Nuss Procedure Patient Stories
The Nuss Procedure can open doorways to success for its patients. Here are a few of our stories of patients and how having the Nuss Procedure changed their lives.
Major League Pectus
Tim Melville, a member of the Cincinnati Reds, remembers the Nuss Surgery at CHKD that allowed his natural athletic ability to flourish. He had the procedure when he was 10. When he was 18, the Kansas City Royals drafted him.
Raising the Bar
When Eileen Boyle dances, her moves are breathtaking. These days, the native of Charlottesville is studying dance at the prestigious dance training program with the Joffrey Ballet in New York, thanks in part to the Nuss Procedure.
It's All in the Family
All three Hickey children have had the Nuss Procedure. And
Elizabeth Hickey, shown with her brother, went on to become a three-time All-American basketball player at the University of Mary Washington.
Emily Padgett had the Nuss Procedure when she was 13 and went on to compete as a Junior Olympian. Her twisting and turning and somersaults were helped by the ground-breaking procedure that CHKD launched.