Chandler after her high school graduation

 

Chandler was born with myelomeningocele (a type of spina bifida) and requires mechanical ventilation to breathe. At age 5, she was implanted with the Avery Diaphragm Pacemaker. Since then, she has enjoyed all the freedoms that pacing has allowed—she moves freely about her home, school classrooms and the mall. Today, she is healthier than ever and looks forward to the future. See this beautiful picture taken after her high school graduation!

Chandler’s mom says, “I am so grateful for the Avery Diaphragmatic Pacemaker. Without this device, she would not have gained the physical and emotional strength that she has over the past 14 years! It has changed Chandler’s life!”

 

Source: ABD-PP-040, Rev B 01/2021