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A Common Cold or Something Worse?

How to tell the difference between a common cold and whooping cough.

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ECMO Survivors: Samantha's Story

Samantha was born via a C-section 12 days after her original due date. Soon after birth, doctors discovered that she had a diaphragmatic hernia.

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Children at Heaven's Door - ECMO Survivors: Tyler's Story

In 1992, Tyler was born and immediately diagnosed with 100% meconium aspiration syndrome. His case was serious enough to need a form of life support called ECMO. 

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ECMO Survivors - Jessica's Story

After Jessica was born with a severe case of meconium aspiration syndrome, she needed to be transferred to Lurie Children's to be put on ECMO. 

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ECMO Survivors - Chelsea's Story

Chelsea was on ECMO for 30 days, which is the longest amount of time anyone is allowed to be on the machine. 

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ECMO Survivors - Drew's Story

When Drew was two months old, he was admitted to Lurie Children’s with respiratory distress and bilateral pleural effusions. ECMO was Drew’s only shot at survival.

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