Historias de Pacientes Exitosos

Read inspiring stories of hope from patients and families treated at Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

Harper's Success Story

When Harper was diagnosed with Beckwith Wiedemann Syndrome shortly after birth, her family knew they wanted the best team possible for her tongue reduction surgery. Harper now leads a limitless life thanks to Dr. Chad Perlyn, an expert in treating macroglossia, and the Craniofacial Center at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. Read this story.

A happy surgical outcome for family of infant with Beckwith Wiedemann Syndrome

Alyssa Caulley talks about her experiences at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, where she decided to have her daughter's surgery for Beckwith Wiedemann Syndrome (BWS). Read this story.

Boy with Rare, Genetic Syndrome Returns Home to Trinidad After Complex Craniofacial Surgery

A team of surgeons from Nicklaus Children’s Hospital’s Craniofacial Center performed a complex reconstructive surgery on a seven year-old child that will improve his vision and ability to eat, as well as his appearance and overall quality of life. Read this story.

A Healthy Life Ahead for Elias

The family shared video clips of the quirky movements with Elias' pediatrician. The doctor immediately sent them to the nearest emergency room, where they ran a number of tests. They soon learned Elias was suffering from seizures due to cortical dysplasia, a congenital malformation in the brain which can lead to pediatric epilepsy conditions. Read this story.

Young Girl Born with Birthmark on Her Lip has Surgery that Will Change Her Life

Just a few weeks after Brianna was born, her mother noticed a red growth on her daughter’s upper lip.  Her pediatrician referred the family to specialists who diagnosed the growth as an Infantile Hemangioma. On December 7th, Dr. Chad Perlyn of Nickalus Children's Hospital, removed the hemangioma. Read this story.

Jose's SUPER Experience

From the very moment the Genes family arrived at Nicklaus Children’s for treatment until Jose Jr. was cleared to return home, Genes says the hospital made the experience for his son and family a positive one.   Read this story.

Ruby’s Journey to Cancer Free

Ruby began complaining of what she thought was a tummy ache. After two or three days with no improvement, her father made an appointment with a gastroenterologist at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, who discovered a mass in the child’s abdomen—it was cancer. Read this story.

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

5-year-old Mauricio and his parents were transferred from Puerto Rico to Nicklaus Children's Hospital to treat a rare congenital condition as well as a gallbladder removal 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.

La historia de Alexandra (apendicitis)

Alexandra la llevaron de urgencia al Nicklaus Children's Hospital, anteriormente Miami Children's Hospital, y la misma noche le sacaron el apéndice. El médico le dijo que si hubiera dejado pasar más tiempo, hubiera muerto. Read this story.

Reese's Success Story

After Reese’s birth in 2006, a prominent, bright red spot (hemangioma) appeared on her face, and around her eye. Reese began to receive monthly laser treatments to limit the growth and lighten or remove the large, prominent red vascular birthmark from her face. Read this story.

Las historia de Alexa (cirugía pediátrica)

Los enfermeros John y Paul, especializados en el cuidado de pacientes con traumatismos, trataron a Alexa. Después de varias pruebas y radiografías, los médicos determinaron que además de las lesiones faciales, Alexa tenía el cuello roto, un desgarro en el bazo, una costilla rota, un pulmón perforado, un corte en el hígado y la cadera fracturada. Alexa estuvo al cuidado de un equipo de expertos en salud del Nicklaus Children's Hospital, anteriormente Miami Children's Hospital,quienes operaron a Alexa para volver a alinear los huesos de su rostro. Read this story.

Jason's Success Story

Cuando Jason Pivowar llegó al Nicklaus Children's Hospital, anteriormente Miami Children's Hospital, en octubre de 2005, había pasado por mucho, incluidas cuatro hospitalizaciones en total desde una supuesta cirugía habitual en un hospital de la zona de Palm Beach en julio. Después de la cirugía para corregir su tórax en embudo (el pecho hundido), Jason sufrió numerosas complicaciones, entre ellas, una infección en las paredes internas del corazón, cálculos renales causados por los medicamentos, problemas con la barra correctiva colocada mediante una cirugía en el pecho para elevar el esternón invertido y, finalmente, una atelectasia pulmonar. 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.

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