Family Travels Thousands of Miles for Life-Saving Surgery at Lurie Children’s

For years, Victoria and Andrew Humphreys of Coraki, Australia, sought answers, a proper diagnosis and care for their daughter Paige. Their quest led them around the world to Lurie Children’s. At four years old, Paige, now 10, was diagnosed with … Read More

Patient with Congenital Hypoventilation Syndrome Implanted with Phrenic Nerve-Diaphragm Pacer

Diana is six years old. She’s bright, active and outgoing. She’s similar to just about any other six year old, except for one thing – she can’t breathe adequately on her own. Diana has congenital central hypoventilation syndrome (CCHS), a rare … Read More

Breathing Easier Thanks to Lurie Children’s Aerodigestive Program

Born with her vocal cords fused together and subglottic stenosis (narrowing of the area of the windpipe just below the vocal folds), Madison, 1 year old, has been under the care of Lurie Children’s Division of Otolaryngology (ENT) since birth. … Read More

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