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Meet the Kids – Damien!

Damien is diagnosed with infantile spasms and epilepsy/global developmental delay. Damien fought off infantile spasms, a very rare form of epilepsy for most of the 1st year of his life. During that time he regressed and lost many skills both cognitively and...

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Meet the Kids – Mark!

Mark is diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Global Developmental Delay, Pica, Mixed Receptive - Expressive Language Disorder. Mark gets frustrated when we are unable to understand his wants and needs. A communication device has been recommended for Mark to...

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Meet the Kids – Sophia!

Sophia is diagnosed with epilepsy and cerebral palsy with a hip dislocation. Sophia is non-verbal and wheelchair bound. Sophia is a funny teenager who loves nature and outdoors. Sophia is incredibly smart and an old soul who loves Frank Sinatra and 40’s music. We...

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Meet the Kids – Gabriel!

Gabriel has Developmental delays, Mixed Expressive/Receptive Language Disorder, Dysphagia, Gastronomy Tube, Hypospadias, Vesicoureteral Reflux, Generalized Muscle Weakness, Atrial Septal Defect. Gabe struggles to express his needs and wants. He is able to vocalize...

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Meet the Kids – Evie!

Evie is diagnosed with T21 down syndrome. When we found out about Evie having Down syndrome we were scared! We were scared of the unknown. If we only know how much joy this little girl was going to bring to our little family! Evie is a little go get her. She is not...

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Our Inclusion Revolution is growing! Walking into CMH lobby you are surrounded by color, whimsy and joy. While visiting a Variety Child on one of the floors I was surprised after leaving the lobby the feeling of Whimsy gave way. The pictures lining the walls were...

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Meet the Kids – Wade!

Wade was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy- Spastic Hemiplegia Left Side. His muscles on his left side are really tight so it is difficult for him to have full motion of his leg and arm. This causes him to have issues with his balance and mobility. Wade has always been...

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Meet the Kids – Bentley!

Bentley received and Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis on 12/16/20 from The Thompson Center at the University of Missouri, Columbia. He received a level 3 in social communication and repetitive patterns of behavior. The family is also seeking a vision screening at...

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Meet the Kids – Kaylee!

Kaylee had a stroke in utero which caused damage to the right side of her brain. Due to her brain injury, she has cerebral palsy on her left side of her body. Kaylee has to work hard on many daily tasks, but she doesn't let that slow her down. She is very determined...

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