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Meet the Kids – Jake!

Jake is diagnosed with autism.  Jake is such a smart, loving, funny boy. Jake loves school and his teachers. We are just learning every day to help our son who means the world to us. Jakes smile and laugh can make anyone’s day. Jake is learning at school how to...

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Meet the Kids – Kenzie!

Kenize was born with a rare metabolic disorder called Glutaric Acidemia type I. She is unable to process certain proteins and requires special metabolic formula to support her nutrition. A symptom of GA1 is chronic low appetite. Kenzie has had a consistent low...

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Meet the Kids – Brandi!

Brandi has been diagnosed with a genetic disease called Tuberous Sclerosis. She recently had surgery for her tuberous sclerosis, and is wheelchair bound. A wheelchair ramp with help Brandi navigate her wheelchair and help her independently get into her home. If you,...

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Meet the Kids – Lexi!

Lexi has been diagnosed with Chorea Hyperkinetic Movement Disorder, Cavernous hemangioma, multiple brain anomalies, Epileptic Encephalopathy, Epilepsy, Abnormal EEG, Autism, Genetic Mutation on X chromosome, Mixed Receptive and Expressive language Disorder, Mood...

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Meet the Kids – Wilby!

Wilby is diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy and Apraxia of Speech. He is able to walk but has limited use of right hand and limited verbal speech.He has excellent receptive language. Wilby is an amazing little boy. He was adopted at age 6 from Haiti. It was known at the...

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Meet the Kids – Brody!

Brody is diagnosed with Progressive Encephalopathy, Chore Hyperkinetic Movement Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Progressive Dementia, Amnestic, Autistic Disorder, Slow Processing Disorder. He has been through so much in the last year and extensive medical testing for his...

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Meet the Kids – Adam!

Adam is diagnosed with Down Syndrome and Trisomy 21. Having a child with special needs has taught us a lot about what matters in life. We all have abilities and disabilities but the most important thing is the ability to love. Our children, especially those not...

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Meet the Kids – Hank!

Hank is diagnosed with Down Syndrome. He is extremely social and loves his friends and loves to be outdoors! He is very strong and resilient in overcoming any obstacle thrown at him. He is not shy and will always try to make everyone smile. He is a pure joy to be...

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Meet the Kids – Hudson!

Hudson was born with spina bifida, a hole in his spine. It was closed the day after he was born. Shortly after his closure surgery he also developed meningitis and needed 2 weeks of IV antibiotics. In addition he requires shunt for his hydrocephalus. Despite Hudson's...

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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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