My Doernbecher Story

Nakia's Story - Doernbecher Children's Hospital

Nakia's Story

In 1976 I was born at the Salem hospital with a condition called gastroschisis, meaning my intestines were on the outside of my body. I was rushed to Doernbecher's for emergency surgery. My parents were told that I would not survive. After a month stay and 37 years later, I thank the doctors and nurses at Doernbecher's for saving my life.

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