Adalie’s Story: Pectus Excavatum Surgery

Adalie began dancing when she was 4 years old and has loved it ever since. As she got older, Adalie developed a depression in her chest, and she began experiencing chest pain and shortness of breath that limited her dancing abilities. The family came to CHOC Children’s, where Dr. Mustafa Kabeer performed a unique surgery to correct Adalie’s pectus excavatum. Now, she’s back to ballet and dancing stronger than ever.