The Wyss Foundation Provides $5 Million in Funding for Children'S Hospital of ...

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Children's Hospital of Philadelphia says it has received a $5 million gift that will help fund "revolutionary research" in the treatment of children with a rare genetic disorder.

The condition is called thoracic insufficiency syndrome, and it's a serious one: About one in every 1,000 children is born with the disorder, which causes their lungs to grow too slowly, impeding their ability to breathe, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer.

The hospital says the new funding will help establish the Wyss/Campbell Center for Thoracic Insufficiency Syndrome, which will now be known as the Wyss/Campbell Center for Thoracic Insufficiency Syndrome in perpetuity.

"This support is providing our clinicians with the vital platform for innovation to make tangible improvements in the lives of the patient families we serve," says Dr. Richard M.

Armstrong Jr., chief of the Division of Orthopaedics at CHOP.

"The $5 million gift will ensure the Center, its clinical team, researchers, and patients have the resources needed to thrive by amplifying studies, tools, and education," adds Molly McUsic, president of the Wyss Foundation, which made the initial gift of $10 million to CHOP last year.

The center's research focus is on how the disorder can be treated, with a particular focus on

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