Colorectal and Pelvic Malformation Center | Patient Stories

Colorectal Center patient, Peyton'Finally in the right place': Peyton's journey to Boston
“Our daughter was finally in the right place after months of research, countless phone calls and emails and an empty feeling that we were getting nowhere,” says Peyton’s mom. “The uneasy concern of who could help our daughter was taken away almost immediately when we met with Dr. Dickie.” Learn more about Peyton’s care for an anorectal malformation.

 

Colorectal patient, BrysonBryson's story: Getting support for an anorectal malformation
It came as a shock when, after a healthy pregnancy and delivery, Bryson was almost immediately transported to his local neonatal intensive care unit. As his mom rode there in another ambulance, she turned to her cell phone. “I didn’t even know the medical name for his condition at the time,” she remembers. When she learned he had an anorectal malformation, she pushed to get him to Boston.

 

Faysal Colorectal PatientFocused on Faysal: From Saudi Arabia to Boston for reconnection surgery
In 2016, Faysal was visiting Massachusetts from Saudi Arabia when he got sick. What started as a stomachache soon worsened until the 12-year-old collapsed with severe abdominal pain. He and his father spent much of the next year away from home, seeking answers. 

 

Reagan Colorectal PatientBouncing back from a colorectal malformation: Reagan's Story
It's been challenging for Reagan's parents to explain to family and friends what a perineal fistula is and what treatment of this sensitive issue involves. "It's a really weird surgery to have to explain," her mom admits. "We initially weren't going to tell a lot of people." Then they found inspiration and hope from a surprising source. 

 

Savanna colorectal patientCarrying Savanna through her journey with cloacal malformation
Savanna is a rambunctious toddler who loves to ride around in her princess car, go to the beach and attend toddler tumbling class. What you don't know is she was born with a covered cloacal malformation. Learn how Dr. Belinda Dickie and the colorectal team got Savanna back on track towards a bright future.