Shabonna is a thirteen year-old girl from Uzbekistan with a life-threatening vascular anomaly: a mass of veins under her face that could grow into her brain, cause a stroke, and possibly lead to death. When Memphis businessman and philanthropist Dan Patterson encountered. her at an orphanage in Uzbekistan, he knew he had to help.
If anyone could help Shabonna, it would be our Pediatric ENT Dream Team!
World Class Treatment: Our Vascular Anomalies Clinic
With the help of GoFundMe donations from around the world, Shabonna arrived in Memphis and began treatment at Le Bonheur.
Dr. Anthony Sheyn, along with the other specialists at our Vascular Anomalies clinic, performed three successful surgeries. Not only were they able to diagnose the issue and navigate these tricky, life-saving procedures, they believe Shabonna’s swelling will go down in the coming weeks.
Thanks to the expertise of our Dream Team, Shabonna can be a happy, healthy teenager again!
Our Dream Team is here help
Shabonna’s amazing story is proof that UTHSC ENT provides world class treatment in your hometown. This amazing girl flew 7,000 miles to receive life-saving care at Le Bonheur.
Dr. Anthony Sheyn and the entire team is here to help your child, too! No matter where you call home, we should be the first call if your child needs treatment.