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Overcoming Obstacles with Expert Care and Collaboration from LG Health and CHOP

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If he thanked everyone at LG Health and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia who helped him get well, Michael Welsh says he would “have to be there two days.”

Dealing with Crohn’s disease at age 4, followed by autoimmune encephalitis, Michael faced more challenges than most people do in a lifetime.

Note: Following the creation of this video, ongoing research at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia revealed Michael lacks the ITK gene—important for immune health. Only four other people worldwide have been identified with this condition. In September 2017, Michael underwent a successful bone marrow transplant that will allow him to be disease-free and live a full, active life.

 

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The LG Health Hub features breaking medical news and straightforward advice to help individuals of all ages make healthy choices and reach their wellness goals. The blog puts articles by trusted Lancaster General Health clinical experts, good 'n healthy recipes, videos, patient stories, and health risk assessments at your fingertips.

 

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