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Beta Thalassemia | Zayed’s Story

Zayed, a young boy from the United Arab Emirates, was diagnosed with a blood disorder known as beta thalassemia when he was just an infant. The family’s search for care led them to Johns Hopkins, where Zayed received a successful blood stem cell transplant.

 

Lymphoma | Mr. Yan’s Story

After being diagnosed with lymphoma, Mr. Yan, a teenager from China, was distraught. Thanks to a successful treatment plan and compassion from his care team at Johns Hopkins, Mr. Yan is now cancer free and pursing his dreams.

 

Baby Alicia’s Journey from Kenya

Alicia was diagnosed with biliary atresia at three weeks old. Her family flew from Nairobi to Baltimore to get Alicia additional care and ultimately a liver transplant at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.

 

Cochlear Implant | Mateo's Story

After learning that their baby boy would never hear, Stéphane and Karla traveled from Mexico to The Johns Hopkins Hospital in the United States for a second opinion. It was there that audiologist Dawn Marsiglia worked with the family to outfit their son with a cochlear implant that helped restore his hearing.

 

International Patient Services | Johns Hopkins Medicine

Kendall Harvey, a middle school art teacher, shares how his international care coordinator helped guide him through his travel to The Johns Hopkins Hospital for heart surgery. The video tells the story of how our care team members — more than 100 care experts from 30 countries — serve as patient guides to Johns Hopkins’ leading-edge medicine.

 

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome | Mohammad's Story

Mohammad’s life was like that of any other active young man living in Lebanon—until doctors discovered that he had three blood clots in his arm. His local doctors told him that he would have to live with the condition. He found Dr. Ying Wei Lum, a vascular surgeon at Johns Hopkins Medicine who diagnosed him with Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. Dr. Lum had successfully treated many others with the same condition. After treatment at Johns Hopkins, Mohammad returned home and is now living a normal life.

 

Renewing Our Vows | The Eves' Story

After suffering an aortic dissection, Wendell Eve was taken from Bermuda to The Johns Hopkins Hospital for treatment. After being successfully treated, Wendell and his wife, Rose, renewed their vows in celebration of their 25th anniversary.

 

Minimally Invasive Surgery | Eduardo’s Story

Advancements in minimally invasive surgery at Johns Hopkins Medicine brought Eduardo Estima and his family from Brazil to Baltimore to treat his kidney tumor. Dr. Mohamad E. Allaf, director of Minimally Invasive and Robotic Urologic Surgery at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, helped Eduardo recover in record time.

 

Spinal Tumor | Adam Ali's Story

At only 10 years old, Adam Ali had gone through more surgeries than many adults ever will. His father scoured the Internet for better options—a surgery that wouldn’t just eradicate Adam’s spinal tumor, but held the greatest promise for full recovery.

 
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