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This is the Face of Ukraine "A real Christmas miracle!" Davyd and his family currently live in Ukraine. Last year, Davyd was implanted with the Avery diaphragm pacemaker. He now has the ability to breathe on his own and is only dependent on a ventilator for one hour a day. His family says [...]




Yonathan with his Avery diaphragm pacer   Yonathan was born in 2004 and diagnosed with CCHS (Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome) by two months old. Although his parents learned about the Avery Diaphragm Pacemaker at that time, it wasn’t until he was 13, after his bar mitzvah, that he decided he wanted to be [...]


Camila Begins Pacing 24/7


Camila with her parents, viewing ducks and swans at Laguna Trupán Camila sustained a C1-C2 neonatal spinal cord injury, rendering her ventilator-dependent. In 2019, at nearly two years old, she was implanted with the Avery Diaphragm Pacemaker by Dr. Renato Acuña at Hospitales Los Angeles in Los Angeles, Chile. Her post-op recovery was [...]

Camila Begins Pacing 24/72021-08-10T19:16:01+00:00

ROHHADS and CCHS Patient Pacing for over 10 Years


Josh's school photo Josh’s mother noticed that he was struggling to stay awake. After suffering full respiratory arrest, numerous tests were performed to identify the cause, finally resulting in a diagnosis of ROHHAD (Rapid-Onset Obesity with Hypothalamic Dysfunction). Three days before his 9th birthday, Josh had a surgery to insert a tracheostomy tube, [...]

ROHHADS and CCHS Patient Pacing for over 10 Years2021-07-22T16:42:19+00:00



Cash at age 5 Cash was diagnosed with Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome (CCHS) and was given a tracheostomy as an infant. He spent the first few years of his life in and out of the hospital, battling many ventilator-associated infections. 13-year-old Cash At five years old, Cash was cervically implanted [...]


Avery Diaphragm Pacemaker Gives Woman Gift of Mobility


Perihan smiling while using the Avery system! Perihan sustained a spinal cord injury at the neck level in a fall down a mobile staircase. Perihan’s neurosurgeon Professor Sedat Cagli, at Ege University Hospital, Izmir Turkey, told her about the Avery Diaphragm Pacemaker, and in February 2012 she was implanted. Thirty days later, she [...]

Avery Diaphragm Pacemaker Gives Woman Gift of Mobility2021-06-29T14:17:57+00:00

Emily – Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome


Emily is ventilator-free, allowing her to enjoy horseback riding Emily has been using the Avery Diaphragm Pacemaker since she was three years old. She was born with CCHS, a disorder that affects breathing, causing shallow breaths (hypoventilation), especially during sleep. Before she had the Avery Pacemaker implanted, Emily had to have a [...]

Emily – Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome2021-06-22T15:36:37+00:00



Ryo using the Avery Pacing System In 1999, Ryo became a quadriplegic because of a traffic accident with his motorbike. He remained in the hospital for 15 months tethered to a mechanical ventilator. After 15 months in the hospital, Ryo was implanted with the Avery Breathing Pacemaker at Fujita Health University. Five [...]




Richard exploring the world with his Avery system Richard was implanted with the Avery system by Dr. Keith Mortman at the George Washington University Hospital in August of 2018. Prior to being implanted with Avery’s Diaphragm Pacing System, his diaphragm paralysis was hindering his quality of life.  Richard stated that he used to [...]