When Addy and Lily Altobelli were born in CHOP’s Garbose Family Special Delivery Unit, they needed highly specialized care because they were conjoined – their bodies were connected at the chest wall, diaphragm and liver. After spending almost a year in intensive care at CHOP, they were separated during a 10-hour surgery – and today, they’re thriving. Their parents, Dom and Maggie, join Madeline to share their daughters’ incredible story.
Incredible stories like Addy and Lily’s would not be possible without continued advancement by dedicated researchers and clinicians at CHOP and generous philanthropic support from partners like you.
Madeline Bell, CEO of the renowned Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, takes you behind the scenes to meet the brilliant minds who are making – and supporting – incredible breakthroughs in pediatric medicine.
This Breaking Through episode was originally released on May 24, 2022.
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