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ECMO Survivors: Baby Eleanor's Story

Baby Eleanor was born with a diaphragmatic hernia that required surgery as one-week old. ECMO helped her survive and recover from her operation.

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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 - Madeline's Story

Read about Madeline's journey with ECMO as a newborn.

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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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Offering Hope and Support to Other Transgender Kids

Daniel writes about growing up transgender and the PBS documentary Growing Up Trans. 

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