Aerodigestive Center | Patient Stories

Mia Petrelli Aerodigestive PatientMia’s team: Working together to address aspiration
Born prematurely, Mia soon began aspirating, causing liquid to enter her lungs. “It was like she had forgotten how to do what she had started out doing so well,” says her dad. Today, Mia undergoes regular feeding and swallowing therapy at the Aerodigestive Center.


Andrew Aerodigestive PatientAndrew's story: Gold medalist kicks aerodigestive problems
Like many families of chronically sick children, Andrew’s parents and sister often found themselves at the mercy of his asthma and aerodigestive problems. Learn how expert care helped reduce his visits to the ER from three dozen to just one.


Jack Aerodigestive PatientTaking a leap of faith: Jack says goodbye to his G-tube
As they waited for Jack’s appointment, his parents had no indication that July 17, 2018, would be different from any other day. But Dr. Rachel Rosen of the Aerodigestive Center was about to surprise them.


Esme Aerodigestive PatientInvesting in Esme: More than aerodigestive care
As a baby, Esmé aspirated so severely that she went into cardiac and respiratory arrest. Today, this determined little girl still faces complex medical challenges, but her parents say that they've found an ally in Dr. Rachel Rosen.


Aerodigestive center patient, AbigailEnjoying the little things: Aerodigestive care for Abby
“Something seemed very wrong, but her specialists in Vermont just didn’t hear our concerns.” Learn how Abby and her family finally found someone to listen to them — and found life-changing aerodigestive care.


Aerodigestive center patient, JackFinally getting answers about Jack's reflux
When Katie’s younger child, Jack, was screaming and spitting up almost as soon as he was born, she began to doubt her mother’s intuition. “After a while, you start to feel a little crazy,” she says. “I began to wonder if this was normal — or if it was just me.” The family felt frustrated at the lack of answers, until they made an appointment with the Aerodigestive Center.