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Meet Emily M.

Born: 2000

Diagnosis: Omphalocele, restrictive lung disease, scoliosis, thoracic insufficiency syndrome

Services used: Respiratory, specialized nutrition

Emily M.'s Challenge


Emily was born with an omphalocele and a small thorax. Combined with the curvature of her spine, she didn’t have enough room to breathe or eat.


PHS respiratory therapists provided ventilator and oxygen support, while PHS dietitians managed g-tube feedings and oral supplements.

Emily M.'s Solution


Today, Emily has been weaned off her vent, had her trach removed and can do almost everything other kids do – including eating pizza.

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Emily M.
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“You would never imagine that she has gone through what she has. She is just a normal girl.”

- Janita, Emily's Mom

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