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Eileen Boyle - Nuss Procedure Patient

Nuss Procedure Patient Stories

Dancer Eileen Boyle had the Nuss Procedure at CHKD to help her breathe and to take pressure off of her heart. She then went off to study dance at the renowned Joffrey Ballet School.

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The Nuss Procedure can open doorways to success for patients like Eileen. Read her amazing story and others like hers below.

Breathing Easy

Madeline Allburn, a young soccer player, remembers picking out loose-fitting clothing so no one could see the way her lower ribs stuck out. Read how chest wall surgery at CHKD restored her stamina and helped her achieve her goal to play Division I soccer.


Nuss Team Win

Former patient Tim Melville, who made his major league debut with the Cincinnati Reds, says CHKD played a role in his success. Find out how the Nuss Procedure made it easier for Tim to breathe and improved his overall performance on the baseball field.


One-Of-A-Kind Breakthrough

At age 26, Richard Cole had almost given up hope that anyone could fix his sunken chest. Then he came to CHKD where he underwent a first-of-its-kind surgery.


A Winner, Two Times Over

Tyler Neville came to CHKD hoping to get his pectus excavatum repaired. In the process, his doctors discovered that he had Hodgkin lymphoma. He beat both. Now he's off to Harvard, where he will play Division I football.


Raising the Bar

When Eileen Boyle dances, her moves are breathtaking. These days, the native of Charlottesville is studying at the prestigious dance training program with the Joffrey Ballet in New York, thanks in part to the Nuss Procedure.

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