Metabolic Disease Patient Stories

At Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, our greatest reward comes when we restore children to the lives they were meant to be living. Here, we share some of their triumphs.

Read the stories of some kids — maybe just like you or your child — who overcame metabolic disease.

Puerto Rico native Naldyshka suffered from Crigler-Najjar syndrome and received a liver transplant from her father. Learn more about her experience at UPMC.
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Saleh suffered from propionic acidemia, a metabolic disorder. He traveled from Qatar to Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh to receive a living-donor liver transplant procedure.
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Leah suffered from Maple Syrup Urine Disease. Read about her experience at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.
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Kennedy suffered from AdoHcy deficiency. She received a living-donor liver transplant from a family friend. Read more about her experience at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.
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Jakob suffered from maple syrup urine disease. Read about his liver transplant procedure and experience at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.
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Learn more about Laurence Reiff and his treatment for Maple Syrup Urine Disease at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.
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