Esophageal Atresia Treatment Program Patient Stories

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Bridging The Gap

Five weeks before his due date, Elliot Cleckler was diagnosed with esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF), an abnormal connection between the esophagus and stomach that can interfere with everything from swallowing to eating. After much research Elliot's parents brought him to Boston Children's, the only hospital in the world providing a new and innovative treatment that could cure Elliot for good. 

   

Read their full story here.

Teaming Up for TEF

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Like Lewis and Clark, or Holmes and Watson, Russell Jennings, MD, and Lori McGahan are an amazing team. Working together as doctor and parent advocate, Jennings and McGahan have done tremendous work raising awareness and funds for esophageal atresia/tracheo-esophageal fistula (EA/TEF). Their pairing has improved patient awareness of EA/TEF worldwide, and helped Dr. Jennings better understand the patient experience.

Read about their collaboration.

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