Sophia Manansala

Sophia Manansala and her family

Life is full of little miracles.

While in utero, Sophia Manansala was diagnosed with a very serious condition called meconium peritonitis, or a perforated bowel. Sophia was born at 29 weeks at Kapiolani.

She remained in the neonatal intensive care unit for more than four months. At this very young and vulnerable age, she had three surgeries to remove fluids and stool from her stomach, repair the perforations in her intestines and eventually, remove her obstructed bowel.

Today Sophia is a thriving and healthy child, thanks to the expert care she received in the first few months of her life.

Your continued support of Kapiolani helps children like Sophia every day. Donate today.

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