A Second Chance for Chloe

by Jennifer Lahl, CBC President on April 16, 2009

When Chloe Levine was just 9 months old her parents noticed that she didn’t use her right hand to hold her bottle. Then they noticed she wasn’t crawling and instead chose to bounce herself around using her weaker right leg only as a prop. At 12 months of age, a cat scan revealed her left side of her brain had not developed properly and she was diagnosed with cerebral palsy.

Jenny Levine, Chloe’s mother, had the typical motherly anxiety about having a healthy baby and right before Chloe’s birth, Jenny and her husband Ryan, made the decision to bank Chloe’s cord blood. This decision gave Chloe a second chance on a healthy normal life when they learned of a study taking place at Duke University led by Dr. Joanne Kurtzberg. See more at this link:

The Center for Bioethics and Culture Network

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