

Jamie, Camila, and Jose's Success Stories

The story of three patients that received treatment at Nicklaus Children's Palm Beach Gardens Outpatient Center: Jamie (scoliosis), Camila (autism), and Jose (pediatric surgery). Read this story.

Melissa's Miracle Story

When Melissa was just a day old, she was diagnosed with a diaphragmatic hernia, a birth defect involving an abnormal opening in the diaphragm that results in abdominal contents moving into the chest cavity. Melissa was transported to NCH for emergency surgery to repair the baby’s diaphragm. Read this story.

Linet's Success Story

Born in August 2006 with an esophagus that was connected to her trachea and without an anus, tiny Linet was transferred to Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital, within hours of her birth. In 2007, with five major reconstructive surgeries behind her, Linet was wowing her doctors and family, eating pureed food on her own and making strides with toilet training at only 18 months of age. Read this story.

Alexandra's Success Story

Alexandra was rushed to Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital, and had her appendix removed. The doctor told her that if she had waited any longer, she could have died. Read this story.

Alexa's Success Story

Alexa was treated by trauma nurses John and Paul, who put Alexa at ease and stayed with her throughout the day. After several tests and Xrays, physicians determined that in addition to her facial injuries, Alexa had a broken neck, a ruptured spleen, broken rib, punctured lung, cut liver and fractured hip. She received care at Nicklaus Children's from a team of healthcare experts who performed surgery on Alexa to realign her facial bones. Read this story.

Shannon's Miracle Story

As soon as she was born, 5-pound, 10-ounce Shannon Walsh was diagnosed with esophageal atresia. Airlifted to Nicklaus Children's Hospital, the pediatric surgeons repaired her esophagus with a new method that would require significanlty less time than traditional procedures. Read this story.

Jason's Success Story

Jason Pivowar had been through a lot – including a total of four hospitalizations since undergoing what was supposed to be routine surgery at a Palm Beach area hospital in July. Following the summer surgery to correct pectus excavatum (a sunken chest), Jason experienced numerous complications, including an infection surrounding the lining of his heart, kidney stones caused by medications, problems with the corrective bar that had been surgically placed in his chest to raise his inverted sternum, and finally, a collapsed lung. 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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