Stories about: Ahmad Alomari

A thank you from Gavin, the ‘biggest little fan’

Gavin is treated at Boston Children's Hospital for a tumor. My wife, Rebecca, and I are forever grateful for the compassionate care we received at Boston Children’s Hospital. This is our story — an emotional roller-coaster with a very happy ending.

In early March, our nanny Eida discovered a lump on the lower back of our infant son, Gavin.

As we began to see various doctors locally, we were told the lump was something common and benign, but we never got a solid diagnosis. Imaging was inconclusive and an oncologist told us over the phone, “I wish I could tell you this is benign, but at this point, I cannot.” One option presented to us was to remove the entire tumor without a diagnosis.

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Children's patients in Extraordinary Humans documentary

The National Geographic Channel’s multi-part documentary, Extraordinary Humans, examines different rare medical conditions, including extreme blood and bone abnormalities. Two Children’s Hospital Boston patients will be featured in the episode, Rare Anatomy: Blood, airing Monday, March 22 at 9 p.m.

Son Pham was brought to Children’s from Vietnam to get treated for an extensive venous malformation on the left side of his face. He was cared for by an interdisciplinary team of specialists from the Children’s Vascular Anomalies Center, including John Mulliken, MD and Ahmad Alomari, MD – who were interviewed for this documentary.

Michael Politzer, who has Klippel-Trenaunay Syndrome and is a patient of  Steven Fishman, MD also appears in the documentary.

This is the second time in one week that Children’s has been featured in National Geographic Channel documentary. The first time was on Monday, March 16 in a documentary about the Shang Dynasty.

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