Seattle Children's giving hope to patients with pelvic problems
Source: KING 5 News
If your child had cancer or a congenital heart defect, you'd probably look to family and friends for emotional support. But there's one birth defect parents are reluctant to discuss: pelvic disorders. Seattle Children's has one of the few specialty clinics in the country that treats these disorders. Fixing her pet snail was much easier that fixing Bethany. "She's up to 10 surgeries now," said Richard Church, Bethany's dad.. "She had 9 by the time she was five." "Nobody talks about it, so this is a very socially isolating problem and also very socially devastating for the children," said Dr. Jeffrey Avansino, Seattle Children's.
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